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Angee the Ant Manuscript

Identifier: A2022-17-01

Content Description

This collection is of a manuscript of an educational children’s book “Angee, the Ant” describing the life cycle of a queen black ant who encounters various other species of ant on her journey. The text includes references to ant behavior, ecology, and differences between species told via the narrative story. There is an introduction written by Charles T. Brues, a bibliography, and an appendix providing further scientific context.


  • circa 1937-1947

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers.

For onsite access, researchers must schedule an appointment with the Archives as far in advance as possible; a minimum of three weeks is requested. Contact for more information.

Biographical Note

Information on Mrs. L.S. Reynolds, including her given name, is scarce, however, based on the information in this manuscript, she was an amateur entomologist from Boston, Massachusetts with an interest in making science accessible to children. She consulted with various prominent myrmecologists for this manuscript, including William Morton Wheeler. The introduction to the manuscript was written by entomologist and Harvard professor Charles T. Brues, who speaks highly of Reynolds.


0.13 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

Unknown provenance; materials were found in storage with Boston Society of Natural History Library materials identified as "BSNH Library Manuscripts (Non-Members)" in 2022.

Angee the Ant Manuscript Finding Aid
Becca Webster (Archives Management Graduate Intern)
December 2022
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First Edition

Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Science, Boston Archives Repository

One Science Park
Boston Massachusetts 02114