Museum in Kaliningrad [Koenigsberg]

Neal Evenhuis neale at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Thu Aug 17 09:54:23 CDT 2000

At 11:28 PM +0400 8/17/00, Alexey Solodovnikov wrote:
>Dear colleagues,
>Does anybody know any colleague from Zoological museum in
>Kaliningrad [former Koenigsberg] in Russia? If this establishment
>now is called otherwise (say, Museum of Natural History or so, this does not
>After long search for the types of a couple of Lathrobium species
>(Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) described by G. Czwalina at
>the end of XIXth century I got an evidence that they
>may be in "Zoological museum in  Königsberg", in Russia! It may
>look as a shame, but, being in rather neighboring St. Petersburg, I have
>no idea about such museum and people who might work there.

I also would be interested in knowing the whereabouts of any of 
Czwalina's collections. According to my records, his collection in 
Koenigsberg was moved out of the museum during Word War II to avoid 
bombing. However, their present location is unknown.


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