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.
|Title:||From fossil molluscs to salmon|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Freshwater Forum|
|Page Range:||pp. 22-31|
|Contact Email Address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Issuing Agency:||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||biographies; historical account; malacologists; research institutions; England; Dorset|
|Depositing User:||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited:||15 Nov 2010 17:48|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2011 16:15|
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