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Ref NoDF BOT/422
Alt Ref NoDF422
TitleDiatom Section: Correspondence and Papers
DescriptionThe series consists of correspondence, papers relating to various societies, notes on and lists of diatoms, photographs and a drawing
Date1885-1975
Related MaterialMost of the material relating to the Section is still held in the department. The file relating to Ross's appointment is at DF406/75.
Held_ByNHM Archives
Extent36
LevelSeries
AdminHistoryRobert Ross was the first member of the Department to specialise in diatoms. He studied in Cambridge, and was appointed as an Assistant, 2nd class, in October 1936, being promoted to Senior Scientific Officer in 1946 and Principal in 1950. He became Deputy Keeper in 1962, and remained Head of the Section until 1966, when he was appointed Keeper. Ross was assisted from 1951 by Patricia Sims. Prior to 1936 diatoms were part of the Alga Section, under the care of Gepp and then Tandy.

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CodePersonNameDates
PX1132Ross; Robert (1912-2005); Botanist; Keeper of Botany1912-2005
PX1133Sims; Patricia Anne (1932-)1932-
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