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Butterfly and Moth Collection

19th Century

13, 579 specimens of 1,622 British species.
2,267 specimens of 205 non-British species. Some adult and some larval specimens. This collection comprises of over 100 cabinet drawers and 50 store boxes.

Oldham and district and the rest of the North West of England.

Also the rest of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales)
and Europe. Also India, China, Japan, North America and Brazil and Africa.

The collection contains 57 specimens of 18 species now disappeared from the UK.
Principal collectors are R. Cottam of Wilmslow and his associate J. Taylor and M.H. Millward of Oldham. Contains specimens collected by at least another 124 collectors.