Darwin-L Message Log 3:70 (November 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<3:70>From TQAF072%UTXVM.BITNET@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU  Tue Nov 16 11:33:20 1993

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1993 11:35 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: taxidermy
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

I realize that this may seem to come from far, far left field. BUT...I am
chairing a session at the March Texas Association of Museums meeting in
Houston on the taxidermy/trophy mount dilemma (you can't use them, you can't
easily store them and you can't give them away), and I am also working on a
manuscript on grotesques. What I am looking for is earliest refences to, and
history of, taxidermy and suchlike preservation methods for natural history
specimens. I am interested in very specific techniques as well as in the
underlying philosophy and psychology (the latter is especially interesting
with regard to grotesques). Any/all help appreciated; resulting bibliography
will be posted. Many thanks.
Sally Shelton
Texas Memorial Museum

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