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Nature volume 101, page 258 (30 May 1918) | Download Citation



LEEDS.—The University has gratefully accepted a gift by Mr. W Denison Roebuck of a unique collection of microscopic slides and a library of books upon the subject of fresh-water Algæ, as the nucleus of a specialist library and collection of Algæ in general. These were the property of Mr. W. B. Turner, who died twelve months ago, and who, since his coming to Leeds in 1877, had been one of the most active scientific workers in the city until laid aside by a serious illness. The value of the gift is enhanced by the fact that many of the books are illustrated by coloured drawings done by Mr. Turner himself, he having been a talented natural history draughtsman. The collections will be known as the “Barwell Turner Memorial,” and will be available for the use of students of algological science.

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