This is a small collection of entomology books, mostly from the 19th century, which was donated to the university by Godfrey Howitt (1800-73).
A widely respected botanist and entomologist, Howitt migrated to Melbourne with his family in 1840. He was associated with the Melbourne Hospital and served on the Council of the University of Melbourne.
Access and Availability
The Howitt Collection is fully catalogued online.
Material may be accessed through the Cultural Collections Reading Room in the Baillieu Library. Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the reading room. To request material, please use our online request form.