Catalogue descriptionBritish Museum (Natural History): Department of Palaeontology: Fossil Mollusca Section: Correspondence and Papers

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Reference: DF 122
Title: British Museum (Natural History): Department of Palaeontology: Fossil Mollusca Section: Correspondence and Papers
Description:

This series consists of the correspondence of Richard Bullen Newton , curator of the museum's fossil mollusca collection

Date: 1893 - 1964
Arrangement:

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically within biennial items.

Held by: Natural History Museum Library and Archives, not available at The National Archives
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Richard Bullen Newton, 1867-1949

Physical description: 8 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Custodial history: The series was transferred to the archives in 1992
Unpublished finding aids:

There is a word-processed index to the names of writers held at the Natural History Museum

Administrative / biographical background:

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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