Front cover image for Audrey Avinoff papers, 1935-1942

Audrey Avinoff papers, 1935-1942

The collection consists of typescripts, correspondence, extracted periodical articles, and handwritten notes with some sketches (mostly pencil) primarily relating to the butterflies of Jamaica, where Avinoff made 6 collecting trips between 1925 and 1940. Other Jamaican fauna is mentioned peripherally. The remainder of the material concerns the patterns of butterfly wings and the study of pattern formation in general. The collection includes: lists of species and Möschler types; an article by Harry K. Clench, A new race of Hemiargus for the Bahamas (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) (extracted from Memorias de la Sociedad Cubana de Historia Natural Vol. 15, no. 4), dedicated and signed by the author and accompanied by a typewritten signed letter; one typewritten signed letter each from dentist Isaac Schour and physicist Otto Stern; and three offprints of articles by Schour with handwritten signed dedications
Manuscript, English, 1935