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TitleDrawings of fungi (black and white) - 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.
DescriptionNotebook containing 17 leaves of uncoloured drawings of fungi, with labels, by Frederick Currey.
Extent1 bound volume
PrevRefNoMS/91 (incorrectly labelled)
AcquisitionPresented to the Linnean Society in 1881 by Currey's son, F. Innes Currey.
Creator NameCurrey, Frederick
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