Specimens of the mosses of Fifeshire

Scope and Content

Bound volume Musci Fifenses; Vol. I: Specimens of the mosses of Fifeshire illustrated by notes relative to their distribution over the county by Charles Howie A.B.S. The volume contains a printed introduction and manuscript index to the 112 botanical specimens contained therein and also pencil notes and brief sketches possibly in the hand of Howie, undated [late 19th century].

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Howie A.B.S. was a Scottish botanist and author of 'Musci Fifenes (specimens of the mosses of Fifeshire)'. He was possibly based at St Andrews but it is unlikely that he ever taught there.

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Compiled by Jenny Cutts, Scottish Archive Network, and Caroline Brown, University of Dundee.

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