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'Jamaican ants'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 354

Scope and Contents

A book recording facts and observations about Jamaican ant species. It also includes two imaginative stories, perhaps intended for children, to explain their behaviour. It is illustrated by pen and ink sketches and water colours (50 pages).


  • 1890 - 1944

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Biographical / Historical

Simeon Albert Shaw (1856-1944) was a farmer of Hampton, New Hampshire, who served as the town’s first public librarian from 1881 to 1931. He developed a keen interest in natural history, particularly in ornithology and entomology. Shaw amassed a considerable collection of insect specimens which he donated to the University of New Hampshire.


1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

good condition

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The book belonged to H.J.H. Borley, Director of Game, Fish and Tsetse, Nyasaland. It was donated by his son-in-law Michael O'Donoghue in 2007.


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Date information

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Shaw, Simeon Albert, 1856-1944, entomologist

Includes index.
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