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.

ISSN (print): 
0260-9541
ISSN (online): 
1755-6260

Latest articles

Volume 43 (2)

The Dupont family: collectors, dealers and naturalists in nineteenth-century Paris
vol. 43 (2): 191-207
Annotations in copies of Thomas Johnson's Mercurius botanicus (1634) and Mercurii botanici, pars altera (1641): authorship and provenance
vol. 43 (2): 208-220
A vile passion for altering names: the contributions of Charles Thorold Wood jun. and Neville Wood to ornithology in the 1830s
vol. 43 (2): 221-236
The first printed Latin editions of Dioscorides's De materia medica (1478, 1512): an inventory-based re-evaluation
vol. 43 (2): 237-254
A history of the fossil fruits and seeds of the London Clay (1840): a historical and bibliographical account of James Scott Bowerbank's unfinished monograph
vol. 43 (2): 255-277
No. 3 Highbury Grove, Islington: the private geological museum of James Scott Bowerbank (1797–1877)
vol. 43 (2): 278-284
A rough draft of A. R. Wallace's “Sarawak law” paper
vol. 43 (2): 285-293
The development of ornithology in Mexico and the importance of access to scientific information
vol. 43 (2): 294-304
Edward Drinker Cope's final feud
vol. 43 (2): 305-320
Jerónimo Lobo SJ and his Discourse of palm-trees in the context of seventeenth-century botany
vol. 43 (2): 321-335
The life and work of Margaret Gatty (1809–1873), with particular reference to her seaweed collections
vol. 43 (2): 336-350
Two long-forgotten engravings of Sowerby's beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens) from the nineteenth century
vol. 43 (2): 351-354
A Dutch phantom translation of Dioscorides's De materia medica from 1520 and a German translation by a non-Germanic author from 1546
vol. 43 (2): 354-357
“rolls up like Armadillo”: Darwin's forgotten encounters with ceratocanthine beetles (Coleoptera: Hybosoridae)
vol. 43 (2): 357-360
Additional references to “woggin” as a name for penguins
vol. 43 (2): 360-362
JONES, Ryan Tucker. Empire of extinction: Russians and the North Pacific's strange beasts of the sea, 1741–1867
vol. 43 (2): 363-363
COWIE, Helen. Exhibiting animals in nineteenth-century Britain: empathy, education, entertainment; JACKSON, Christine. Menageries in Britain 1100–2000
vol. 43 (2): 364-365
PLUMB, Christopher. The Georgian menagerie: exotic animals in the eighteenth century
vol. 43 (2): 365-366
EATHERLEY, Dan. Bushmaster: Raymond Ditmars and the hunt for the world's largest viper
vol. 43 (2): 366-367
HOPWOOD, Nick. Haeckel's embryos: images, evolution, and fraud
vol. 43 (2): 367-368