Specimens of British minerals selected from the cabinet of Philip Rashleigh, 1797.

Philip Rashleigh (1729-1811)

Rashleigh was a prominent Cornish landowner and mineral collector.  His mineral collection is now split between the Natural History Museum London and the Royal Cornwall Museum. Many of the original drawings for this volume were based on local specimens found at Rashleigh’s mines and produced by his sister Rachel and nephew’s wife Harriet (née Williams, d. 1831). Naturalists often relied on female relatives to draw specimens and for the tinting of prints.

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