Swinney, Geoffrey N (Research Associate) and McGowan, R Y (2018) The Janitor and his museum: John Wilson (1775–1832) and the teaching of ‘practical zoology’ in early nineteenth-century Edinburgh. Museum history journal. ISSN 1936-9824

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Abstract

A description by William Jardine of Applegirth of the state of taxidermy in early nineteenth-century Edinburgh draws attention to the agency of the University of Edinburgh’s Janitor, John Wilson, in contributing to the University’s Natural History Museum, in the building of his own private museum collection, and in the teaching of ‘practical zoology’. This description has prompted the present critical examination of Wilson’s status and pedagogic practices, the sites in which he operated, and his influence on Scottish taxidermy.

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Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QK Botany
Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Science and Technology
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 16:54
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 16:54
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2150

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