From fossil molluscs to salmon

Berrie, Alasdair (1994) From fossil molluscs to salmon. Freshwater Forum, 4(1), pp. 22-31.

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On 9 April 1897 Wilfrid Hudleston, an eminent geologist, purchased the West Holme Estate, comprising some 1500 acres on the edge of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, where he could enjoy his sporting interest in shooting and fishing. In doing so, he established a link between himself, The Malacological Society of London, and the Freshwater Biological Association. Hudleston was a keen field geologist who built up a personal collection of several thousand fossils. In 1893 Hudleston took the chair at a meeting, held at the Natural History Museum, which founded The Malacological Society of London. The site on which the Freshwater Biological Association's River Laboratory now stands was formerly part of the West Holme Estate. It purchased the fishing rights to the East Stoke mill stream prior to building the laboratory, in 1957.

Item Type: Article
Title: From fossil molluscs to salmon
Personal Creator/Author:
Berrie, Alasdair
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 22-31
Date: 1994
ISSN: 0961-4664
Contact Email Address:
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: biographies; historical account; malacologists; research institutions; England; Dorset
Subjects: Ecology
Earth Sciences
Item ID: 4544
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 17:48
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:15

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