Memoirs and memoranda on the Desmidieae; compiled by William Barwell Turner

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      GB 206 MS 207
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      1 vol. (186 pp. and 54 plates), manuscript and press-cutting. With some loose notes inserted. The endpapers are marbled and the spine is made of leather with the following gilt lettering: MEMOIRS ON DESMIDIEAE/1835-1886/25

Scope and Content

Contains an index to the volume, followed by autograph manuscript notes written in 1886-1887 on various aspects of different species of the Desmidieae illustrated by many hand-drawn plates, some of which are coloured. On the title-page there is a dedication written in a second hand to the memory of 'good old Cooke', that is, Dr Mordecai Cubitt Cooke, and a small newspaper cutting from the Daily Mail for 16 November 1914 announcing his death at 89 years.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Barwell Turner (1845-1917) was a botanist and expert on the Desmidieae. He became President of the Leeds Naturalists' Club in 1881

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Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of W. Denison Roebuck, May 1918


In English

Custodial History

The William Barwell Turner Collection