Arthur Wilson Stelfox Papers, 1904-1967

About the Project

Our thanks to the many volunpeers who are helping to transcribe the field notes of Arthur Wilson Stelfox (1883-1972), Irish naturalist and entomologist. Born in Belfast, Stelfox was working in architecture in Ireland and England when he began to also work in natural history. He came to serve as secretary of the Belfast Naturalists Field Club and, in 1920, he received appointment as Assistant Naturalist at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. Stelfox specialized in bees (Hymenoptera) and continued to build his private collections of following his retirement in 1948. He donated them to the Smithsonian in 1966.

Transcribed field notes are below. You can also check out the finding aid for his personal papers at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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