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Natural History Society of Montreal fonds

  • CA RBD MSG BW001
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1925, with gaps

The fonds reflects the scientific and literary outreach activities of the Montreal Natural History Society over the course of its existence and contains correspondence, minutes, financial records, council and committee reports, membership lists, d...

Natural History Society of Montreal

William D. Shaw Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 658
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1887

Shaw's papers include memoranda, notebooks and letters mainly on natural history. There are also annual reports of the Montréal chapter of the Nicholas Agassiz Association.

Shaw, William D., 1867-1886

Phillip Carpenter Fonds

  • CA MUA MG 4144
  • Fonds
  • 1764, 1834-1879

Most of the collection consists of Carpenter's notes and drawings of shells. There are printed catalogues of shell collections from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean dating from 1857 to 1876. His incoming correspondence is mainly from colle...

Carpenter, Philip P. (Philip Pearsall), 1819-1877

William Arthur Johnson Fonds

  • CA OSLER P139
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1871

The fonds contains two sketchbooks of coloured sketches and shows William Arthur Johnson's activities in natural sciences and microscope work.

Johnson, William Arthur, Rev., 1816-1880

James Forbes Zoological Drawings

  • CA RBD MSG BW003
  • Collection
  • between approximately 1800 and 1818

Collection consists of 57 illustrations of birds, eggs, snakes, and plants by James Forbes chiefly to illustrate his work "Oriental Memoirs," published in four volumes between 1813 and 1815. The majority of the illustrations are either e...

Forbes, James, 1749-1819

Gwillim Collection

  • CA RBD Gwillim
  • Collection
  • [between 1801 and 1807]

The collection contains 164 botanical and zoological paintings created chiefly by Elizabeth Gwillim as well as possibly by her sister Mary Symonds while living in Chennai, India (then Madras). The collection includes 121 watercolours of birds with...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Taylor White Collection

  • CA RBD MSG BW002
  • Collection
  • 1736-1759

The Taylor White Collection is comprised of 938 watercolour paintings of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. White, a British jurist, commissioned various artists of the day (including Charles Collins, Peter Paillou, Jacob Van Huysum, George Edwa...

White, Taylor, 1701-1772