Conchological Papers of Hugh Watson

Scope and Content

The collections consists of the following items:

  • Catalogue of Watson's collection of shells, 2 vols, 1898-1928.
  • List of numbered series of shells in Watson's collection, 1 vol.
  • Hand paintings of cowrie shells in the Museum.
  • Cambridge University student notebooks, 1906-1912, 8 books.
  • Miscellaneous Unpublished manuscript and drawings.
  • Manuscript of 'Land and freshwater mollusca', 1930s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugh Watson (1885-1959) was a conchologist, who studied at the University of Cambridge.

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.


Description compiled by Kees Rookmaaker, Archives Hub project archivist

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