[Taxacom] Collection of the Boston Soc.Nat.Hist.?

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Tue Nov 8 15:21:38 CST 2011

p. 98-99 in the publication below refers to the society's extensive
insect collection going to Boston University where it is "now housed"

Richard I. Johnson. The Rise and Fall of the Boston Society of Natural
History. Northeastern Naturalist, Vol. 11, No. 1 (2004), pp. 81-108.

John Grehan

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Subject: [Taxacom] Collection of the Boston Soc.Nat.Hist.?

Dear all,

does anybody knows the whereabouts of the insect collection of the
Boston Society of Natural History? The Society transformed into the
Boston Museum of Science which doesn't mention any collections on its
I am looking for material from John Witt Randall. Randall's collection
is apparently lost, but he gave material to Thaddeus William Harris. The
Harris collection went to the Boston Society of Natural History in 1858.

Any ideas?



Dr Frank T. Krell
Curator of Entomology
Commissioner, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
Chair, ICZN ZooBank Committee
Department of Zoology
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