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Arthur L. Reagh Papers

Identifier: A2023-02-01

Content Description

This collection contains 2 notebooks of handwritten ornithological sightings from West Roxbury, Massachusetts, dating from 1885-1901, 1 notebook of histology laboratory from 1894-1895 containing detailed illustrations of microscopic biological tissues, and a compilation of Pasquaney nature lectures series from 1897.


  • 1885 - 1897


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers.

As a preservation measure, some materials (one ornithological notebook with a broken binding and the Pasquaney lecture notebook with a torn cover) require the researcher to follow extra handling procedures of fragile materials.

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection materials in public domain.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Lincoln Reagh was a bacteriologist for the Massachusetts State Department of Health and an avid ornithologist. Born August 21, 1871 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Died 1949. Graduated from high school in 1885, received a degree from Harvard University in 1894, and received an M.D. from Harvard University in 1898. Was a member of the Nuttall Ornithological Club, the oldest ornithological society in the United States. Also a member of the American Ornithologists' Union beginning in 1906.


.16 Linear Feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials



Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Custodial History

Gifted to the Boston Society of Natural History, 8/30/1954 by the Estate of Arthur L. Reagh.

Arthur L. Reagh Papers Finding Aid
Rachel Ahearn (archives volunteer)
April 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Science, Boston Archives Repository

One Science Park
Boston Massachusetts 02114