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Ref NoDF BOT/425
Alt Ref NoDF425
TitleMycology Section: Correspondence and Papers
DescriptionThe series consists of 13 boxes of the papers and correspondence of John Ramsbottom. They include material on botanical nomenclature and the history of natural history, as well as mycology
Date1910-1950
Related MaterialRamsbottom's student notes are in the Botany Library. Other Section papers were transferred to Kew in 1970.
Held_ByNHM Archives
Extent13 boxes
LevelSeries
AdminHistoryVernon Herbert Blackman, the first mycologist on the staff of the Museum, was appointed in 1896 and remained until 1906 when he moved to Leeds. Blackman was followed in 1910 by John Ramsbottom, who remained head of the Mycology Section until he retired in 1950. He was assisted by Jack B Evans and Miss Frances L Stephens (later Balfour-Browne), who succeeded him as Head of Section. Under the Morton Agreement of 1961, fungi became the responsibility of Kew, and the collections were transferred after Mrs Balfour-Browne's retirement in 1967.

References:
Gregory, P H, 1975. John Ramsbottom 1885-1974. Transactions of the British Mycological Society, 65: 1-6.

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates
PX508Evans; Jack Bailey (1915-1969); Botanist1915-1969
PX721Ramsbottom; John (1885-1974); Botanist1885-1974
PX486Browne; Frances Lottie Balfour- (1904-); Née Stephens, Mycologist1904-
CX5929Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; 1820 - present1820 - present
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