Fishes Collected by Darwin

Scope and Content

The volume has the title: 'Notes on the Fishes collected by Chas. Darwin Esq. in the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836'. There are 300 pages, each with one species of fish with the numbers given by Charles Darwin. The entries are followed by few pages of manuscript notes by Jenyns.

Administrative / Biographical History

Leonard Jenyns (1800-1893) changed his name to Leonard Blomefield in 1871. He studied at St John's College, University of Cambridge 1818-1822. He set up the Museum of the Cambridge Philosophical Society together with John Stevens Henslow. He was vicar first at Swaffham Bulbeck (1827-1852), afterwards in Bath. He was the author of the volume on the fishes in 'The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle during the years 1832-1836'.

Access Information

Manuscripts can be consulted on appointment only. The Museum of Zoology is open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 17:00 pm. Access and reproduction is at the discretion of the Archivist.

Acquisition Information

The volume was donated to the University Museum of Zoology by Jenyns himself in January 1869.


Description compiled by Kees Rookmaaker, Archives Hub project archivist.

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