Diary from 16th May 1948 till 18th Sept. 1949, vol. 17

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This field book contains field notes of collections Stelfox made from 16 May 1948 to 18 September 1949 in Ireland. Most specimens collected were insects, primarily hymenoptera. Other types of specimens may have been collected. Notes on botanical specimens observed and possibly collected are also included. Stelfox lists the name of the specimen, date collected, sex, quantity, sometimes remarks on the weather, location, sometimes specific type of environment, sometimes remarks about which specimens he would like to collect, sometimes additional information. Localities include, but are not limited to Lucan, Kippure House, Athdown, Skerrie Bog, Clara, Killoughter, and Jobstown (currently western part of Tallaght). 'R.C.L.P' following a name signifies that specimen were seen and verified by D. R. C. L. Perkins, F.R.S. Correspondence from Henry Townes to Stelfox and miscellaneous notes are inserted at page 33. 16 pages of notes from A. H. Holiday's diary are included, starting from the back of this journal.

Date Range


Start Date

May 16, 1948

End Date

Sep 18, 1949

Access Information

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  • Entomology
  • Hymenoptera


  • Lucan
  • Skerries House
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Clara
  • Tallaght
  • Athdown
  • Killoughter
  • Kippure House


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007379

Collection name

Arthur Wilson Stelfox papers, 1904-1967

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 2