William Henry Edwards

ID: SIA2010-0468

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1900

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7427, Box 1, Folder: William Henry Edwards, 1822 - 1909

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Summary

William Henry Edwards (March 15, 1822 - April 4, 1909) an amateur naturalist, was one of America's earliest and greatest lepidopterists and was widely recognized as an authority on North American butterflies. Specimens were sent to him for identificaion by the Smithsonian Institution as well as many other institutions and individuals. Despite his other activites, the study of butterflies remained his passion and resulted in the publication of many papers as well as a three-volume work on North American butterflies.

Subject

Edwards, William Henry

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Collection of photographs of noted lepidopterists active primarily from the 1840s through the 1950s was assembled over a period of years by staff of the Department of Entomology of the National Museum of Natural History. The majority of the images are not original prints; they were cut out of professional journals and books.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7427, Box 1, Folder: William Henry Edwards, 1822 - 1909

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1900

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Topic

  • Lepidopterists
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Entomologists

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Portraits

ID Number

SIA2010-0468

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 3.0w x 4.0h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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