Correspondence of James Dalton

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises 35 letters from James Dalton to James Sowerby, the naturalist; also, letters from W. Brunton, John Larcom, Peter Murray, and Robert Teesdale to Sowerby, and one letter from J. Wood to Dr Smith, all on aspects of natural history

Administrative / Biographical History

James Dalton (1764-1843), a Yorkshire clergyman, was a naturalist noted mainly for his expertise on mosses

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Mrs J.M. Eyles on 15 February 1967


In English

Other Finding Aids

A rough list of the letters with some details of their contents is kept with the archive