Special Collection - A

The Charles Nathaniel Peal (1832-1898) Book Legacy

Reference: Mignan, A. (2011), The Charles Nathaniel Peal (1832-1898) Book Legacy. The Tricottet Collection, Special Collection A, at www.thetricottetcollection.com

Created: June 18, 2011 - Last update: June 18, 2011



Fig. 1: Box no. 3 'PAPERS ON BRYOZOA VARIOUS', which comprises a number of inscribed articles.


Below is presented the Charles Nathaniel Peal (1832-1898) Book Legacy, a collection of seven antique boxes comprising 107 journal offprints relating to natural history discoveries made during the Victorian era (Fig. 1). The first four boxes include articles on Bryozoa and Protozoa, the fifth box on Conchology, the sixth box miscellaneous works published in the Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club, and finally the seventh box contains articles on Entomology. This legacy sojourned in the Reference Department of the Ealing Public Libraries, after which it was auctioned at the Bloomsbury House of London in 2008. It now forms the Special Collection A of the Tricottet Collection.

Charles Nathaniel Peal, a resident of Ealing (as the small sticker on the front of each offprint testifies) was member of the Royal Microscopical Society, the Linnean Society of London, and the Quekett Microscopical Club. He was also treasurer to the Ealing Microscopical and Natural History Society [Peal, 1888]. Peal is the perfect example of the Victorian era gentleman, who devoted his time to the study of natural history. He brought together an impressive collection of natural history articles, spanning from 1853 to 1898, many inscribed by the authors and a couple of them accompanied by authograph letters (Figs. 2-3). A note on each box indicates:

This Book forms part of the PEAL LEGACY, consisting of BOOKS, and NATURAL HISTORY SPECIMENS, bequeathed by the late Mr. C. N. PEAL.

Unfortunately, we are at the present time unware of the whereabouts of the collection of natural history specimens.


Fig. 2: Autograph letter from S. O. Ridley to Eliza Catherine Jelly (1829-1914). Dated 24 May 1883.


Fig. 3: Autograph letter from Robert Etheridge Junior (1847-1920) to Eliza Catherine Jelly. Dated 4 April 1878.


The Peal Legacy includes scientific reports of 19th century expeditions, such as an 'Account of the Zoological Collections made during the Survey of H.M.S. "Alert" in the Straits of Magellan and on the Coast of Patagonia' by Ridley [1881] (Fig. 2), a 'Catalogue of the Polyzoa collected during the Dutch North-Polar Cruises of the "Willem Barents" in the Years 1878 and 1879' by Vigelius [n.d.] or a 'Report on the Foraminifera obtained off The South-West of Ireland during The Cruise of the "Flying Falcon", 1888' by Wright [1890] (Fig. 4).

One other paper is by Peal himself - 'Polyzoa (Bryozoa). Index to the Plates, Figures and Descriptions contained in Quaterly J. Microscopical Science 1853 to 1879, Monthly Microscopical J. 1869 to 1877, and J. and Trans. Royal Miccoscopical Soc., from the commencement to the end of 1887', a 8 pp. paper privately printed (Fig. 5).

The 12 issues of the Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (Fig. 6) form an heteroclite collection of papers written by amateur scholars and which record everyday phenomena, such as birds, trees or storms observed in the Hertfordshire county of England.

Many works are presentation copies to Eliza Catherine Jelly (1829-1914), a Cornish bryozoologist who has a genus of bryozoan named after her (Jellyella) [ref. needed]. It remains unclear whether Peal was acquainted with Jelly. Of particular interest are four autograph letters1: One dated 4 April 1878 is by Robert Etheridge Jr. (1847-1920), a British-Australian palaeontologist, in which he mentions he was 'much interested in things Australian' (Fig. 3); a second one dated 24 May 1883 is by S. O. Ridley (Fig. 2); a third one dated 27 April 1887 is by Williem John Vigelius thanking Jelly for her contribution of fossils of Australian polyzoa; a fourth one dated 25 April 1889 is by E. W. Burgess.

To be continued (with excerpts and plates from selected articles).

Fig. 4: Cover page of 'Report on the Foraminifera obtained off The South-West of Ireland during The Cruise of the "Flying Falcon", 1888' by Wright [1890].


Fig. 5: Cover page of 'Polyzoa (Bryozoa). Index to the Plates, Figures and Descriptions contained in Quaterly J. Microscopical Science 1853 to 1879, Monthly Microscopical J. 1869 to 1877, and J. and Trans. Royal Miccoscopical Soc., from the commencement to the end of 1887' by Charles Nathaniel Peal himself, privately printed.


Fig. 6:Cover page of 'Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1878), vol. 2, part 1.'.


Footnotes:
1. Transcripts of these letters are available in the Manuscript & Correspondence Archive


References from the Peal Legacy

Box no. 1 - Papers on Bryozoa & Polyzoa A to T

[1] Burrows, H. W., C. D. Sherborn and Rev. G. Bailey (1888), The Foraminifera of the Red Chalk. J. Royal Microscopical Soc., pp. 383-385.

[2] Burrows, H. W., C. D. Sherborn and Rev. G. Bailey (1890), The Foraminifera of the Red Chalk of Yorkshire, Norfolk, and Lincolnshire. J. Royal Microscopical Soc., pp. 1-18, 4 pls.

[3] Etheridge, R., Jr. (1877), A Synopsis of the Known Species of Australian Tertiary Polyzoa. pp. 1-15, accompanied with a 2 pp. handwritten letter by the author.

[4] Jones, T. R. and C. D. Sherborn (1886), On the Microzoa Found in some Jurassic Rocks of England. Geol. Mag., vol. 3, pp. 271-274.

[5] Kennard, A. S. and B. B. Woodward (1897), The Post-Pliocene Non-Marine Mollusca of Essex. The Essex Naturalist, vol. 10, pp. 87-109, inscribed by one of the authors.

[6] Sherborn, C. D. and F. Chapman (1886), On some Microzoa from the London Clay exposed in the Drainage Works, Piccadilly, London, 1885. J. Royal Microscopical Soc., pp. 1-27, 3 pls.

[7] Sherborn, C. D. (1888), Note on Webbina irregularis, (d'Orb) from the Oxford Clay at Weymouth. Proc. Bath Nat. Hist. & Antiquarian Field Club, vol. 6, pp. 332.

[8] Shrubsole, G. W. (1879), A Review of the British Carboniferous Fenestellidae. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 35, pp. 275-284.

[9] Shrubsole, G. W. (1880), A Review and Description of the various Species of British Upper-Silurian Fenestellidae. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 36, pp. 241-254, 2 pls.

[10] Stoliczka, F. (1861), Oligocane Bryozoen von Latdorf in Beruburg. pp. 71-94, 3 pls.

[11] Tenison-Woods, Rev. J. E. (1879), On some Tertiary Fossils from Muddy Creek, Western Victoria. Proc. Linnean Soc., pp. 222-240, 2 pls., followed by On some Tertiary Fossils. Proc. Linnean Soc. of New South Wales, pp. 1-20, 4 pls.

Box no. 2 - Papers on Bryozoa & Polyzoa U to Z

[12] Waters, A. W. (1878), Bryozoa (Polyzoa), from the Pliocene of Bruccoli (Sicily). Transac. Manchester Geol. Soc., vol. 14, pp. 465-488, 2 pls.

[13] Waters, A. W. (1881), On Fossil Chilostomatous Bryozoa from South-West Victoria, Australia. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 37, pp. 309-347, 5 pls.

[14] Waters, A. W. (1882), On Fossil Chilostomatous Bryozoa from Mount Gambier, South Australia. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 38, pp. 257-276, 3 pls.

[15] Waters, A. W. (1882), On Chilostomatous Bryozoa from Bairnsdaile (Gippsland). Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 38, pp. 502-513, 1 pl.

[16] Waters, A. W. (1883), Fossil Chilostomatous Bryozoa from Muddy Creek, Victoria. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 39, pp. 423-443, 1 pl.

[17] Waters, A. W. (1884), Fossil Cyclostomatous Bryozoa from Australia. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 40, pp. 674-697, 2 pls.

[18] Waters, A. W. (1885), Chilostomatous Bryozoa from Aldinga and the River-Murray Cliffs, South Australia. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 41, pp. 279-310, 1 pl.

[19] Waters, A. W. (1886), On Fossil Chilostomatous Bryozoa from New Zealand. Abtracts Proc. Geol. Soc. London, no. 495, pp. 22-23.

[20] Waters, A. W. (1887), On Tertiary Chilostomatous Bryozoa from New Zealand. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 43, pp. 40-72, 3 pls.

[21] Waters, A. W. (1887), On Tertiary Cyclostomatous Bryozoa from New Zealand. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 43, pp. 337-350, 1 pl.

[22] Waters, A. W. (1891), North-Italian Bryozoa. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 47, pp. 1-34, 4 pls., inscribed by the author.

[23] Waters, A. W. (1892), North-Italian Bryozoa - Part II. Cyclostomata. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 48, pp. 153-162, 1 pl., inscribed by the author.

[24] Woodward, B. B. (unk.), On the Pleistocene (Non-Marine) Mollusca of the London District. Proc. Geologists' Assoc., vol. 11, pp. 335-388, inscribed by the author.

[25] Young, J., Prof. and J. Young (1874), New Carboniferous Polyzoa. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 30, pp. 681-683, 2 pls., followed by On Palaeocoryne and other Polyzoal Appendages. Quart. J. Geol. Soc., vol. 30, pp. 684-689, 2 pls.

[26] Young, J., Dr. and J. Young (1877), On a New Species of Sulcoretepora. Proc. Nat. Hist. Soc. Glasgow, pp. 166-168, 1 pl., inscribed by the author

Box no. 3 - PAPERS ON BRYOZOA VARIOUS

[27] Bousfield, E. C. (1885), The Victorella pavida of Saville Kent. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist., pp. 401-407, 1 Pl.

[28] Carter, H. J. (1878), On New Species of Hydractiniidae, Recent and Fossil and On the Identity in Structure of Millepora Alcicornis with Stromatopora. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist., pp. 298-311, 1 Pl., inscribed by the author.

[29] Carter, H. J. (1882), Remarkable Forms of Cellepora and Palythoa from the Senegambian Coast. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist., pp. 416-419, 1 Pl., inscribed by the author.

[30] Haswell, W. A. (n.d.), On some Polyzoa from the Queensland Coast. Linnean Soc., pp. 33-44, 3 Pls.

[31] Heller, C. (1867), Die Bryozoen des adriatischen Meeres. pp. 77-136, 6 Pls.

[32] Norman, C., Rev. (1893), A Month on the Trondhjem Fiord. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, vol. 12, pp. 441-452, 1 pl., inscribed by the author.

[33] Norman, C., Rev. (1894), A Month on the Trondhjem Fiord (continued). Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, vol. 13, pp. 111-133, 1 pl., inscribed by the author.

[34] Peach, C. W. (1876), Observations on, and additions to, the list of Cornish Polyzoa. J. Royal Inst. Cornwall, no. 28, pp. 1-3, 1 Pl., inscribed by the author.

[35] Peach, C. W. (1877), Observations on British Polyzoa. pp. 479-486, 1 Pl.

[36] Peal, C. N. (1888), Polyzoa (Bryozoa). Index to the Plates, Figures and Descriptions contained in Quaterly J. Microscopical Science 1853 to 1879, Monthly Microscopical J. 1869 to 1877, and J. and Trans. Royal Miccoscopical Soc., from the commencement to the end of 1887. Fernhurst, Ealing, Middlesex, 8 pp.

[37] Quelch, J. J. (n.d.), On Schizoporella Ridleyi, MacG., and Schizoporella simplex, D'Orbigny and Johnson. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 5, vol. 13, pp. 215-217.

[38] Ridley, S. O. (1881), Account of the Zoological Collections made during the Survey of H.M.S. 'Alert' in the Straits of Magellan and on the Coast of Patagonia - Polyzoa. Proc. Zoological Soc. London, pp. 44-107, 1 Pl., inscribed by the author and accompanied with a 1 pp. handwritten letter.

[39] Vigelius, W. J. (1887), Zur Morphologie der marinen Bryozoen. Zoologischen Anzeiger, no. 250, pp. 1-4, inscribed by the author.

[40] Vigelius, W. J. (n.d.), Catalogue of the Polyzoa collected during the Dutch North-Polar Cruises of the "Willem Barents" in the Years 1878 and 1879. pp. 1-20, 1 Pl., accompanied with a 1 pp. handwritten letter by the author.

[41] Waters, A. W. (1887), Bryozoa from New South Wales, North Australia, Part I. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist., pp. 81-95, 1 pl., inscribed by the author.

[42] Waters, A. W. (1887), Bryozoa from New South Wales, North Australia, Part II. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist., pp. 183-203, 2 pls.

[43] Waters, A. W. (1887), Bryozoa from New South Wales, North Australia, Part III. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist., pp. 253-265, 1 pl., inscribed by the author.

[44] Waters, A. W. (1888), On some Ovicells of Cyclostomatous Bryozoa. Linnean Soc. J. - Zoology, vol. 20, pp. 275-280, 1 pl., inscribed by the author.

[45] Waters, A. W. (1888), On the Ovicells of some Lichenoporae. Linnean Soc. J. - Zoology, vol. 20, pp. 280-285, 1 pl.

[46] Waters, A. W. (1889), Bryozoa from New South Wales, Part IV. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, vol. 4, pp. 1-24, 3 pls., inscribed by the author.

[47] Waters, A. W. (1892), Observations on the Gland-like Bodies in the Bryozoa. Linnean Soc. J. - Zoology, vol. 24, pp. 272-278, 1 pl., inscribed by the author.

[48] Waters, A. W. (1894), On Mediterranean and New-Zealand Reteporae and a Fenestrate Bryozoa. Linnean Soc. J. - Zoology, vol. 25, pp. 255-269, 2 Pls., inscribed by the author.

Box no. 4 - PAPERS ON FORAMINIFERA

[49] Brady, H. B. (1887), A Synopsis of the British Recent Foraminifera. J. Royal Microscopical Soc., pp. 872-927.

[50] Brady, H. B. (1888), Note on the Reproductive Condition of Orbitolites complanata, var. laciniata. J. Royal Microscopical Soc., pp. 1-5, 1 Pl.

[51] Brady, H. B. (1890), Note on a New Type of Foraminifera of the Family Chilostomellidae. J. Royal Microscopical Soc., pp. 1-5.

[52] Burgess, E. W. (1889), Foraminifera of Oban, Scotland. Midland Naturalist, vol. 12, pp. 1-12, inscribed by the author and accompanied with a 2 pp. handwritten letter.

[53] Burgess, E. W. (1890), Notes on some Foraminifera from the River Mersey. Trans. Biol. Soc. Liverpool, vol. 5, pp. 73-80.

[54] Carpenter, W. B. (1884), On the Structure of Orbitolites. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 2, ser. 2, pp. 91-103.

[55] Chapman, F. (1891), The Foraminifera of the Gault of Folkestone - I. J. Royal Microscopical Soc., pp. 1-11., 1 Pl.

[56] Chapman, F. (1892), The Foraminifera of the Gault of Folkestone - II. J. Royal Microscopical Soc., pp. 1-12., 1 Pl.

[57] Halkyard, E. (1889), Recent Foraminifera of Jersey. Trans. Ann. Report Manchester Microscopical Soc., pp. 1-18, 2 Pls., inscribed by the author.

[58] Legg, M. S. (1853), Observations on the Examination of Sponge Sand, with Remarks on Collecting, Mounting, and Viewing Foraminifera as Microscopic Objects. pp. 19-22.

[59] Mainland, G. E. (1889), Notes on Actinosphaerium. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 4, pp. 1-4.

[60] Peach, C. W. (1877), Observations on Zoophytes from the Cornish Coast. J. Royal Inst. Cornwall, no. 19, pp. 1-4, 1 Pl., inscribed by the author.

[61] Siddall, J. D. (1880), On Shepheardella, an Undescribed Type of Marine Rhizopoda; with a Few Observations on Lieberkuhnia. Quaterly J. Microscopical Soc., pp. 129-144, 2 Pls., inscribed by the author.

[62] Thompson, I. C. (1890), Monstrilla and the Cymbasomatidae. Trans. Biol. Soc. Liverpool, vol. 4, pp. 115-124, 1 Pl.

[63] Watts, H. (1883), Foraminifera of Victoria. Field Naturalists' Club Victoria, 2 pp.

[64] Wright, J. (1890), Report on the Foraminifera obtained off The South-West of Ireland during The Cruise of the "Flying Falcon", 1888. Proc. Royal Irish Acad., ser. 3, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 460-502, 1 Pl.

Box no. 5 (Conchology)

[65] Carpenter, W. B. (1857), Remarks on MM. Koren and Danielssen's Researches on the Development of Purpura Lapillus. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., pp. 1-6.

[66] Cockerell, T. D. A. (n.d.), Catalogue of the Land & Freshwater Mollusca, of the British Isles, with all the Named Varieties. The British Naturalist, 19 pp.

[67] Dollfus, G. F. (1883), Nomenclature Critique du Trophon antiquus neptunea antiqua, L. sp. (Murex). Bull. Sco. Royale Malacologique Belgique, 10 pp.

[68] Dollfus, G. F. (1888), Une Coquille Remarquable des Faluns de l'Anjou Melongena cornuta agassiz Sp. (Pyrula). Bull. Soc. Etudes Scientifiques d'Angers, 34 pp., 4 Pls., inscribed by the author.

[69] Greene, C. (1891), Catalogue of the Land and Freshwater Shells hitherto recorded as found in the County of Suffolk. Proc. Suffolk Inst. Archaeology & Nat. Hist., vol. 7, 13 pp., inscribed by the author.

[70] Hennig, A. (1894), Om Ahussandstenen. Geol. Foreu. i Stockholm Forhandl., bd. 16, haft. 6, pp. 492-530, inscribed by the author.

[71] Kennard & Woodward - Mollusca - MISSING

[72] Smith, E. A. and B. B. Woodward (1890), On the Nomenclature of the Oral Folds in the Shells of Clausilia. Ann. Magazine Nat. Hist., pp. 209-213, 1 Pl., inscribed by B. B. Woodward.

[73] Taylor, J. W. (1882), Life Histories of British Helices, No. 1. Helix arbustorum. J. Conchology, vol. 3, pp. 241-256, 1 Pl., inscribed by the author.

[74] Woods - Tertiary Fossils - MISSING

[75] Woodward, B. B. (1892), On the Mode of Growth and the Structure of the Shell in Velates conoideus, Lamk. and other Neritidae. Proc. Zoological Soc. London, pp.527-540, 2 Pls., inscribed by the author.

[76] Woodward, B. B. (1896), On a Proposed Classification of the Pelecypoda. Nat. Science, vol. 8, pp. 239-244, inscribed by the author.

[77] Woodward - Pleistocene Mollusca - MISSING

Box no. 6 - TRANSACTIONS WATFORD NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

[78] Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1875), vol. 1, part 1., pp. 1-32.

[79] Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1875), vol. 1, part 2., pp. 33-64.

[80] Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1876), vol. 1, part 4., pp. 89-112.

[81] Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1877), vol. 1, part 6., pp. 137-160.

[82] Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1877), vol. 1, part 7., pp. 161-200.

[83] Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1877), vol. 1, part 8., pp. 201-216.

[84] Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1878), vol. 1, part 9., pp. 217-240.

[85] Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1878), vol. 1, part 10., index to vol. 1.

[86] Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1878), vol. 2, part 1., pp. 1-48.

[87] Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1878), vol. 2, part 2., pp. 49-88.

[88] Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1879), vol. 2, part 3., pp. 89-112.

[89] Transactions of the Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club (1879), vol. 2, part 6., pp. 197-236.

Box no. 7 - PAPERS ON ENTOMOLOGY

[90] Browne, E. T. (1890), On Smynthurus Aquaticus. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 4, ser. 2, pp. 62-64, 1 Pl.

[91] Lewis, R. T. (1889), Notes on the Larval Forms of Ortonia and Icerya. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 3, ser. 2, pp. 356-359, 1 Pl.

[92] Lewis, R. T. (1889), Notes on the Larvae of some South African Psychidae. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 4, ser. 2, pp. 26-28.

[93] Lewis, R. T. (1889), Notes on the Male of Icerya Purchasi, from Natal. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 4, ser. 2, pp. 29-31, 1 Pl.

[94] Lewis, R. T. (1891), On the Stridulating Organs of Cystocaelia Immaculata. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 4, pp. 243-245, 1 Pl.

[95] Lewis, R. T. (1892), Note on a Species of Ixodes found upon a South African Lizard. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 5, pp. 10-14, 1 Pl.

[96] Lowne, T. B. (1889), On Interference Phenomena in Relation to True and False Images in Microscopy. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 3, ser. 2, pp. 360-373.

[97] Lowne, T. B. (1889), On the Anatomy of Insects. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 3, ser. 2, pp. 373-386.

[98] McIntire, S. J. (1888), Further Notes on Some Coccids from British Guiana. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 3, ser. 2, pp. 353-355, 1 Pl.

[99] McIntire, S. J. (1889), Notes on Some Remarkable Coccids from British Guiana. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 3, ser. 2, pp. 315-317.

[100] McIntire, S. J. (1889), Further Notes on Some Remarkable Coccids from British Guiana. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 4, ser. 2, pp. 22-25. 1 Pl.

[101] Michael, A. D. (1879), A Contribution to the Knowledge of British Oribatidae. J. Royal Microscopical Soc., pp. 225-251, 3 Pls., inscribed by the author.

[102] Michael, A. D. (1880), A Further Contribution to the Knowledge of British Oribatidae (Part 1.). J. R. Micr. Soc., vol. 2, 37 pp., 4 Pls.

[103] Michael, A. D. (1888), Parasitism. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 3, ser. 2, pp. 208-223.

[104] Walker, F. A., Rev. (n.d.), Oriental Entomology. Part II. Author's copy, paper read before a meeting of the Victoria Inst., 35 pp.

Additional papers

[105] Morland, H. (1887), On Mounting Media so far as they Relate to Diatoms. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 3, ser. 2, pp. 108-114.

[106] Morland, H. (1889), Notes on Mounting the Diatomaceae. J. Quekett Microscopical Club, vol. 3, ser. 2, pp. 318-330.

[107] Sherborn, C. D. (1888), On a Limestone with Concentric Structure from Kulu, North India. Geol. Mag., vol. 5, pp. 255-257.