Archives of Natural History

Archives of natural history (formerly the Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History) publishes peer-reviewed papers on the history and bibliography of natural history in its broadest sense, and in all periods and all cultures. This is taken to include botany, general biology, geology, palaeontology and zoology, the lives of naturalists, their publications, correspondence and collections, and the institutions and societies to which they belong. Bibliographical papers concerned with the study of rare books, manuscripts and illustrative material, and analytical and enumerative bibliographies are also published.

Archives of natural history is published by Edinburgh University Press on behalf of the Society for the History of Natural History.

Publishes 2 issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 44 (2)

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The careering naturalists: creating career paths in natural history, 1790–1830 (Patron's review)
vol. 44 (2): 195-214
The contribution of Henry Charles Williamson (1871–1949) to Scottish and Canadian fisheries research
vol. 44 (2): 215-228
Rafinesque's Sicilian whale, Balena gastrytis
vol. 44 (2): 229-240
The early scientific history of Galapagos tortoises
vol. 44 (2): 241-258
On the land mammals of the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, by John Henry Keen, with a catalogue of specimens
vol. 44 (2): 259-274
Using John Nidd's annotated books in the Wren Library to reassess his contribution to John Ray's Catalogus (1660)
vol. 44 (2): 275-291
Jan Vilém Helfer's (1810–1840) collections from India, the Andaman Archipelago and Burma
vol. 44 (2): 292-302
Società Malacologica Italiana 1874–1906
vol. 44 (2): 303-320
The Eurasian Lynx (Lynx Lynx) in early modern Scotland
vol. 44 (2): 321-333
John Caius's contributions to Conrad Gessner's Historia animalium and “Historia plantarum”: a survey with commentaries
vol. 44 (2): 334-351
An unpublished “Catalogue du Cabinet de C. J. Temminck” (c. 1803–1804)
vol. 44 (2): 352-355
Eighteenth-century West African insects in the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney
vol. 44 (2): 356-362
Major-General Thomas Hardwicke's Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
vol. 44 (2): 363-366
A late eighteenth-century Society of Botany in Dublin
vol. 44 (2): 366-367
Antoinette Emily Dyce (1845–1927), Mrs Danford
vol. 44 (2): 367-370
Corroboration of the inferred publication date of J. S. Bowerbank's A history of the fossil fruits and seeds of the London Clay
vol. 44 (2): 370-371
GUERRINI, Anita. The courtiers' anatomists: animals and humans in Louis XIV's Paris.
vol. 44 (2): 372-373
ENDERSBY, Ian and FLIEDNER, Heinrich. The naming of Australia's dragonflies
vol. 44 (2): 373-374