Augustus Radcliffe Grote, Lepidopterist

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Augustus Radcliffe Grote (1841-1903) was one of the leading American entomologists of the nineteenth century. In 1881, Grote sold his valuable collection of Lepidoptera to the British Museum, and permanently left the United States in 1884.


Grote, Augustus Radcliffe 1841-1903


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


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: Augustus Radcliffe Grote, 1841-1903

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


c. 1893

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  • Lepidopterists
  • Entomology
  • Entomologists


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.0w x 3.0h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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