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David Finkelstein

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474424882

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424882.001.0001

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‘Fellows that never knew each other’: Natural History Periodicals

‘Fellows that never knew each other’: Natural History Periodicals

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Case Study 13: ‘Fellows that never knew each other’: Natural History Periodicals
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The Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press, Volume 2
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Matthew Wale

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424882.003.0031

This case study examines how natural-history periodicals created scientific communities through which a wide range of individuals could participate in the production of scientific knowledge. It focuses particularly on the Entomologist's Weekly Intelligencer (1856-61), a weekly entomology periodical edited by Henry Tibbats Stainton (1822-92).It argues that periodicals applied new communications technology to the older form of scientific correspondence, making the circulation of observations and specimens more efficient, and expanding the number of practitioners involved in these networks of exchange.

Keywords:   Natural history, Entomology, Science, Scientific communities, Scientific correspondence, Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer, Henry Tibbats Stainton

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