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New York State Museum of Natural History Original Drawings for Volume V of the Natural History of New York: Paleontology

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of original pencil illustrations for Volume V of the Natural History of New York: Paleontology, written by James Hall and published in 1874. The drawings are of fossil specimens of radiata, crinoidea, and corals.
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0.2 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1874
Series Number:
A4193

Scope and Content Note

This volume contains original pencil illustrations for Volume V of the Natural History of New York: Paleontology, written by James Hall and published in 1874. The drawings are of fossil specimens of radiata, crinoidea, and corals and are of extremely high quality. Presumably, these drawings were used to prepare the engravings used to print the volume. In the back of the volume are several loose papers dated 1904-1905 relating to the loan of specimens by the New York State Museum to staff members for study.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Custodial History

This volume was found in the State Archives stacks in 1986. Date of transfer is unknown.

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