Catalogue of Insects of Perkins Collection

Scope and Content

Volume entitled: 'Localities &c. of Mr. R.C.L. Perkins' collection of British Hymenoptera Aculeata', Dec. 1907. This is a list of species on left-hand page, with corresponding localities on right-hand page. Only 9 pages are used, rest is blank.Enclosed there is also an annotated copy of E. Sanders, Catalogue of British Hymenoptera Aculeata. Perth, May 1890, 8 pp.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Cyril Layton Perkins (1866-1955) lived and worked for many years in the early 20th century on the Hawaiian Islands and contributed several chapters to the Fauna Hawaiiensis edited by David Sharp (1903, 1913). He gave a small collection of Hymenoptera to the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Access

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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