Album of 'Howth Sea Weeds'
Album of 84 examples of dried and pressed seaweeds apparently collected by Theresa Gaisford from the Howth area of Dublin in August 1857. Each example is identified by its Latin name.
With a letter, 1982, from David Jeffrey of the School of Botany, Trinity College Dublin, commenting that the album is remarkably comprehensive and provides an indication of coastal pollution at that time; also that William Harvey (1811-1866), Professor of Botany at Trinity College and an authority on marine algae, may have been involved in identifying the specimens so accurately.
- Creation: 1857 and 1982
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 21517].
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 21517
Album of 'Howth Sea Weeds'.
Biographical / Historical
Theresa Gaisford was a relation of William Henry Fox Talbot.
The album was in the library at Howth Castle, County Dublin, Ireland, until 2021.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Fonsie Mealy's Auctioneers in 2021 with the assistance of the Friends of the Bodleian.
- Catalogue of Album of 'Howth Sea Weeds'
- Lucy McCann
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