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The Naturalists Companion containing drawings with suitable descriptions of a vast variety of Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Serpent and Insects; & accurately copied either from Living Animals or from the stuffed Specimens in the Museums of the College and Dublin Society, to which is added drawings of several antiquities, natural productions &c containd in those Museums -- illustrated manuscript by Kenelm Henry Digby

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SAFE/PXE 869

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nM7lWAVY

The Naturalists Companion containing drawings with suitable descriptions of a vast variety of Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Serpent and Insects; & accurately copied either from Living Animals or from the stuffed Specimens in the Museums of the College and Dublin Society, to which is added drawings of several antiquities, natural productions &c containd in those Museums -- illustrated manuscript by Kenelm Henry Digby

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The Naturalists Companion containing drawings with suitable descriptions of a vast variety of Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Serpent and Insects; & accurately copied either from Living Animals or from the stuffed Specimens in the Museums of the College and Dublin Society, to which is added drawings of several antiquities, natural productions &c containd in those Museums -- illustrated manuscript by Kenelm Henry Digby

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The Naturalists Companion containing drawings with suitable descriptions of a vast variety of Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Serpent and Insects; & accurately copied either from Living Animals or from the stuffed Specimens in the Museums of the College and Dublin Society, to which is added drawings of several antiquities, natural productions &c containd in those Museums -- illustrated manuscript by Kenelm Henry Digby

Date

1812-1816. It suggested that the volume dates between the arrival of the stuffed giraffe at the Trinity College Dublin Museum in late 1812, and October 1814 when Digby was admitted into Trintiy College Cambridge: see Rachel Hand "A number of highly interesting objects: the Cook-Voyage collections of Trinity College Dublin" in Jeremy Coote ed., "Cook-Voyage Collections of 'Artificial Curiousities' in Britian and Ireland 1771-2015" (MEG Occasional Papers no.5), Museum Ethnographers Group, Oxford, 2015, p.180. However the Dictionary of National Biography suggests he moved to Cambridge in 1816.

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SAFE/PXE 869

Record Identifier

nM7lWAVY
Physical Description

Contents

440 watercolours (in 1 album of 544 pages, including manuscript text) - 39.6 x 25.2 x 5.4 cm

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Fonds

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Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Artist died before 1955

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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Digitised

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Following is a list of the illustrations of the album, which closely reflects its contents. Digby also provides an alphabetical index in the front of the album.
Frontispiece: [Untitled - Peaceable Kingdom - landscape with birds and animals]
p. 1 -- A Japanese Idol
p. 1 -- An antient Helmet
p. 2 -- Three antique Grecian Vases
p. 2 --...

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The Naturalists Companion containing drawings with suitable descriptions of a vast variety of Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Serpent and Insects; & accurately copied either from Living Animals or from the stuffed Specimens in the Museums of the College and Dublin Society, to which is added drawings of several antiquities, natural productions &c contai...

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

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Signature / Inscriptions

Embossed on spine Digbys Naturalists Companion

Conservation note

Contemporary full calf covers, re-backed.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased November 2001

Exhibited in

National treasures from Australia's great libraries

Administrative / Biographical history

Kenelm Henry Digby was born in Ireland in 1800 to a prominent Protestant family, and died in London in 1880, his home for most of his later life. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took a B.A. in 1819. At Cambridge he converted to Catholicism, and devoted the rest of his life to literature and writing, with a particular interest in Ca...

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SAFE/PXE 869

Record Identifier

nM7lWAVY

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414201

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