Collection of illustrations of the plumage of the Brown Leghorn Fowl by Renbao Zhu (J. P. Chu) (Zhu, Junyi) (1909-1987)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection is composed of various proofs for Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol.LIX., pp.533-562. (c.1938). Various proofs prior to the final copy include:  

  • - Plate I - colour illustrations mounted on card - illustrations 1 to 12
  • - Plate II - colour illustrations mounted on card - illustrations 13 to 24
  • - Plate III - monochrome proof - illustrations 25-31 (cells structure)
  • - Plate IV - colour illustrations mounted on card - illustrations 33 to 48
  • - Plate V - monochrome photographs on card mount - illustrations 49a to 61b
  • - Plate I - full-colour proof - illustrations 1 to 12 (several copies)
  • - Plate II- full-colour proof - illustrations 13 to 24 (several copies)
  • - Plate IV- full-colour proof - illustrations 33 to 48 (several copies)
  • - Plate V - monochrome proof - illustrations 49a to 61b

Administrative / Biographical History

The illustrations of the plumage in the male Brown Leghorn Fowl were created by Renbao Zhu (1909-1987) for Vol. LIX of the journal Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, pp.533-562, circa 1938. Renbao Zhu has also been rendered variously as J. P. Chu, and Junyi Zhu.

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Acquisition Information

Roslin Institute. Accession No: E2009.10


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained within the collection, and using Library of Congress Authorities.

Other Finding Aids

None prepared for this collection.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections.