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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

Biographical sketch

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


4 Volumes (4 v. ; 29 cm.)

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Location of Originals Note

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

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Holograph, with typescript t.p.'s (probably added in 1942)

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"Manuscript for fourth edition, New York, 1850."

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Vol. 2 has 2 drafts.

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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)

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Imprint of published work: New York : Printed by R. Craighead, 1850.

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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.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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