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Ref NoDF BOT/442
Alt Ref NoDF442
TitleEuropean Herbarium: Correspondence and Papers
DescriptionThe series consists principally of the papers of A J Wilmott and A Melderis, but also includes some papers of Edward B Bangerter. The Wilmott collection includes 26 boxes of correspondence, field notebooks, photographs, annotated maps, papers on Wilmott's edition of Babington's Manual, papers on the genus Salicornia, and relating to postcards produced by the Museum. The Melderis papers occupy 16 boxes, and includes notebooks, notes on the Graminae, regional and miscellaneous files.
Date1915-1965
Related MaterialA pastel portrait of Wilmott hangs in the British Herbarium.
Held_ByNHM Archives
Extent17
LevelSeries
AdminHistoryThe first Head of the European Herbarium was Alfred James Wilmott, who entered the Museum from Cambridge in 1911, soon after Rendle had decided to separate this material from the General Herbarium. He was Deputy Keeper from 1931 and served until his sudden death in 1950. Wilmott was assisted by Arthur W F Hales and later by Edward B Bangerter. He was succeeded by Aleksandrs Melderis, a Latvian botanist who at that time was working in Sweden. Melderis was assisted by Margaret Gerrans and George A Matthews.

References:
Williams, I A, 1951. Alfred James Wilmott. Proceedings of the Linnean Society, 162: 234-235.

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates
PX551Wilmott; Alfred James (1888-1950)1888-1950
PX526Melderis; Aleksandrs (1909-1986); Botanist1909-1986
PX1088Hales; Arthur William Frederick (1893-)1893-
PX1062Bangerter; Edward Benedict (1911-2001); Senior Experimental Officer, Department of Botany at NHM1911-2001
CX5937Linnean Society of London; 1788-present1788-present
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