William Forsell Kirby

ID: SIA2010-0472

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: circa 1900

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7427, Box 1, Folder William Forsell Kirby, 1844-1912

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Summary

Portrait of William Forsell Kirby (1844-1912), an English entomologist and folklorist.

Subject

Kirby, W. F (William Forsell) 1844-1912

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • A 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. Many of the lepidopterists pictured worked for either the United States National Museum or the United States Department of Agriculture. The majority of the images are not original prints; they were cut out of professional journals and books.
  • William Forsell Kirby (1844-1912) was an English entomologist and folklorist who became interested in butterflies and moths at an early age. In 1867, he became a curator in the Museum of the Royal Dublin Society and in 1879 Kirby joined the staff of the Natural History Museum (London) as an Assistant.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7427, Box 1, Folder William Forsell Kirby, 1844-1912

Contact information

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

Date

circa 1900

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Lepidopterists
  • Entomology
  • Entomologists

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0472

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 2.25w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Person; Medium: Photographic print

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