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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:


George Crabbe: Notebooks on entomology, botany and chemistry

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4190-4192, 4194
Dates: 1792-1817
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Letter to Rivers from C. G. Seligman about the behaviour of butterflies, 1918-12-02

Reference Code: GBR/3377/WHRivers/3/20
Scope and Contents

Seligman, who had accompanied Rivers on the expedition to the Torres Sraits, observes that tortoise-shell butterflies continue to hover around the nettles on which the caterpillars of the species feed, and proposes a theory that the nutritional interest has been replaced by a reproductive one. He writes that he would like to develop the theory by testing the sex of the butterflies hovering over the nettles to verify if it is both the males and the females that do this.

Dates: 1918-12-02

Salt: The Papers of George Salt

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GS
Scope and Contents

This collection comprises journals and other writings by George Salt, as well as examples of his calligraphic work and correspondence.

Dates: 1924 - 1998

The Papers of Sir Vincent Wigglesworth

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WIGG
Scope and Contents

This collection mainly consists of reprints of Wigglesworth's papers and protocols covering his research into insect physiology throughout his career. There are also diaries and photographs of Wigglesworth's research visits to West Africa, 1928, and the Indian sub-continent, 1934 - 1935.

Dates: 1923 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: Apart from some files in section 9 (clearly marked in the catalogue) the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.