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Nature volume 135, page 296 (23 February 1935) | Download Citation



MRS. JANE LONGSTAFF, who died on January 19, aged seventy-nine years, contributed important papers on Palæozoic gastropod shells to the Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. She was the widow of Dr. G. B. Longstaff, a well-known entomologist, with whom she shared a wide interest in natural history. She was a fellow of the Linnean and Geological Societies, and was for some time a member of council of the Palæontographical Society. Her early writings were published under her maiden name of Jane Donald, and the value of her researches was acknowledged so long ago as 1898, when the Geological Society awarded her its Murchison Fund.

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