Historic collections containing brachiopods

The Palaeontology Department cares for many important collections linked to major characters in the history of palaeontology.

Highlights featuring brachiopods:

  • Sowerby Collection, consisting of specimens illustrated in the Mineral Conchology.
  • William Smith Collection, containing specimens associated with his pioneering mapping of Britain.
  • Sir Charles Darwin Collection of specimens collected from South America during the voyage of HMS Beagle.
  • Davidson Collection