Natural History Books in the Chapin Library

Image of two birds perched on a branch.Birds and beasts, fishes and insects, plants in the wild and under glass: all of these figure in the new exhibition “Natural History in the Chapin Library: Purchased on the Tobias Cabot Fund”. The Tobias Cabot Fund – named after the donor’s cat! – allows the Chapin Library to purchase important works in Botany, Zoology, Ornithology, Entomology, and the like, in support of these studies at Williams. A selection of Cabot Fund purchases is on view through February 10, 2017 in the Chapin Gallery, Sawyer 406, Monday–Friday, 10:00–5:00. Shown here: one plate from The Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural Sports (Philadelphia, 1830-34), a recent purchase on the Fund.