Ref NoMS/226
TitleCopy of S. Clessin's 'Die Familie der Cycladeen' - B.B. Woodward (?)
AdminHistoryBernard Barham Woodward (1853 – 1930) was a British malacologist, and a member of staff at the British Museum and then the Natural History Museum.

Woodward was born on 3 August 1853, the son of the geologist Samuel Pickworth Woodward. His brother, Horace Bolingbroke Woodward (1848-1914), was a successful geologist. B.B. Woodward worked as an Assistant in the British Museum and on becoming Librarian at the Natural History Museum became responsible for the general catalogue of the books. He worked in this position from 1903 to his retirement in 1920. Woodward had an interest in natural history that extended beyond his work at the Natural History Museum, conducting his own researches into mollusca, and especially British mollusca. The Trustees of the British Museum published his books on the British species of Pisidium and the British freshwater mollusca, while his book on the life of mollusca was published just before World War I. For his work in this field Woodward was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and the Royal Microscopical Society, and he was for some years President of the Malacological Society of London. He frequently contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography (DNB). He was twice married and twice widowed, firstly to the novelist Emma Hosken (1845-1884) whom he married in 1882, and then to Jane E. Mayne Randles (1854-1904) whom he married in 1891. He died on 27 October 1930.
DescriptionA copy of S. Clessin's 'Die Familie der Cycladeen' (from H.C. Kuster's 'Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini u. Chemnitz', vol. 9 (1874-77) partly interleaved and with an MS English translation of text on the genus Pisidium [thought to be] by B.B. Woodward, relating to molluscs. Includes a photograph of a label in Clessin's own handwriting from the original in the Stockholm Museum.

Binding title: 'Pisidium Clessin' and 'E Libris [Transl: From the Library of] B.B. Woodward January 1931' stamped on the title page.
Date[1874-1931]
LevelItem
Extent1 bound volume
LanguageEnglish
Related MaterialMS/225, MS/227, MS/228, MS/228a
Creator NameWoodward, Bernard Barham
Access_StatusOpen
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