Cook L.M., Logunov D.V. 2017. The Manchester Entomological Society (1902–1991), its story and historical context // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.26. No.4: 365–388 [in English].

Department of Entomology, The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK. E-mail: LC – ; DL –

KEY WORDS: entomology, insects, Manchester, museum, natural history, professionalism.

ABSTRACT: The history of the Manchester Entomological Society is examined using the Manchester Museum’s archive material and published sources. The society operated between 1902 and 1991, during which time members made significant contributions to the Museum, and their activities illustrate the development of thought about the practice of entomology at an amateur level. To see how attitudes have developed 19th century societies in Manchester, both scientific and recreational, are reviewed.

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