Diary from 21st Sept. 1949 till, vol. 18

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This field book contains field notes of collections Stelfox made from 21 September 1949 to 13 March 1952 in Scotland and 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 Killen, The Murrough, Cerne Valley (dorset UK), Studland (dorset), Monaghan, and Manor Kilbride. 'R.C.L.P' following a name signifies that specimen were seen and verified by D. R. C. L. Perkins, F.R.S. Miscellaneous notes and correspondence inserted at page 122. Inserted at page 140: “List of asulealis taken in Dorset by A. W. Stelfox, 1950” and a postcard from O. W. Richards. Botanical specimen inserted at page 341.

Date Range


Start Date

May 16, 1948

End Date

Mar 13, 1952

Access Information

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  • Entomology
  • Hymenoptera


  • Kilbride
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Studland
  • Monaghan
  • Scotland
  • Cerne Abbas
  • Murroogh


  • 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


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