Journal Article

  • Thomas Algerman Chapman, ‘The Doctor’: The life and times of a Forgotten Entomologist
    Dornan, R.
    NatSCA News, Issue 22, pages 18 - 21

    Hereford Museum Resource & Learning Centre holds a small collection of coleoptera and a slightly larger collection of Lepidoptera donated by Thomas Algernon Chapman in 1894. Other than the collector name and knowing Chapman was a doctor, no other collector information was apparent so, in addition to the above, I aimed to find out something about the donor of the material. This paper outlines a project to assess the condition and quality of the coleoptera specimens and to determine the circumstances in which it was collected and donated, hopefully providing the collection with some hitherto unknown context.