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

Record Unit 7130

Foerster, Arnold, 1810-1884

Arnold Foerster Notebooks, 1843, 1864 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Foerster, Arnold, 1810-1884
Title: Arnold Foerster Notebooks
Dates: 1843, 1864 and undated
Quantity: 0.02 cu. ft. (1 microfilm reel)
Collection: Record Unit 7130
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists of notebooks which contain keys and descriptions, mostly of genera of Hymenoptera, almost entirely the Ichneumonidae. The greater part of the notebooks have been published, but contain unpublished information. See Foerster, "Synopsis der Familien und Gattungen des Ichneumonen," VERHANDLUNGEN DES NATURHISTORISCHEN VEREINES, volume 25, pp. 135-221, Bonn, 1868. See also J. F. Perkins, "On the Type Species of Foerster's Genera (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae)," BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM (NATURAL HISTORY) ENTOMOLOGY, volume II, no. 8, London, 1962. The notebooks are written in German, Greek, and Latin. The notebooks are written in German, Greek, and Latin.

Historical Note

Arnold Foerster (1810-1884) was a German entomologist of distinction.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists of notebooks which contain keys and descriptions, mostly of genera of Hymenoptera, almost entirely the Ichneumonidae. The greater part of the notebooks have been published, but contain unpublished information. See Foerster, "Synopsis der Familien und Gattungen des Ichneumonen," Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereines, volume 25, pp. 135-221, Bonn, 1868. See also J. F. Perkins, "On the Type Species of Foerster's Genera (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae), Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, volume II, no. 8, London, 1962. The notebooks are written in German, Greek, and Latin.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7130, Arnold Foerster Notebooks

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Container List

Box 1

Microfilm

Volume I 1843

Box 1 of 1

Volume II 1864

Box 1 of 1

Volume III Undated

Box 1 of 1