9/14/2019 Professor Gary Mullen of Auburn University gave a very informative and engaging talk at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, describing the life and work of the British naturalist, Phillip Henry Gosse (1810-1888) who spent 8 months as a teacher at the Belvoir plantation near Pleasant Hill, Alabama (in the Black Belt region). During this period, he painted images of the local flora and fauna, and in particular the insect life in Alabama. His work was described in Letters from Alabama (1859), and in the unpublished work Entomologia Alabamensis. For additional information, please see the Auburn University digital collection at the following link: http://diglib.auburn.edu/collections/phgosse/
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