British Museum (Natural History): Department of Palaeontology: Fossil Mollusca Section: Correspondence and Papers
This series consists of the correspondence of Richard Bullen Newton , curator of the musuem's fossil mollusca collection
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically within biennial items.
Richard Bullen Newton (1864-1925), joined the Museum staff in 1880, after seven years' service with the Geological Survey of Great Britain. He was responsible for the collection of fossil molluscs, and published some 120 papers on this group. Newton was also in charge of the collection of fossil plants, though these do not figure prominently in his correspondence. He was successively president of the Malacological and Conchological societies, 1910-1912 and 1913-1915. Newton was succeeded by Leslie Reginald Cox (1897-1965), who took charge of the bivalves and gastropods, and Leonard Frank Spath (1882-1957), who worked part-time on the cephalopods
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