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Arthur Stelfox - Diary of insects, chiefly hymenoptera, 1931-32, Vol. 4

Did you know two out of every five worldwide species of invertebrate pollinators, such as bees, are now facing extinction? Part of helping solve the complex pollinator crisis is understanding the history of those insect species. Get a crucial look at the pollinator populations of Ireland's past thanks field notes that Arthur Stelfox, a naturalist with the National Museum of Ireland specializing in Hymenoptera, took while collecting insects throughout Ireland. Join other digital volunteers in transcribing his 1931-32 field notes for the next generation of scientists!

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Boethius' De institutione arithmetica

Smithsonian Libraries' 15th century edition of Boethius' De institutione arithmetica is a beautiful copy in Latin complete with diagrams, tables, illustrated lettering, and rubrication. Boethius was a 6th century Roman philosopher who wrote one of the most important texts of the time Consolation of Philosophy. Check this list of resources for help with transcribing the abbreviations and punctuation - and e-mail us to update the list of frequently used abbreviations.

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Book no. 2, H.A. Allard, field collection specimen no. 1711-3420

This second volume of H. A. Allard's field book list of collected specimens includes numbers 1711-3420 collected in the course of his work in Virginia, and West Virginia from 1936-1937. His dated specimen entries include locality, scientific name, and notes regarding growing conditions. Many of the specimens were collected in the Bull Run Mountains, an area in Virginia's northern piedmont which is home to several forest and woodland community types, some of them rare botanical communities. Help us to transcribe Allard's specimen collecting notes and make them more accessible to researchers and scholars.

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Charles Francis Hall Expedition Diary Volume V Part 1, First Expedition May 11th, 1861 to May 28th, 1861

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an arctic explorer? Wonder no more and join explorer Charles Francis Hall on his 1860 journey to the north, exploring western Greenland.

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Charles Francis Hall Expedition Diary Volume V Part 2, First Expedition May 11th, 1861 to June 5th, 1861

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an arctic explorer? Wonder no more and join explorer Charles Francis Hall on his 1860 journey to the north, exploring western Greenland.

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Charles Francis Hall's Expedition Diary Volume III, First Expedition August 1860 - November 1860

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an arctic explorer? Wonder no more and join explorer Charles Francis Hall on his 1860 journey to the north, exploring western Greenland.

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Charles Francis Hall's Expedition Diary Volume IV, First Expedition November 1860 - April 1861

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an arctic explorer? Wonder no more and join explorer Charles Francis Hall on his 1860 journey to the north, exploring western Greenland.

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Charles Lang Freer's letters to Frank Hecker during foreign travels, 1899-1903

Mystic visions on a storm tossed ship; luxurious respite on a Mediterranean island, and James McNeill Whistler's final days. Between 1899 and 1903, Charles Lang Freer took numerous trips to Europe, to develop his art collection, to spend time at his villa on Capri, and to meet with his most admired artist, J. M. Whistler. This is the second installment of Freer's overseas travels, as related through the numerous letters to his friend and business partner Frank Hecker.

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Cleofe Calderon - Brazil, 1976, Vol. 3

While Argentina-born botanist Cleofe Calderon conducted field work across Central and South America, Brazil was at the heart and soul of her research. Why? Brazil was where, in 1976, she re-discovered a species of bamboo called Anomochloa that hadn't been seen in over 90 years. In her lifetime, Calderon also named 18 new species of grasses, and her work is still being used to help researchers understand grass evolution. Help us continue to make her work accessible to present-day scientists by transcribing her field notebook from Brazil in 1976--the same year she made her bamboo discovery!

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Emil Schimpf Manuscript: Vorlaufige Instruction uber Zusammensetzung Gebrauch des Luftschifferparks

Signed at the end by "Schimpff, Second Lieutenant im Badischen Pionier Bataillon Nr. 14," this late nineteenth-century manuscript contains notes from an unidentified manual on the construction and use of military airships and their launching parks.

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