Cambridge collectors: The last of his kind: George Parker Bidder

Bidder bookplateThe University Library’s exhibition ‘Shelf Lives: Four Centuries of Collectors and their Books’ runs for another six weeks until 16 June 2012.

Dawn Moutrey continues our theme of Cambridge collectors with a recent post on George Parker Bidder (1863–1953), whose collection of some sixty books on subjects including physiology, natural history, zoology and calculus is held at the Whipple Library. Bidder’s obituary in Nature described him as ‘the last of his kind—that of the great amateur biologists of the past century’.

Read the full post on the ‘Whipple Library Books Blog’ …

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