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Photographs of skeletons of moa, dodo and solitaire, 1867-1868

 Series — Box: MS Add.9839/31: Box 55
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/31

Scope and Contents

[1-13] Photographs of Moa skeletons in [?]Christchurch Museum, New Zealand, taken by D.L. Mundy of Christchurch, 25 OCT 1867. Figure in [1] identified by AN as 'Mr. Fuller'. [14] Government Buildings and Museum, Christchurch, by D.L. Mundy, 4 FEB 1868. [15] D.L. Mundy, photograph of stuffed Kiwi, 1868. [16-22] Skeleton of Moa Dinornis robustus presented to Yorkshire Philosophical Society Museum by J.H. Gibson, by Monkhouse & Co., Photographers, York, c.1864; with skeletons of Ostrich, Rhea, Cassowary, and Emu for comparison. [23-25] Photographs of remains of Dodo, Oxford Museum, by Wheeler & Day. [26-30] Bones of Rodrigues Solitaire, by Farren of Cambridge. [31-33] Skeletons of Rodrigues Solitaire, by S. Ayling, 493 New Oxford Street, 1868. [34] Watercolour, egg of elephant bird, Aepyornis maximus, actual size, in George Dawson Rowley's collection, 1864.


  • 1867-1868


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1 collection (33 photographs, 1 watercolour photograph, watercolour)

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