SIA RU007379, Stelfox, Arthur Wilson 1883-1972, Arthur Wilson Stelfox Papers, 1904-1967

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Summary

Creator:
Stelfox, Arthur Wilson 1883-1972
Title:
Arthur Wilson Stelfox Papers, 1904-1967
Dates:
1904, 1904-1967
Notes:
Arthur Wilson Stelfox (1883-1972), Irish naturalist and entomologist, was born in Belfast and studied architecture in Ireland and England. While practicing that profession, Stelfox also pursued an interest in natural history and served as Secretary of the Belfast Naturalists Field Club. In 1920, he was appointed Assistant Naturalist at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, where he specialized in the Hymenoptera. Following his retirement in 1948, Stelfox continued to build his collections and donated them to the Smithsonian in 1966
Summary:
These papers document Stelfox's work as a naturalist in Great Britain and Ireland and the development of his collection of Hymenoptera. They include diaries concerning Hymenoptera and other insects collected, 1921-1965; lists of mollusks collected, 1904-1917; correspondence, primarily with A. Clive Jewitt, G. E. J. Nixon, and R. C. L. Perkins, concerning Stelfox's study of Hymenoptera; manuscripts sent to Stelfox for comment; published papers, with extensive marginalia; illustrations; and working notes
Topics:
Entomology, Invertebrate zoology
Subjects:
Stelfox, Arthur Wilson 1883-1972, Jewitt, A. Clive, Nixon, G. E. J (Gilbert Edward James), Perkins, R. C. L (Robert Cyril Layton) 1866-1955, Belfast Naturalists' Field Club, National Museum of Ireland
Form/Genre:
Diaries, Collection descriptions, Field notes, Scientific illustrations
Local Number:
SIA RU007379
Physical Description:
1.6 linear meters

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7379

Stelfox, Arthur Wilson, 1883-1972

Arthur Wilson Stelfox Papers, 1904-1967

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Stelfox, Arthur Wilson, 1883-1972
Title: Arthur Wilson Stelfox Papers
Dates: 1904-1967
Quantity: 1.6 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 7379
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

Arthur Wilson Stelfox (1883-1972), Irish naturalist and entomologist, was born in Belfast and studied architecture in Ireland and England. While practicing that profession, Stelfox also did some work in natural history and served as secretary of the Belfast Naturalists Field Club. In 1920, he received appointment as Assistant Naturalist at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, where he specialized in the Hymenoptera. Following his retirement in 1948, Stelfox continued to build his collections, and donated them to the Smithsonian in 1966.

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Introduction

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Descriptive Entry

These papers document Stelfox's work as a naturalist in Great Britain and Ireland and the development of his collection of Hymenoptera. They include diaries concerning Hymenoptera and other insects collected, 1921-1965; lists of mollusks collected, 1904-1917; correspondence, primarily with A. Clive Jewitt, G. E. J. Nixon, and R. C. L. Perkins, concerning Stelfox's study of Hymenoptera; manuscripts sent to Stelfox for comment; published papers, with extensive marginalia; illustrations; and working notes.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7379, Stelfox, Arthur Wilson, 1883-1972, Arthur Wilson Stelfox Papers

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Container List

Box 1

"Diary of Hymenoptera, other insects, plants, etc. seen or taken by A. W. Stelfox," 1921-1965, 32 volumes.

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Box 2

"Lists of land and freshwater mollusca and localities found in Great Britain and Ireland by A. W. Stelfox," 1904-1917, 3 volumes.

Box 2 of 2

Located in the Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History

Correspondence, 1932-1967. Especially prominent correspondents are A. Clive Jewitt, G. E. J. Nixon, and R. C. L. Perkins.

Box 2 of 2

Working notes of Stelfox; numerous manuscripts sent to him in draft for commentary; drawings and sketches; published papers, especially Opuscula Ichneumonologica, volume I, extensive marginalia and interleaved commentary.

Box 2 of 2

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