Natural History Museum warning posters

Scope and Content

Warning posters against flies and mosquitoes with negatives, undated.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Natural History Museum was first opened in 1881. It contained collections that had originally been part of the British Museum including collections of Sir Hans Sloane, a physician and collector of natural curiosities, and Joseph Banks the botanist who travelled with Captain James Cook aboard HMS Endeavour, 1768-1771. It was Sir Richard Owen, Superintendent of the British Museum’s natural history collection who persuaded the Government that a new museum was needed.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

This record was transferred from Dundee University Library in 1976.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at Dundee University Archives. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Archivist's Note

Hub description created by Sarah Bland, June 2006.

Geographical Names