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 45 (1)

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The Ward family of taxidermists
vol. 45 (1): 1-13
Henry Ward and John James Audubon, 1831–1837
vol. 45 (1): 14-20
Gerald H. Thayer's ornithological work in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Lesser Antilles
vol. 45 (1): 21-39
Daniel Weiman and Libri picturati A 16–31
vol. 45 (1): 40-53
Eliot Howard's “law of territory” in birds: the influence of Charles Moffat and Edmund Selous
vol. 45 (1): 54-68
Rare red eggs of the Common Guillemot (Uria aalge): birds, biology and people at Bempton, Yorkshire, in the early 1900s
vol. 45 (1): 69-79
Willughby's Buzzard: names and misnomers of the European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
vol. 45 (1): 80-91
The Gibraltar Skull: early history, 1848–1868
vol. 45 (1): 92-110
Illustration of an 1857 “sea-serpent” sighting re-interpreted as an early depiction of cetacean entanglement in maritime debris
vol. 45 (1): 111-117
Audubon's famous banding experiment: fact or fiction?
vol. 45 (1): 118-121
The manuscript works of S. Fred Prince (1857–1949)
vol. 45 (1): 122-133
A contribution to the history of the herbaria of George Clifford III (1685–1760)
vol. 45 (1): 134-148
Tracking Antoni Gaymans's seventeenth-century horti sicci
vol. 45 (1): 149-152
Dorothy Constance Gibb (1907–2006), Aberdonian algologist
vol. 45 (1): 153-155
A nineteenth-century specimen of Simias concolor and an early twentieth-century specimen of Allenopithecus nigroviridis in the Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki
vol. 45 (1): 155-158
Elizabeth (Betsey) Ronalds (1788–1854): horticultural illustrator
vol. 45 (1): 159-162
Bibliographical notes on variant cloth-cases and issues of Philip Henry Gosse's The aquarium
vol. 45 (1): 162-165
A Swedish natural history collection lost at sea in 1774
vol. 45 (1): 165-166