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The butterflies of North America, diurnal Lepidoptera : whence they come, where they go, and what they do [microform] / illustrated and described by Titian R. Peale.

Identifier: Archives Microfilm #52


  • 1873 - 1885

Biographical sketch

Painter and naturalist, member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; examiner of the Patent Office in Washington, 1849-1872.


3 boxes (164 leaves of plates) : (3 boxes (164 leaves of plates) : 127 ill. (125 col.) ;, 33 cm. + (1 case ([145] leaves ; 37 cm.)))

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Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: Rare Book Collection (20-D). Silver original shelved in the Negative Storage Room.

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General Note

Holograph in pen-and-ink and watercolor.

General Note

Box 1 contains plates 1-67; box 2, plates 68-136; box 3, plates 137-164. Case contains descriptive text.

General Note

Plates missing (never drawn?): 62-64, 66-67, 69-70, 72, 77, 83, 94-95, 109, 115-124, 129-130, 146-164. Leaves 158-164 blank. Includes plates numbered 13a, 53a, 59a, 140a, and 2 plates numbered 135. The text is sectioned and numbered to correspond the numbering of the plates.

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--2 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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