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Image number: RS.12626
Credit: ©The Royal Society





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


Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888, British), Naturalist
John Dalrymple (1803-1852, British), Naturalist

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height (drawing): 354mm
width (drawing): 250mm
height (card support): 412mm
width (card support): 303mm


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Microscopic views of Asplánchna brightwéllii rotifer, 11 figures of different views.

Inscribed ‘1-3 P.H.G. the rest by Mr J. Dalrymple’ bottom left and species listed on facing page ‘1. Asplánchna brightwéllii, central view. 2. side view. 3. male. 4. stomach x gastric glands. 5. a gastric gland. 6. jaws. 7. end of ovary with germs. 8, 9, 10, 11. successive stages of a female egg No. 11 being the earliest and 10, 9, 8 the order of age.’

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).

Figures 1-3 possibly copied from Description of an Infusory Animalcules Allied to the Genus Notommata of Ehrenberg, Hitherto Undescribed, a paper by John Dalrymple, published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London 1849 volume 139, pages 331-348.

John Dalrymple (1803-1852) was a British ophthalmic surgeon and naturalist, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1849.

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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