Tatoo instrument collected by Townend Glover (1813-1883), an entomologist who, in 1854, was appointed to the Bureau of Agriculture of the U.S. Patent Office to collect statistics and other information on seeds, fruits, and insects. He remained in government service with one brief interruption until 1878.
Ref: Townend Richard Dodge, The Life and Entomological Work of late Townend Glover, First Entomologist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Washington, D.C., 1888).
Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.