elcome to the Lloyd Library and Museum

The Library holds, acquires, preserves, and provides access to both historic and current books and journals, as well as archival materials, on a wide variety of disciplines that fall under the following subjects:

  • natural history
  • botany
  • pharmacy
  • medicine
  • scientific history
  • visual arts

Lloyd's resources are in fact an eclectic blend of a host of related sciences. Despite the scientific focus, the collections have relevance to the humanities, such as visual arts and foreign languages through resources that feature botanical illustrations, original artworks, and travel literature. While the Lloyd Library is not a publicly funded institution, it is open to any and all persons interested in using the Lloyd's research collections, as well as to those interested in current Lloyd art and collections exhibits. Please contact the Lloyd in advance of your visit to determine how and if we can assist you. We invite you to explore this unique establishment. For a complete list of guidelines for using the library, click here.

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Today in the History of Pharmacy, Medicine, Botany, and related sciences
December 22
bullet 1805, born, John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (d. 1893), was a curator and professor at Oxford and did work on classification of insects. bullet 1912, born, Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (d. 2007), was a tireless advocate for highway beautification (largely through planting of native wildflowers) and conservation of natural resources. bullet 1788, died, Percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714), was primarily an orthopedist, but was also one of the first to prove that cancers could be caused by external environmental carcinogens. bullet 1943, died, Beatrix Potter Heelis, illustrator, author, naturalist, and conservationist, best known for her Tales of Peter Rabbit, but also well known in mycological circles for work on lichens as well as her excellent renderings of mycological specimens. (b. 1866)
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