List of British Beetles by Janson

Scope and Content

Title-page: Entomological Journal, No. 2, New Series from 1864 to British Coleoptera. The entries are like a diary, listing insects taken with details of number, localiy, date and how taken. The first entry is for 7 December 1864, the last one for 11 September 1925.

Administrative / Biographical History

Oliver Erichson Janson (1850-1926) was especially interested in beetles (Coleoptera). He worked in a business set up in London by his father, Edward Wesley Janson (1822-1891), trading natural history specimens, particularly insects.

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Description compiled by Kees Rookmaaker, Archives Hub project archivist.

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