Butterflies from the Buckle collection
Exploration, history and collecting come together in the Buckle Collection. Butterflies and moths were collected in England, India, South Africa and possibly also in Aden and Egypt.
Major A.S. Buckle started collecting butterflies and moths in 1899, when he was a captain serving in the Goldmohur Valley, Aden (present day Yemen). He was soon promoted to Major in about 1901, serving in India and South Africa. Whilst at these postings, (1901–1908) he collected many different types of specimens. His collection was mostly housed in travelling cases and the date of the specimens gives an insight into where he was serving at a particular time. By the end of his career in India, he had risen to the rank Major General. The Buckle collection came to our museum as a gift in 1930 from Mr A.C.C. Buckle.