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Ref NoDF BOT/423
Alt Ref NoDF423
TitleLichen Section: Correspondence and Papers
DescriptionThe series consists of a small collection of expedition notebooks, book reviews, bibliographies, notes of the British Graham Land Expedition, the Shetlands Discovery Expedition and the Falkland Island Dependency Survey, and other papers of I M Lamb. The P W James papers consist of general correspondence, annotated typescripts by other authors, specimen lists, records of the Seaweeds of the British Isles Project by the British Phycological Society's Marine Algal Flora Committee, and other papers.
Name lists exist for 3 boxes of Lamb correspondence DF423/13-15
Date1904-1990
Related MaterialLamb's official diaries dating from 1935-1941 may be found at DF407/30-32.
Held_ByNHM Archives
Extent77
LevelSeries
AdminHistoryIvan Mackenzie Lamb was the first lichenologist employed by the Museum. He was appointed in 1935, having studied at Edinburgh. Lamb remained at the Museum until 1943, when he joined Operation Tabarin (renamed the Falkland Island Dependency Survey in 1944), an expedition to protect British interests in the Antarctic, as botanist. He returned to the Museum in 1945, but resigned the following year and held botanical posts in Argentina, Canada, and finally at Harvard University, USA. After Lamb's resignation, lichens were the responsibility of Alan Henry Norkett until Peter Wilfrid James was appointed in 1955. From 1952, Jack Laundon worked as an Assistant in the Section.
Peter Wilfred James was a member of several lichen related societies. As well as acting as Chairman of the International Lichens Association, he was President and founder of the British Lichen Society, Editor of the Lichenologist; and Chairman of the Conservation Committee for Lichen for the British Lichen Society.

References:
I M Lamb obituary in General Library: SBM 1010.

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CodePersonNameDates
PX524Lamb; Ivan Mackenzie (1911-1990); Botanist1911-1990
PX1078Norkett; Alan Henry (1914-1990); Higher Scientific Officer in Department of Botany at NHM1914-1990
PX1134Laundon; Jack Rodney (1934-2016); Botanist1934-2016
PX1135James; Peter Wilfrid (1930-2014); Botanist1930-2014
CX6083British Graham Land Expedition; 1934-19371934-1937
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