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Catalogue of data sets : September 2010

ABRN
The Monks Wood Herbarium (ABRN) is a small collection of British material housed at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (formerly Institute of Terrestrial Ecology), Monks Wood, Hunts (v.c. 31). It was initiated in 1963 by Terry Wells (TCEW) in order to provide a reference collection for students visiting Monks Wood as well as a repository for voucher specimens collected by staff of the Conservation Research Section. It currently includes over 3000 sheets (circa 1200 species) a third of which (circa 800) come from Hunts. The main contributors included T.C.E. Wells (994), J.M. Way (568), B.N.K. Davis (188), P.M. Nathan (167), D.A. Horrill (151) and R.J. Hood (101) and the majority of specimens were collected between 1963-1980. However, there some pre-1963 sheets from TCEW's personal herbarium (mainly Brassicaceae and v.c. 22). In contrast there were few additions after 1980 due to changes on the demands of ITE staff. The herbaria is now housed in the Ecological Processes and Management Section at Monks Wood. If you would like further information or you wish to arrange to see or borrow a specimen please contact K.J.Walker (kwal@ceh.ac.uk).


BIRM
Catalogue of the University of Birmingham's herbarium, compiled by Margaret Cole and Alex Lockton. Only a small proportion of the specimens have been databased so far, with the rare species being prioritised. At present access to the collection is restricted. For further details about the records listed, please contact Alex Lockton (alex@whildassociates.co.uk). If you wish to arrange to see or borrow a specimen, please contact Sarah Whild (s.j.whild@bham.ac.uk).


BON
This is an incomplete (c.50%) catalogue of the vascular plants in Bolton Museum's herbarium but it is intended to update this as time permits. The collection has a wide geographic coverage, most UK vice-counties are represented, the principal collection being that of Dr. Philip Brookes Mason (1842-1905) of Burton-on-Trent. However the specimens are derived from many sources and include the herbarium of Charles Ottley Groom Napier (1839-1894) of various addresses in Bristol, Lewes and London. The collection is also strong in material from the north west of England and includes the collection of Thomas Greenlees (1865-1949) of Bolton and Mrs. Fanny S. Bennett (fl. 1860-1896) who collected in Cheshire.

Some of the collection is digitised and can be viewed online. Use of the herbarium is welcomed. Corrections to the data will be gladly received. Please contact Patricia Francis, Bolton Museum, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, BL1 1SE. tel. 01204 332197. email patricia.francis@bolton.gov.uk


Boniface
Field notebooks of R.A. Boniface (1913-1985) in the possession of the National Museum of Wales. Computerised by Margaret Cole, working for the Botanical Society of the British Isles. The notebooks are supported by a large herbarium, also stored at NMW. Please direct comments and enquiries on the data set to Alex Lockton and requests to view the notebooks or herbarium sheets to Tim Rich.


BRISTMbi
This is a complete data set for the Stephen Henry Bishop herbarium of vascular plants (ecmag.0374), which forms part of the herbarium holdings at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. The herbarium contains 902 specimens, collected by Mr Stephen Bishop, and others through the 1960s and up until the 1990s. The majority of the herbarium was collected from Gloucestershire (v.c. 33/34) with approximately twenty percent of the collection from other areas, including Leicestershire (v.c. 55), Surrey (v.c. 17) and Sussex (v.c. 14) and some from the Bristol area (v.c. 6/34).
Mr Bishop was head gardener at Belgrave Hall, Leeds then Sudeley and Warwick Castle. He then became a self-employed nurseryman and gardener from his weekend cottage in the Forest of Dean. He was co-author of the Flora of Leicester and partly involved in the Gloucestershire Naturalists Society, BSBI and the Wildflower Society.

This herbarium is a deliberate scientific study collection. It has particularly strong representations from Rubus, approx. 206 specimens; Hieracium, approx. 111 specimens; Salix, approx. 63 specimens and Ulmus, approx. 66 specimens. Mr Bishop was a competent botanist and the identifications are most likely accurate however please refer back to the Bristol Museum before relying on or publishing any data from this website. Enquiries to Samantha Trebilcock, Curator of Biology, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. Tel: 0117 9223571.


BRISTMro
This is a complete data set for the Ida Roper (1865-1935) mosses and liverworts collection (Ba3934), which forms part of the herbarium holdings at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

The 98 specimens were collected from 1899 to 1934. Ida Roper seems to have collected many of the mounted herbarium sheet specimens which were collected locally, including sites such as; Clifton, Leigh Woods, Gloucestershire, Bishop’s Sutton, Somerset, Durdham Down, Shirehampton and Nailsea.

The packet specimens, most of which are British Bryological Society exchange specimens, were collected from a wider range of localities, including; France; New Galloway; York, Wales, Balerno, River Wye, Trelleck Bog and Killarney and include specimens from J.C.Wilson, G.H.Allison, J.H.Albrecht, Edmund H.Stevens, E.C.Wallace and J.B.Duncan.

A botanist has not critically looked at the collection recently and so all identifications are provisional. Please refer back to the Bristol Museum before relying on or publishing any data from this website.

Enquiries to Samantha Trebilcock, Curator of Biology, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. Tel: 0117 9223571.


BRISTMsa
This is the collection of alien and adventive plants collected by C I Sandwith, many from the Bristol Docks. Please refer back to the Bristol Museum before relying on or publishing any data from this website. Enquiries to Samantha Trebilcock, Curator of Biology, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. Tel: 0117 9223571.


BRISTMtu
This is a complete data set for the Gladys Tuck British herbarium of vascular plants (ecmag.1003), which forms part of the herbarium holdings at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Some Swedish specimens from the Tuck herbarium have not been data-based at this point.
The 343 specimens were collected throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s. The plants were collected from the Bristol area (v.c. 6 and v.c. 34), particularly from Shirehampton, Coombe Dingle, Blaise Castle Estate and the surrounding areas where the family lived until they moved in 1978, and from Bossington (v.c. 5), near Porlock where the family spent some holidays.

A botanist has not critically looked at the collection and so all identifications are provisional. Please refer back to the Bristol Museum before relying on or publishing any data from this website. Enquiries to Samantha Trebilcock, Curator of Biology, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. Tel: 0117 9223571.


BRISTMwh
The K.E. White Bryophyte and Lichen Collection (ECMAG 0966) forms part of the herbarium holdings at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. The collection consists of approximately 158 lichens, 335 mosses (many of which are Sphagnum), 74 liverworts and a few stoneworts. (The lichens are not indexed on the SBHP website)
Mr. White recorded the habitat, locality and date on most of the specimens. Also many of the specimens had reference numbers relating to his image collection which is still owned by his family. The specimens were collected between 1992-1996, from local areas such as Portishead, Clevedon, and from nature sites in Somerset and Gloucestershire such as Burrington Combe and Compton Martin. Over 350 of the specimens were collected from Scottish localities.
Please refer back to the Bristol Museum before relying on or publishing any data from this website. Enquiries to Samantha Trebilcock, Curator of Biology, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. Tel: 0117 9223571.


FraserM
This is a catalogue of John Fraser's Moss collection.


Chicken
The late Dr Eric Chicken donated his plant collection to the University of Hull in 2008. Work is progressing on the British material and to date around 1000 specimens, representing about half of the total, have been catalogued.


Gardam
A collection of plants made by the late Miss P A Gardam of the Hull Natural History Society. The majority were collected in v.c.61 between 1952 and 1961. The specimens are now housed in the Hull University Herbarium.


GUERNSEY - added October 2004
The working herbarium of La Société Guernesiaise containing specimens from the Bailiwick of Guernsey from the 1850s on. The herbarium is kept at La Société's headquarters at Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, Guernsey. For further information or to visit the herbarium please contact the Botany Secretary of La Société Guernesiaise: Bridget Ozanne, email gsybiorec@cwgsy.net, Guernsey Biologial Records Centre, Old Tobacco Factory, La Ramée, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 2ET. tel 01481 715799.


HLL
The Hull University Herbarium holds a collection of about 1000 sheets known as the Wilson Collection. Although the transfer is undocumented, it seems likely that the Wilson collection is actually Kent & Allen's (1984) HLL, which was noted as holding A K Wilson's Herbarium. This supposition is supported by the North Universities Collection draft manuscript (1991) which notes that E K Wilson's (sic) British & European Flora was acquired as a gift in 1983, although it is not recorded from where.


HLMA
This is the collection held by the Hull Museums. The catalogue has been created by direct entry from the index cards via the internet link.


HLU
The Hull University herbarium was established by Professor Ronald Good, shortly after his appointment in 1928 as head of the Botany Department in the newly established University College. He built up the collection over the next three decades with his own material, donations and purchases. A personal collection of over 800 specimens, collected prior to his appointment, may well have formed a core. An interesting and unsuspected addition in these early years is a set of over 200 plants from the Harrogate area collected by A C Hardy in 1914. These specimens were almost certainly collected by Sir Alister Hardy, who was appointed as head of the Zoology Department in 1948. Other collections were acquired, the most notable of which is the herbarium of John Fraser of Wolverhampton. Over 1000 specimens in the British collection can be assigned, with confidence, to Fraser. This includes a series of around 300 Staffordshire plants which were collected in 1864 for the British Botanical Competition organised by the South Kensington Horticultural Society.


Karley
This is the personal herbarium of Seán Karley. See the entry for NHN for contact details.


MANCH
This data set consists of a catalogue of all 1999 Red List (Wigginton)species plus additional species from the recently published red list (Cheffings and Farrell, 2005). It is anticipated that there will be errors in the data and it is hoped that people will feed back any corrections. For further information and notification of errors contact Leander Wolstenholme (mzfaslw2@mail1.mcc.ac.uk)


NHN
This herbarium was started by the Northants Natural History Society shortly after the Society was founded, in 1875. The principal collaborator was H.N.Dixon, with G.C.Druce and several other members also contributing many sheets. Three other herbaria were added to it later, from H.G.Allen, S.M.A.Beall and Mr. Lewin. The first of these were mainly collected by the donors; the last appears to be derived from several sources and consists largely of material gathered before 1870. All four herbaria have been merged. Most of the sheets are about 28 x 43cm. The herbarium also includes the Moss Herbarium of H.N.Dixon. This contains 568 collections, all mounted in a bound book. These have not yet been entered in the Hull Database because of problems with nomenclature.
Anyone wishing to examine this herbarium is welcome to contact the Secretary of the Botany Section :- Seán L.M. Karley,30 Harrowden Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 5BH : Tel. 01933 - 225397 : e-mail:- seankarley@tiscali.co.uk


NMWRub
Specimens of Rubus held by the National Museum of Wales. Data provided by Tim Rich. This catalogue is experimental and improvements will be made shortly.


SHY
This data set is The catalogue of the Shrewsbury Museum (SHY), computerised for the Shropshire Botanical Society by Mark Duffell. Enquiries to Alex Lockton (Shropshire Botanical Society) or Peter Boyd (Shrewsbury Museum). (Darwin Country website)


SHYb
This data set is a catalogue of W.P. Hamilton collection of bryophytes from Shrewsbury Museum. The data set has been made available by Peter Boyd, the curator. Images of these specimens may be seen on Shrewsbury Museum's Darwin Country website.


WCRhall
The P M Hall Herbarium consists of approximately 239 sheets of 80 species. The plants were collected from around Hampshire by Patrick M Hall in the 1930s and 1940s. Some specimens were also collected by E C Wallace and incorporated into the herbarium. It was Originally housed in the Natural History Museum and is now kept by the Hampshire Museums Service at Chilcomb House, Winchester. For further details contact Christine Taylor, e-mail christine.taylor@hants.gov.uk


DEMO
This is a demonstration data set and potential users are invited to experiment by making additions and alterations to the data. Specify DEMO as the password for this catalogue.




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