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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers

Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Extent:
0.44 cu. ft. (1 5x8 box) (4 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1816-1890
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of correspondence to Westwood from entomologists including Alexander Henry Haliday, Sidney Smith Saunders, and George Henry Kendrick Thwaites on fig insects; and Thomas Whitmarsh on isosoma and gall flies; correspondence between Thwaites and Stanford Green concerning fig insects in Ceylon, 1877, collected by Westwood; letters and notes collected by Westwood as part of his collection of autographs of his entomological contemporaries, 1816-1837, including Jean Baptiste Armand Louis Leonce Elie Beaumont, Jean Baptiste Alphonse Boisduval, Leon Dufour, Etienne Laurant Joseph Hippolyte de Fonscolombe, Leonhard Gyllenhal, Thomas Say, and others; and an autograph collection consisting of signatures only.

The manuscript collection, 1840-1890, consists of handwritten notes and drawings, some in color, mostly by Westwood (most were published); proof plates with notations by Westwood; correspondence concerning the disposition of Haliday's entomological collection after Haliday's death, 1882, and notes on the Haliday collection by Westwood; correspondence and drawings from Charles Robert Osten-Sacken and notes by Westwood concerning Diptera; and correspondence concerning corrections on manuscripts and proof plates to be sent for publication; handwritten manuscripts of a catalog of British insects by James Francis Stephens; entomological notes by Walter Elliot; and reprints. In addition, there are photographs of insects seen through the microscope.

The John Obadiah Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982. The Smithsonian Institution Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Historical Note:
John Obadiah Westwood (1805-1893) was a naturalist, illustrator, paleographer, antiquarian, and the first Hope Professor of Zoology at Oxford University. One of the most important nineteenth-century British entomologists, he was also well-known for his minute illustrations of insects and reproductions of illuminated manuscripts, especially of the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods.

In 1833, Westwood helped found the Entomological Society in London, and later served in various administrative positions, notably as Secretary, from 1834 to 1847, and as Honorary Life President, from 1883 to 1893. Westwood wrote and illustrated many entomological monographs and also did illustrations of insects for the works of other entomologists, some of which were published for the Entomological Society.

In 1858, Westwood was appointed Keeper of the Hope entomological collection and library at Oxford. The collection and library were donated between 1847 and 1858 by Frederick William Hope, who was the first president of the Entomological Society and a close friend of Westwood. Westwood subsequently added his own entomological collection to Hope's. When Hope established the Hope Professorship in Zoology in 1861, Westwood was appointed to the chair. Westwood served as professor of zoology from 1861 to 1893.
Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
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Harmolita  Search this
Gall wasps  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7112
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Folder 10 Published and unpublished drawings and notes by Westwood and Sidney Smith Saunders. Also, included is a letter to Westwood from Saunders, 1883, regarding fig insects.

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 2
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Box 3

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890.
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Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Microfilm copy in Reel 3
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
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Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Hemiptera and Homoptera
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
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Folder 1 Hemiptera and Homoptera notes; drawings (some in color); and proof plates, c. 1868 - c. 1871. Also, included is a letter from William Wilson Saunders to Westwood, 1841, regarding to an enclosed drawing of an insect; and a letter from W. L. Dis...

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
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Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Microfilm copy in Reel 4
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
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Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Hymenoptera
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
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Folder 2 Westwood manuscript, "Description of a New or Imperfectly known Species of Icheneumones adociti," undated. Includes drawings (some in color).

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
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Folder 3 Westwood manuscript, "Descriptions of some minute Hymenopterous Insects," read 1878, and published by the Linnean Society, 1879. Included are letters from James Murie of the Linnean Society to Westwood, 1878-1879, regarding the manuscript and ...

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
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Folder 4 Westwood manuscript, Hymenoptera, Eurytomides notes and drawings. Also included are letters from West, Newman, and Co. to Westwood regarding proof plates. Includes proof plates, and drawings (some in color).

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Untitled

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Microfilm copy in Reel 4
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
General
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 Notes and correspondence on the Haliday Collection, 1882. Correspondence from W. F. De Vismes Kane, John Steele, and E. Percival Wright to Westwood concerning the disposition of the collection after Haliday's death; and notes and drawings, mos...

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
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Folder 6 Westwood manuscript, "On Cetonia Aurata and Protaetia Bensoni," read April 7, 1880

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 7 Entomological notes, proof plates, and drawings some in color. Includes correspondence from Ferdinand Gruss to Westwood concerning proof plates and Westwood's drawings, 1875.

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 8 Notes, proof sheets, and proof plates by Westwood and others. Includes drawings, some in color.

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
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Folder 9 Walter Elliot notes, undated; proof plates by Westwood, 1859.

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 10 James Francis Stephens' manuscript, "Stephens' Catalog of British Insects," undated

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 11 Reprints (All reprints were published in the Transactions of the Entomological Society.)

Collection Creator::
Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The John O. Westwood Papers were donated to Oxford University in May 1982; (2) the Archives retains a microfilm copy of the papers, and color transparencies of the color drawings.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7112, J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
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J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers
J. O. (John Obadiah) Westwood Papers / Series 4: HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS; DRAWINGS; PROOF PLATES; REPRINTS; AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1840-1890. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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