SIA RU102006, Barnes, William 1860-1930, William Barnes Catalog, undated

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This collection consists of a manuscript catalog of the Lepidoptera of North America. NOTE: These papers are located in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology.


Barnes, William 1860-1930

Other title

Lepidoptera of North America


  • William Barnes (1860-1930), surgeon, was born in Illinois. He was an amateur lepidopterist and assembled the largest private collection of butterflies in the country. Although Barnes did little scientific work himself, he employed a number of assistants who studied the collections. In 1922, the collection was sold to the United States National Museum, with the proceeds going to the hospital which Barnes had helped found.
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Manuscript catalog of Lepidoptera of North America

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Local number

SIA RU102006

Physical description

1.2 linear meters

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