Catalogue description British Museum (Natural History): Department of Palaeontology: Fossil Brachiopoda Section: correspondence and papers

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Reference: DF 124
Title: British Museum (Natural History): Department of Palaeontology: Fossil Brachiopoda Section: correspondence and papers
Description:

This series consists almost entirely of the scientific papers of Miss Helen Marguerite Muir-Wood.

Date: 1907-1972
Arrangement:

Files and loose papers are listed first, in chronological order where possible, and are followed by notebooks.

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

Helen Marguerite Muir- Wood, 1895-1968

Physical description: 45 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Custodial history: The series was transferred to the archives in 1992.
Publication note:

Proceedings of the Geologists Association, Helen Marguerite Muir-Wood, 80:122-124

Administrative / biographical background:

Helen Marguerite Muir-Wood studied geology at Bedford College, and carried out post-graduate research on Palaeozoic brachiopod faunas at University College with Professor Garwood. She first worked at the Museum in 1919, being made Part-time Assistant in charge of the Brachiopoda in 1923. She became a full-time member of staff in 1936, and Deputy-Keeper in 1955. Muir-Wood first studied the Productid and Chonetid brachiopods, moving on to other fossil groups over the years, and making contributions to the study of living brachiopods as well. She was a leading contributor to the brachiopod volume of the 'Treatise on Invertebrate Palaeontology'.

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