Catalogue description The C D Sherborn Collection (1839-1944)

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Reference: L MSS SHE B
Title: The C D Sherborn Collection (1839-1944)
Date: 1839-1944
Related material:

Other Sherborn material in the General and Palaeontology manuscript collections were presented by Sherborn himself or else purchased from various sources.

Held by: Natural History Museum Library and Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Sherborn, Charles Davies, 1861-1942

Physical description: Four boxes, two volumes and one folder
Immediate source of acquisition:

The material listed was presented by W H T Tams at various dates between 1967 and 1983.

Administrative / biographical background:

Charles Davies Sherborn (1861-1942) was an enthusiastic geologist as a young man, carrying out research on microfossils and the geology of southeast England. He became convinced of the importance of bibliographical and historical research as the foundation of taxonomy. He spent over forty years compiling Index animalium (1902-1933), that comprised a complete list of generic and specific names published between 1738 and 1850, with a reference to the publication in which each name first appeared. The General Library of the Natural History Museum was his base, though he was never a salaried member of staff.

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