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 43 (1)

Patron's review: Exploring cultures of collecting in the early modern world
vol. 43 (1): 1-20
A lost collection (1989–1994) of reptiles, birds and mammals of the Syrian Jazira (Syrian Arab Republic)
vol. 43 (1): 21-29
Natural history publications arising from Theodore Cantor's visit to Chusan, China, in 1840
vol. 43 (1): 30-40
A great auk for the Sun King
vol. 43 (1): 41-56
Natural history books in the library of Dr Richard Richardson
vol. 43 (1): 57-75
Charles and Emile Parzudaki: natural history dealers in nineteenth-century Paris
vol. 43 (1): 76-89
Preliminary analysis of the Hodgson Collection at the Zoological Society of London
vol. 43 (1): 90-94
Pranked by Audubon: Constantine S. Rafinesque's description of John James Audubon's imaginary Kentucky mammals
vol. 43 (1): 95-108
Christian Andreas Viktor Hensen and his studies of plankton
vol. 43 (1): 109-118
Angelo Sismonda (1807–1878), pioneer of geological mapping in the Alps of Savoy and the Piedmont: a bibliography
vol. 43 (1): 119-130
Life and work of Margaret Gatty (1809–1873), with particular reference to British sea-weeds (1863)
vol. 43 (1): 131-147
Emily Lawless and Charles Darwin: an Irish mystery
vol. 43 (1): 148-151
Fossil “saurians” in the Quekett cabinets at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
vol. 43 (1): 152-158
Obituary: Juliet Clutton-Brock (1933–2015): Honorary Member (2010), Associate Editor
vol. 43 (1): 159-162
European weather loach (Misgurnus fossilis) at Ulriksdal Palace, Stockholm, in the 1750s
vol. 43 (1): 163-166
Uses of sphagnum moss in folk medicine
vol. 43 (1): 166-166
Keeping track: the importance of the field label on bottled specimens and matters arising
vol. 43 (1): 167-169
Edward Rudge, Plantarum Guianæ rariorum icones et descriptiones hactenus ineditæ: suppressed preface
vol. 43 (1): 169-171
Notes from Wisbech and Fenland Museum: Mrs Doyle's Dublin shells
vol. 43 (1): 171-173
VAN WYHE, John (editor). The annotated Malay archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace
vol. 43 (1): 174-175