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Clandon Park, Surrey
[Saved] One specimen drawer from a mahogany specimen cabinet fitted with 40 glass-topped drawers containing a collection of butterflies and moths, enclosed by two mahogany and glass doors. Late nineteenth or early twentieth-century. The butterfly and moth collection was made by William, 4th Earl of Onslow's youngest son, Huia (Victor Alexander Herbert) Onslow (1890-1921) apparently with additions by his nephew, William Arthur Bampfylde Onlsow, later 6th Earl of Onslow.Huia Onslow was an undergraduate at Cambridge University and continued post-graduate research there in biochemistry. Onslow carried out ground-breaking research into the iridescence of insects, including butterflies and moths, alongside colleages including Muriel Wheldale (1880-1932) whom he married in 1919.
Marked in Lady Iveagh’s 1966 Inventory, p32 Purchased in 1986 with the aid of a grant from the V&A Museum Purchase Grant Fund and the Monument Trust