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“The Sympathy of a Crowd”: Imagining Scientific Communities in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Entomology Periodicals

Matthew Wale

in Science Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Constructing Scientific Communities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226676517
eISBN:
9780226683461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226683461.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter is a case study of the Entomologist's Weekly Intelligencer (1856-61), the first weekly natural-history periodical, which was dedicated to the subject of collecting and studying insects. ... More


The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is the autobiography written by the naturalist educator Anna Botsford Comstock about her life and that of her husband, the entomologist John Henry Comstock—both prominent figures in the ... More


Imagining the Tropical Colony: Henry Smeathman and the Termites of Sierra Leone

Starr Douglas and Felix Driver (eds)

in Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226164717
eISBN:
9780226164700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164700.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses Smeathman's writings on termite colonies. It examines the visual mapping of tropical nature through the work of naturalist Henry Smeathman. In the course of his travels in ... More


Entomologist to U. S. Department of Agriculture: (Life in Washington as United States Entomologist, 1879–1881)

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's life in Washington, the entomologists who worked with the Comstocks there, and their social connections. On May 1, 1879, Henry became ... More


The Two hundred and Fiftieth-anniversary Celebration of the Royal Society and The International Entomological Congress

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes how John Henry Comstock was asked to represent Cornell University at the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Society of London in 1912. On the evening after the ... More


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