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A catalogue of the shells, arranged according to the Lamar[c]kian system : with their authorities, synonymes, and references to works where figured or described, contained in the collection of John C. Jay, M.D. [microform]

Identifier: Archives Microfilm #45


  • 1850


4 Volumes (4 v. ; 29 cm.)

Biographical sketch

Physician and amateur conchologist. Known for his extensive collection of shells and of rare books on conchology.

Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: Rare Book Collection. Silver original shelved in the Negative Storage Room.

Publication Date

General Note Holograph, with typescript t.p.'s (probably added in 1942)
General Note "Manuscript for fourth edition, New York, 1850."
General Note Vol. 2 has 2 drafts.
General Note Vol. 1: 462 p. (p. 445-452 blank); v. 2 (1st draft): 592 p. (recto of some leaves blank); v. 2 (2nd draft): 715 p. (p. 715 blank); v. 3: 687 p. (p. [667]-[680] blank)
General Note Imprint of published work: New York : Printed by R. Craighead, 1850.
General Note Includes indexes.
Reproduction Note Type of reproduction--Microfilm.; Place of reproduction--[New York, N.Y. :; Agency responsible for reproduction--American Museum of Natural History: Date of reproduction--1987]. Physical description of reproduction--3 microfilm reels, 35 mm.
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

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