The volume has the title 'A Collection of Shells from Port Alfred, South Africa' and is dated 1934. There are 34 numbered pages, with list of species, and reference to a report. The catalogue accompanied a collection of specimens donated at the same time to the Museum of Zoology.
Catalogue of Shells in South Africa
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- ReferenceGB 433 Turton
- Dates of Creation1934
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
William Harry Turton (1856-1938) was born in India and educated at Clifton College and the Royal Military Academy in England. In 1876 he was commissioned as a Royal Engineer Lieutenant. He wrote two books of hymns, and published a book on 'The Marine Shells of Port Alfred' in 1932.
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