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TitleNotes for the Catalogue of the British Species of Pisidium - 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 (formed in 1881 out of the Natural History department at the British Museum). He was also the author of 'A catalogue of the works of Carl Linnaeus'.

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. During his tenure the Library gained an international reputation. 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.
DescriptionBound volume containing inserted notes, illustrations, photographs and proofs by Woodward for his 'Catalogue of the British Species of Pisidium (recent & fossil) in the collections of the British Museum (Natural History) with notes on those of western Europe' (London, 1913).
Extent1 bound volume
Creator NameWoodward, Bernard Barham
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