at the University of Rochester

  Between 1862 and 1906, Ward’s Natural Science Establishment was the pre-eminent supplier of specimens to museums, colleges, and universities around the world.

  The goals of the Project are:

  • to share the history of Ward and the company
  • to assist institutions in verifying the provenance of their holdings
  • to recreate Ward’s inventory by linking specimens purchased from Ward’s to the original catalogues and manuscripts.