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The Hedge-Hog, Or Urchin.

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The Hedge-Hog, Or Urchin.

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- G-L

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1833
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Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-(G-L)
Source note : From

Content: Written on border: "Nov. 30, 1833" Printed on border: "The hedgehog is sometimes introduced into houses to destroy beetles; and has been so far tamed as to turn a spit, by means of a small wheel, and to answer to its name. By the Calmuc Tartars it is much esteemed, and kept in a domesticated state in their huts, instead of cats, for the purpose of driving away vermin; but its smell is so powerful and disgusting, as to render it an unpleasant inmate in a house." "Hedge-hogs live in pairs, and the females usually produce four or five young in the spring : their nest is large, and composed chiefly of moss and grass." Includes additional text.
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1731302
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17234062
Barcode : 33333159394291
UUID: b5935c00-c533-012f-5b39-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1833: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Hedge-Hog, Or Urchin." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1833. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-4354-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Hedge-Hog, Or Urchin." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 26, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-4354-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1833). The Hedge-Hog, Or Urchin. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-4354-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Hedge-Hog, Or Urchin.