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TitleAuthor's annotated copy of List of the Specimens of Hymenopterous Insects.... - F. Walker
AdminHistoryFrancis Walker (1809-1874) was an English entomologist.

Walker was born on 31 July 1809 in Southgate, England, the son of John Walker of Arnos Grove. Along with his brother Henry (1825–1892), Francis collected butterflies and became interested in entomology at an early age. In 1840 Walker married Mary Elizabeth Ford. The British Museum contracted Walker to catalogue their insects (except Coleoptera) and he worked on this task between 1848-1873. He personally added material to the collections of the British Museum and was also a prolific writer of scientific papers and notes. Walker was a Fellow of the Entomological Society. He died on 5 October 1874 in Wanstead. His specimens are in the Natural History Museum, London; Hope Department of Entomology, University of Oxford; The National Museum of Ireland, Dublin; Zoologische Staatssammlung München and the School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt.
DescriptionAuthor's interleaved and extensively annotated copy of 'List of the Specimens of Hymenopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Musuem', Part I - Chalcidites, London (1846) by Francis Walker.

Includes Claude Morley's signature and note on the title-page: 'Bought of Junk 15 v [May] 08'. A further note reads: 'N.B. This is Francis Walker's personal copy and the MSS are in his calligraphy, C.M. [Claude Morley]'.
Datec. 1846
Extent1 bound volume
NotesQuarter leather binding
AcquisitionPresented to the Linnean Society by Lord Cranbrook on 4 March 1966.
Creator NameWalker, Francis
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