Daniel Colwal, esq. of the Friary near Guilford, was a gentleman of good fortune, the superfluities of which he expended in making a collection of natural rarities. These he presented to the Royal Society, and is therefore justly esteemed the founder of their Museum. Of these, Dr. Grew has given us a catalogue, which is at once a proof of the judgment of the compiler and the collector. The most valuable branch of it is the shells, in the description and arrangement of which, the ingenious doctor has taken uncommon pains. Mr. Colwal was at the expence of engraving thirty-one folio copper-plates for this book.
---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1779.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.