Of particular note are the collections of:
- Robert Kaye Greville (1794-1866) and William Gregory (1803-1858)
These have specimens from some of the first diatom species described in the UK and elsewhere.
- Friedrich Traugott Kützing (1807-1893)
His Die kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen (1865) was one of the first comprehensive reviews of all diatoms.
How to access the collections