Selborne is a village in East Hampshire, in southeastern England. It is particularly noted for its connection to naturalist and early environmentalist Gilbert White, a pioneer of birdwatching, who wrote The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. Related BRANCH article: Amy M. King, "Publication of Gilbert White’s <em>The Natural History of Selborne</em>, 1789."


Latitude: 51.096501910034
Longitude: -0.948865637183

Timeline of Events Associated with Selborne

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Jan 1789

Natural History of Selborne

In 1789, Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne was published. Exact month of publication unknown; if you have information about the correct date, please email with this information. Selborne’s way of looking at nature—attentive, local, and reverent—popularizes a way of looking at nature that persisted in popular natural history throughout the nineteenth century. Image: Half-title oval illustration in the 1813 edition of Gilbert White's Natural History of Selborne. Painting by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm; engraved by William Angus. This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired.


Amy M. King, “Publication of Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne, 1789″