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Image number: RS.12625
Credit: ©The Royal Society





Charles Thomas Hudson (1828-1903, British), Naturalist

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height (drawing): 355mm
width (drawing): 253mm
height (card support): 412mm
width (card support): 303mm


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Microscopic views of Asplánchna ebbesbórnii Hudson rotifer, 13 figures of different views.

Inscribed on facing page ‘1. Asplánchna ebbesbórnii, side view. 2. dorsal view. 3. head, central view. 4. jaws. 5. middle portion of ovary, with maturing germs [?]. 6. antenna. 7. a lateral canal with vibratile tags. 8. bend in lateral canal, with embedded glands. 9. oesophagus, gastric glands, stomach. 10. muscular bands of oesophagus. 11. a gastric gland, with its duct. 12. male. 13. extremity of male.
ptúnius side view.’

Illustration from The original drawings of the Rotifer by Charles Thomas Hudson, 1886. A collaborative work with Philip Henry Gosse which was published in two volumes The Rotifera or Wheel-Animalcules (London 1886).

Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888) was a British naturalist he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1856.

Charles Thomas Hudson (1828-1903) was a British naturalist, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society 1889.

Object history

Presented by Miss Florence Hudson, 1921.

The donation is recorded in the Royal Society’s Council Minutes: ‘The Secretaries reported the receipt of a bound volume of original drawings of the Rotifera, by C.T. Hudson, F.R.S., bequeathed to the Society by the late Miss Florence Hudson.’ Royal Society Minutes of Council, Printed, v.12 1920-1926, minute 17, meeting 28 April 1921, p.43.

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