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TitleDrawings of fungi (colour) - Frederick Currey
AdminHistoryFrederick Currey (1819-1881), mycologist, was born at Norwood in Surrey on 19 August 1819. His father, Benjamin Currey, was a clerk of the parliaments. After attending Eton he took his BA at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1841, and proceeded to a MA in 1844; in the latter year he was called to the bar and afterwards practiced as a conveyancer and equity draughtsman. In 1860, following the retirement of J.J. Bennett, he was elected secretary of the Linnean Society, an office he held for twenty years, before becoming treasurer. He died at Blackheath 8 September 1881, and was buried at Weybridge, where his wife had been previously interred. His publications consist of a translation of Hofmeister's 'On the Higher Cryptogamia', a new edition of Dr. Badham's 'Esculent Funguses', sundry papers on fungi and local botany. The genus of fungi Curreya was founded by Saccardo as a memento of the deceased mycologist. His collection of fungi is now part of the Kew Herbarium.
Description14 leaves of drawings of fungi, mostly coloured, with labels and mounted in a guard book by Frederick Currey.
Date[1840-1880]
LevelFile
Extent1 bound volume
LanguageEnglish
PrevRefNoMS/83
AcquisitionPresented to the Linnean Society by Frederick Currey's son, F. Innes Currey, and other members of the family in January 1882.
Creator NameCurrey, Frederick
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