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Ailly, Adolf d' (1855-1927): Wrote papers on African non-marine mollusca. His main collection is in the Rijksmuseum (Stockholm, Sweden). Some material, including possible syntypes is in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary: Archiv für Molluskenkunde, 59: 312-315.

Alberti, Prince of Monaco (1848-1922): Responsible for the cruises of the Hirondelle and Princess Alice in the Mediterranean and Atlantic. He founded the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco in 1910. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Alcock, Alfred William (1859-1933): Historian to the Indian Marine Survey steamer Investigator. He wrote several papers on the non-molluscan results of the survey. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales. Obituary:Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 31: 726-728.

Ancey, César-Marie-Felix (1860-1906): French collector. He had wide geographical interests which included land Mollusca from the Pacific, Asia, Europe and Africa. He also published on Entomology and was for a short time Conservator of the Oberthur Entomological Collections at Rennes. He then turned to Administration, and was appointed to various posts in Algeria including, Fort National (Djurdjura), Boghari (Atlas Tellian) Dra-el Mizan and finally he became the Administrator at Mascara (Constantine).
He published eight papers which dealt with NW. Africa, including descriptions of new species from the Grande Kabyle (Algeria) and Tunisia. Some of these have since been found to be synonyms of more widespread species (Helix marthae = Plagyrona placida (Shuttleworth); Seddon & Holyoak, 1993). He also reported various nomenclatural problems including Eremina dillwyniana (Pfeiffer).

Geret (1909) published a list of new names introduced by Ancey and was also responsible for the sale of Ancey's collections. His types are now mostly in Brussels (Dautzenberg Collection) and in National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin Collection); Other material is in Paris, Tervuren, BMNH, and Honolulu (Bishop Museum) (Dance 1986). Obituary in Journal de Conchyliologie, 55 : 494-496
Please use this link if you are interested in our publication on The New Names of César-Marie-Felix Ancey.

Angas, George French (1822-1886):British collector who travelled widely in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. About 1851 he was appointed as Director of the Government Museum, Sydney, Australia. He returned to Britain in 1886. Part of his collection was sold in London in 1869. He presented many speciemns (about 1500) including types to the Natural History Museum (London, UK), but main collection was left to the Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Some material is in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary: Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia, 12: 48-60 Australian Zoologist, 12: 362-371. Other information from Dean, J. Davy. 1936. Conchological Cabinets of the Last Century. Journal of Conchology, 20 (number 8), 246-247. Dance, S. P., 1986. A History of Shell Collecting: 169, 203. Hedley, 1913. Proceedings of the Linnaean Society of New South Wales, 38: 260-261. Melvill, J. C., 1890. British Pioneers in Recent Conchological Science. Journal of Conchology, 6: 219-220 Smith, E. A., 1906. Part 9 Mollusca: 703, 711, 726 in The History of the Collections contained in the Natural History Departments of the British Museum, 2: 1-782.

Annandale, Nelson (1876-1924): Worked in the Indian Museum in Calcutta and was associated with the Zoological Survey of India. His main collection in the Indian Museum (Calcutta, India). Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary: The Nautilus, 1924. 38: 30

Archer, Allen Frost (b. 1908): Ecologist and malacologist who collected with W. J. Clench and H. A. Rehder. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. See Abbott, R. T. and Young. M. E. 1973-1974. American Malacologists.

Archer, Francis (1839-1892): Received many specimens from abroad sent by his brother Samuel Archer (1836-1902). Joint collection of the brothers in the Birmingham University Museum, UK. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. See Woodward, F. R. 1963. Proceedings of the Birmingham Natural History and Philosophical Society, 20: 3-14.

Atkinson: Specimens from New Caledonia in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Baker, F. H.:Specimens from Tasmania and western Australia in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Baker, Frank Collins (1867-1942): Main collection in Illinois University, USA. Other material in the Illinois State Natural History Survey in the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA; the Chicago Natural History Museum, Illinois, USA, and Wisconsin University, USA. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary: van Cleave, H. J., 1943. The Nautilus, 56: 97-99, portrait. For location of types see: Franzen, 1956. Nautilus 70: 21; 1957 Nautilus 71: 30 and 1958 Nautilus 72: 30.

Baker, Frederick (1854-1938): Amateur malacologist. Honorary curator at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, USA. Member of the Stanford Expedition to Brazil in 1911. Towards the end of his life he was collaborating with J. R. le B. Tomlin on describing Brazilian shells and some of this material is in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Main collection in the San Diego Natural History Museum, USA, and Stanford University Museum, USA. Obituary: Baily, J. L., jnr., 1938. The Nautilus, 52: 64-66, portrait.

Baldwin, David Dwight (1831-1912): Amateur conchologist. Lived in Hawaii. Wrote on the non-marine shells of the Hawaiian Islands. Land shells at Yale University, USA, and California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA. Marine shells at Maui Historical Society Museum, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, USA. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary: The Nautilus, 26: 82-83.

Bardarson, G. G.: Conchologist. Author of a number of works on Icelandic molluscs. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Barker, R. Wright: Lived in Harrogate. He was the source of many shells from Ecuador. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Barnacle, G. A. S.: A source of material from Ceylon in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Barnard, Keppel H. (1897-1964): Worked in the South African Museum, Capetown. He was closely associatedwith J. R. le B. Tomlin due to the latters work on the South African mollusca. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary: Journal of Conchology, 25: 359-361; The Nautilus, 78: 104.

Beaufort, Lieven Ferdinand de (1879-1968): Took part in the 1st Netherlands New Guinea Expedition in 1903 under the leadership of Dr. A. Wichmann. Became Curator of the Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam in 1905. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary: Beaufortia, 16; no. 221: 199-214.

Beaumier, Auguste: For some years French Consul at Mogador, Morocco. Collected shells which were reported on by A. Morelet who stated that Beaumier enlisted the help of local people to collect material from areas where Europeans were forbidden to go at that time (circa 1880). Associated with Morelet and Pallary. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Beccari, Odoardo (1843-1920): Travelled for many years, principally in the Dutch East Indies and surrounding regions. After 1876 also travelled to Australia and New Zealand. Collection in the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa, Italy. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. See information in : M. J. van Steenis-Kruseman, 1950, Malaysian Plant Collectors and Collections being a cyclopedia of Botanical Exploration in Malaysia and a guide to the Concerned literature up to the year 1950 in C. G. G. J. van Steenis, edit., Flora Malaysiana, 1: 43-46.

Beddome, Richard Henry (1839-1911): A forester who collected in India while working for the Forestry Department. Father-in-law of G. C. Leman. The joint collection of Leman and R. H. Beddome was sold by Lemans widow to H. Fulton in 1935. Material in the Salisbury collection in the Royal Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK, and the Natural History Museum, London, UK. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. The Melvill-Tomlin collection incorporates material from R.H. Beddome's collection which has some land-snail types including material described by Gude from his collection. Please contact us if you fail to find a Beddome type at the Natural History Museum (London) or wish to see more of a syntype series. Obituary: Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 10: 51-52 Other information from Dance, S. P., 1986. A History of Shell Collecting: 205; Smith, E. A., 1906. Part 9 Mollusca: 703 in The History of the Collections contained in the Natural History Departments of the British Museum, 2: 1-782

Bédé, P.: Some of Pallary's freshwater molluscs were described from material collected by Bédé and we hold a few syntypes of these.

Blanford, Henry Francis (1834-1893): Worked for the Indian government as a Meteorologist. He collected molluscs in India and collaborated with his brother William Thomas Blanford in describing them. Presented specimens of Acmaea from Bombay to the Natural History Museum, London, UK, in 1882 and also bequeathed them 235 land, fresh-water and marine shells. Main collection in the Folkstone Museum, UK. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Dictionary of National Biography, 22, supplement: 217.

Blanford, William Thomas (1832-1905): Involved in the Geological Survey of India and wrote many papers in collaboration with his brother Henry Francis. Collection in the Natural History Museum, London, UK. The Melvill-Tomlin collection and the Fedden collections have some land-snail types from India. Please contact us if you fail to find a Blanford type at the Natural History Museum (London) or wish to see more of a syntype series. Obituary: Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 7: 64-66.

Boettger, Cesar Rudolf (1888-1976): Based at the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt. He published widely on all aspects of land and fresh-water snails. His collection was bought by K. L. Pfeiffer in 1943 and is now in Senckenberg Museum(Frankfurt-on-main, Germany). Obituary: Archiv für Molluskenkunde, 108: 1-16.

Boettger, Oscar (1844-1910): Collection in the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt-on-main, Germany. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary: Journal of Conchology, 13: 162-163.

Burnup, Henry Clifden (1852-1928): Amateur conchologist who settled in South Africa in 1894. He sent many shells to J. C. Melvill and later to J. R. le B. Tomlin which are now in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. His main collection is now in the Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, though all his types are in the Natural History Museum, London. Obituary: Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 18: 142-143.

Caziot, Eugène (1844-1931):French Collector. Caziot wrote many papers reviewing the status of terrestrial species. Several of these dealt with species in NW. Africa. His most notable contribution was a bibliography for pre1900 publications on NW Africa (Caziot & Fagot, 1909): Land shells of Nice in the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Marine shells in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary: Journal de Conchyliologie, 76: 206-212).

Connolly, Matthew William Kemble (1872-1947): British Collector. Served in the army in South Africa and elsewhere. Later worked as an honorary curator in the British Museum (Natural History), London. His collection, which is now in the BMNH, contains many NW. African species obtained by exchange or from dealers. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection and some types in Pain collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. List of new names: Adam, W. 1971. Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgiques, 47. Obituaries in Journal of Conchology, 22: 289 and Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 28: 2).

Cooke, Arthur Hands (1854-1934): Lecturer, Dean and Tutor at Cambridge University, UK, where J. R. le B. Tomlin met him when a student. Later he became a headmaster at Aldenham, UK, and then a vicar at Eton. He spent one of his vacations prior to 1888 collecting in Panama. Many of the specimens figured in Molluscs and Brachiopods are in are in the Cambridge University Museum of Zoology, UK, and large series of Nucella and most of his types are in the the Natural History Museum, London, UK. The rest of his private collection was dispersed and most of the Muricidae went to T. Pain and so to the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. There is also Cooke material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary: Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 21: 229-232.Journal of Conchology, 20: 77-78.

Cox, James Charles (1833-1912): Australian Physician. His main interest was in the chitons but he also described many non-marine molluscs. His main collection was sold in London, UK, in July 1904 and February 1905. There is a collection in the Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, but some types and rarities are in the Natural History Museum, London, UK. Some material, including a few types, in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary:Smith, E. A. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 10: 316. Australian Zoologist, 4: 345 (with portrait).

Dautzenberg, Philippe (1849-1935): A private collector with an extensive collection of marine and terrestrial shells with a world-wide coverage. He was heir to a fortune made in the carpet industry and Tomlin described him as "the greatest private collector" but he was also a scientist and wrote many papers and books, e.g. Les mollusques marins du Roussillon with Bucquoy and Dollfus. Much of his collection is in the Royal Institute of Science, Brussels. Some of his marine work was carried with Paul Fischer and type material has been found in Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris and the Oceanographic Institute in Monaco. There is also type material in the Jeffreys collection in the Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C., USA). Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Tomlin, J. R. leB., 1938. [Obituary notice of Philippe Dautzenberg.] Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 23: 7-8.

Dennison, John (d. 1864?): Collector from Liverpool, UK who having inherited a large fortune built up a fine collection which was sold in London, UK, in April 1865 and June 1875. Many famous collectors and dealers were present at these sales including Cuming, Reeve, the Sowerbys, Angas, the Adams brothers, Barclay, Lombe-Taylor, Melvill and Bryce M. Wright. Some types in the Natural History Museum, London, UK, and National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK, ex Tomlin collection. Obituary: Anon., 1865. The celebrated Dennison collection of shells. A catalogue of this choice, valuable and extensive collection of shells, being one of the finest ever offered to public competition etc. In 2 parts. London. Dean, J. Davy., 1936. Conchological Cabinets of the Last Century. Journal of Conchology, 20 (number 8): 245 Journal of Conchology, 1: 88 (note about sale). Tomlin, J. R. le B., 1942. Shell sales II. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 25, part 1: 25 Melvill, J. R. le B., 1900. Lovell Reeve: a brief sketch of his life and career, with a fragment of an authobiography, excerpts from his diary (1849), and correspondence. Journal of Conchology, 9, 344-357, portrait.

Ellis, Arthur Erskine (1902-1983): Born in India. Came to England in 1904. Collector. He was a schoolmaster at Lancing and Epsom College, UK. British non-marine molluscs in Epsom College, Surrey, UK. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Eprevier, J. de: Conservateur at the Musée de Vendôme, France, circa 1923. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Eudel, émile Eugène Alphonse (1831-1892): Collector. His collection was mostly bought by G. B. Sowerby and H. C. Fulton and widely dispersed. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Everett, Alfred Hart (1848-1898): In 1869 went to Sarawak to collect natural history specimens but after two years entered the service of the Sarawak Government and later the British North Borneo Company. Presented specimens to the Natural History Museum, London, UK, in 1891, 1894 and 1897. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.See Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 3: 295.

Farquahar, John: A collector who lived in South Africa. He exchanged shells with M. W. K. Connolly and sent specimens to the British Museum (Natural History) [now the Natural History Museum], London, UK. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Favre, Jules: Collection in the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Fedden, Francis (d.1894?): While engaged on geological work in India during the 1860's made a collection of shells which was presented to what is now the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK, by his widow in 1894; also some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Ferriss, James Henry (1848-1926): Amateur conchologist. Collected land snails with people such as Pilsbry, Clapp, Bryant Walker and Sargent. Collection in the Chicago Natural History Museum, Illinois, USA. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. See Pilsbry, H. A., 1926. James H. Ferriss. The Nautilus, 40: 1-6 [with portrait].

Fischer-Piette, Edouard (1902-1990): Curator of the laboratoire de Malacologie, Paris Museum. Much of his work was on former French colonies, including Madagascar.

Folin, Guillaume Alexandre Léopold (1817-1896): Leading authority on Caecidae and Pyramidellidae. Material in the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; Musée de la Mer, Biarritz, France; Bayonne Museum, France; and the Natural History Museum, London, UK. There is also type material in the Jeffreys collection in the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.See Journal de Conchyliologie, 46: 44-45.

Forbes, Edward (1814-1854): Studied in London and Paris, in the latter place under Geoffrey St. Hilaire, De Blainville and Jussieu. Did much dedging in the British, Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. In 1841 was naturalist on the Beacon. Main collection in the Royal Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK, but collections from the Herald, Pandora, Rattlesnake and the specimens figured in History of British Mollusca in the Natural History Museum, London, UK. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. See Bennett, J. H. 1855. Monthly Journal of Medecine, Edinburgh, no 169 1 (n.s.), Part IV: 75-92.Preece, R. C. and Killeen, I. 1995. Archives of Natural History, 22 (3): 419-435.

Friele, Hermann (b. 1838): Collection in the Zoological Museum, Bergen, Norway and the Zoological Museum, Oslo, Sweden. Some shells in the Norman collection in the Natural History Museum, London, UK. There is also some type material in the Jeffreys collection in the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Frierson Lorraine Screven (1861-1933): Amateur conchologist. Specialised in Unionids. He bought the Unionacea collection of T. H. Aldrich. Main collection of Unionoidea in the Michigan University Museum of Zoology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, but types also in the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. See The Nautilus, 46: 136-137

Fulton, Hugh C. (1861-1942): Assistant to G. B. Sowerby 2nd and later was in partnership with G. B. Sowerby 3rd until 1916 from when Fulton carried on the business alone. Fulton arranged the Barclay collection for sale in 1891 and Sowerby and Fulton handled the sale of the de Burgh collection in 1918. Nearly all of his types are in the Natural History Museum, London, UK. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. See Winckworth, R., 1943. Obituary notice of Hugh Coomber Fulton (1861-1942). Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 25: 126 and Dance, S. P., 1986. A History of Shell Collecting: 171, 172, 173, 183, 212; plate 31d (portrait)

Gaskoin, John Samuel (1790-1858): Surgeon-in-Ordinary to King George 4th and William 4th. At his death his collection passed to T. Lombe-Taylor and the joint collection was sold in London in 1880 though previously Lombe-Taylor's widow had presented some specimens to the British Museum. J. C. Melvill bought specimens including many of Gaskoin's types which are now in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. Please note that some of the collection has not yet been databased. Information from: Dean, J. Davy. 1936. Conchological Cabinets of the Last Century. Journal of Conchology, 20 (8): 242. Lingwood, P. F. and McMillan, N. F. 1981. Archives of Natural History, 10: 347-358.

Geret, Paul (1863-1925): Based at the Musée d'Histoire Naturalles, Saint Quentin as a 'conservateur'. He is best known for sales of shell collections including M. T. Tissot, C. M. F. Ancey, Boistel and A. Bavay. In 1909 he produced a list of the new names described by C.F. Ancey, which included various North African species. Source of material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary in Journal de Conchyliologie, 69: 76).

Germain, Louis (1878-1942): Employed in the Laboratorie de Malacologie, Museum de Historie Naturalles, Paris. Germain's own collection is in Paris. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Obituary: Journal de Conchyliologie, 78: 282-285

Godwin-Austin, Henry Haversham (1834-1923): Collector and conchologist. His career was in the British Army, with a special interest in Indian and South African non-marine mollusca. His main collection is in the Natural History Museum (London, UK). However some type material from Asia (e.g. India and China) is in the Melvill-Tomlin collection. Please contact us if you fail to find a type at the Natural History Museum. Obituary:Journal of Conchology, 17: 141-148.

Gude, Gerard (1858-1924): Worked in the British Museum (Natural History), London, UK. His main collection is in the Chicago Natural History Museum, Illinois, USA, with some types in the Natural History Museum, London, UK. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in including land-snail types from Asia (e.g. India and China). Please contact us if you fail to find a type at the Natural History Museum (London) or Chicago, or if you wish to see more of a syntype series. Please note that some of the collections including Gude material have not yet been databased.

Hadfield, Reverend James & Mrs Emma (neé Foster): British. Missionaries to the Loyalty Islands 1891-1893. Collected shells and shell-sand and sent it home to R. D. Darbishire, W. Moss, R. Cairns and Archdeacon Anson. It was distributed widely in England amongst friends and schools. Many new species were described by J. C. Melvill. Small part of collection of material from Lifu and adjacent islands sold in London, UK, in October 1935. See Tomlin, J. R. le B., 1941. Shell Sales. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 24, part 4: 160

Hagenmuller, Paul (d. 1900): Chief surgeon at the hospital in Bone[Annaba, Algeria] circa 1884-1885. In 1897 was appointed to the staff of the Marseille Museum, France. He collected in Algeria and Tunisia and his collection contained material which had many manuscript names. His collection is in Marseilles Museum, and Couturier published a catalogue. He appears to have exchanged material with other collectors as there is Hagenmüller material in Cardiff and Paris. See Couturier, M., 1903. Catalogue des coquilles Palárctique de la Collection Hagenmuller. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat., Marseille, Zoologie, memoire 2, tome 8.

Hesse, Paul (1857-1939): Provided some of the most extensive taxonomic revisions for the terrestrial land-snails of the western Palaearctic. These were based on anatomical studies of the species using material provided by a range of collectors. His collection is now in the Academy of Natural Sciences at Philadelphia.

Issel, Arturo (b. 1842): The Italian malacologist ISSEL is well known for works on the marine Mollusca of the Red Sea [1869] as well as on land snails from Borneo [1874]. In 1880 Issel reported on collections of land and freshwater Mollusca made in Tunisia: in 1873 by KERIM (a Persian employed at the Genoa Museum by the marchese Giacomo DORIA [b. 1840]), in 1875 by Professor BELLUCCI, on the Violante expeditions (mainly in 1877, some in 1876 and 1879) including some material obtained in 1879 by Professor GESTRO. Issel's paper lists 51 species in all, three of which were described and figured as new [among these, the enigmatic Albertisia punica was later reidentified as Truncatella sp.: Issel 1885 pp. 10-11]. In 1881 and 1882 the marchese Doria visited Tunisia to make zoological collections. Issel (1885) reported on the land and freshwater molluscs, listing 18 terrestrial species of which one was described as new. Issel's collections are in the Genoa Museum and also form part of the J.G. Jeffrey's Colln. (now in the NMNH, Washington, D.C.) (Dance 1986). Syntypes and cited material from the Red Sea and Tunisia are apparently in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in Cardiff. Please contact us, prior to neotype designations to check our collections.

Jeffreys, John Gwyn (1809-1885): Leader of the Porcupine cruises, the first dredging cruises in British waters. Obtained the Mediterranean specimens collected by Heinrich Weinkauff. Presented the molluscs collected by Captain H. C. St John during a cruise to Japan and Korea in 1875 on board HMS Sylvia to the British Museum [now the Natural History Museum], London, UK, where there is also Piedmontese shells and material from the Porcupine, Lightning, Knight-Errant and Shearwater expeditions. Main collection is in the United States National Museum, Washington D.C., USA. It includes the collections of of W. Clark and W. Turton as well as material from many other workers. Also some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK, and two small collections presented to the National Museum of Wales by the United States National Museum in 1970 and 1971. See Mills, E. L., 1978. Edward Forbes, John Gywn Jeffreys, and British dredging before the Challenger expedition.Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, 8: 507-536.

Jickeli, Carl (1850-1925): Collection in the Humboldt Museum, Berlin, Germany, and probably Hermannstadt Museum (now Natural History Museum Sibiu, Brukenthal Museum), Romania. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Kennard, Alfred Santer (1870-1948): Amateur malacologist. His collection is now in the Natural History Museum, London. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. Journal of Conchology, 23: 20.

Laidlaw, Frank Fortescue (1876-1963): Collector. Main collection in the Chicago Natural History Museum, Illinois, USA. Nearly all types in the Natural History Museum, London, UK. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ~See Journal of Conchology, 25: 288-291.

Lamy, Edouard: Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.See Journal de Conchyliologie, 86: 6-29.

Letourneux, Aristide Horace (1820-1890): Civil Servant in north Africa. Some material of terrestrial pulmonates in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. See Revue Biographique de la Société Malacologique de France, 2: 1-10.

Locard, Etienne Alexandre Arnould (1841-1904): Collection in the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, and probably Lyons Museum, France. Some material in the Melvill-Tomlin collection in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK. See Journal de Conchyliologie, 53: 82-83 and Dance, S. P.1986. A History of Shell Collecting: 217

Lowe, Rev. Richard Thomas (1802-1874): Syntype material given to T.V. Wollaston and contained within his collection from the Atlantic Islands and NW Africa is now part of the Melvill-Tomlin collection. Other material is in the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge and the Natural History Museum (London). The material was sold by Preston to Tomlin.

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    The National Slate Museum offers a day full of enjoyment and education in a dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn.

  • National Waterfront Museum

    National Waterfront Museum

    The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

  • Rhagor: Explore our collections

    Rhagor (Welsh for ‘more’) offers unprecedented access to the amazing stories that lie behind our collections.