Posted by: henrymcghie | November 24, 2017

Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology

Stories from the Museum Floor

The Museum is filled with many stories – of people and places, objects and animals… and today’s Story from the Museum Floor is filled with all of these. In advance of the launch of the new book, Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology, authored by Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at Manchester Museum, it gives us great pleasure to be able to post here a glimpse of the history of bird collecting, and an all but forgotten collector, and key figure of early ornithology.

To celebrate the launch of Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology, the John Rylands Library will be hosting a short talk by Henry McGhie, exploring the life and times of Henry Dresser. This is a free event, from 6pm, in the Historic Reading Room – everyone is welcome!

The building blocks of ornithology

Museum collections are dominated by vast…

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