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 (1)

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Patriotic natural history and sericulture in the French Enlightenment (1730–1780)
vol. 44 (1): 1-18
Richard Owen: an overlooked parasitologist
vol. 44 (1): 19-30
An annotated checklist of mesoplodont whale species (Cetacea, Ziphiidae) discovered after the nineteenth century
vol. 44 (1): 31-42
Life and works of Augustin Augier de Favas (1758–1825), author of “Arbre botanique” (1801)
vol. 44 (1): 43-62
Henry Macdonald Kyle (1872–1951): a Scottish pioneer of international fisheries research
vol. 44 (1): 63-73
Birds and mammals preserved by R. & G. W. Raine Brothers, the Carlisle taxidermists, 1918–1943
vol. 44 (1): 74-81
New light on the history of Megalosaurus, the great lizard of Stonesfield
vol. 44 (1): 82-102
A memoir of Hugh Miller (1802–1856) attributed to his son Hugh Miller FGS (1850–1896)
vol. 44 (1): 103-109
The island of origin of Richard Harlan's Galapagos tortoise Testudo elephantopus
vol. 44 (1): 110-117
The identity of the bird known locally in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Norfolk, United Kingdom, as the Spowe
vol. 44 (1): 118-121
Charles Waterton (1782–1865) and wourali
vol. 44 (1): 122-129
The decline and closure of Maison Verreaux as indicated by Władysław Taczanowski's letters
vol. 44 (1): 130-133
A famine in Surat in 1631 and Dodos on Mauritius: a long lost manuscript rediscovered
vol. 44 (1): 134-150
Inside and outside the Neotropics: three Polish naturalists during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
vol. 44 (1): 151-158
A brief historical account of an endemic swallowtail butterfly first collected a century ago on Goodenough Island (D'Entrecasteaux group) in Papua New Guinea
vol. 44 (1): 159-169
Possibly the oldest stuffed tuna in the world: Scouler's Glasgow fish-market find
vol. 44 (1): 170-173
Wolfgang Helmgard von Hohberg (1612–1688) and John Woodward (1665–1728): first records of using arsenic and mercury for the preservation of natural history collections
vol. 44 (1): 173-176
Robert Henry Fernando Rippon: some additional biographical notes
vol. 44 (1): 176-178