Colección IRD - Collecting Books of David Irvine

Área de identidad

Código de referencia

GB235 IRD

Título

Collecting Books of David Irvine

Fecha(s)

  • 1949 - 1994 (Criação)

Nivel de descripción

Colección

Volumen y soporte

1 box, 4cm

Área de contexto

Nombre del productor

(1924-1995)

Historia biográfica

Born China 1924; died 1995
Although born in China, David Irvine returned to the Shetland Islands as a baby and was educated in Lerwick. He served in the RAF during the Second World War and in 1947 entered St Andrews University to read botany, staying on to take a PhD on the ecology of a single rock pool. During this period he became a founder member of the British Phycological (the scientific study of algae) Society. In 1954 he was appointed a Demonstrator in Agricultural Botany at the University of Cambridge where he stayed until 1958. He then spent 2 years as a research assistant at the University of Illinois contributing to the ‘Index Nominum Algarum’, an index of the published names of algae. In 1961 he returned to Britain as senior lecturer in the Department of Biology and Geology at the Polytechnic of North London where he stayed until his retirement in 1984. Although dedicating most of his academic life to the study of seaweeds in the north eastern Atlantic, David Irvine was an accomplished field biologist and natural historian with a wide range of interests. He led a number of field trips to study seaweeds and marine algae around Lundy Island, Sullom Voe and the Faroes. An avid collector, he bequeathed his herbarium and reprint collection to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Source: obituary, The Phycologist 1996 http://www.brphycsoc.org/documents/phycologist/The%20Phycologist%20No.%2044%20August%201996.pdf

Institución archivística

Historia archivística

David Irvine's Collecting books were part of a consignment of herbarium material sent by his wife Linda from the Botany Department of the Natural History Museum, London to RBGE in July 1994. The herbarium specimens have been incorporated into the herbarium collection and the Collecting books were passed to the herbarium in December 2014, from there they were passed to the RBGE Archives in January 2015.

Origen del ingreso o transferencia

RBGE Herbarium

Área de contenido y estructura

Alcance y contenido

3 small notebooks numbered 1-3, and a letter
1:"Herb. Irvine 1"
Collecting Book 1 - Nos 1-862 1949-1965; incl. St Andrews, Bangor, Anglesey, Isle of Man, Eden Estuary, Aberystwyth, Merioneth, Pembrokeshire, Capri (Italy), Brittany (France), Galway, Mayo, Manitoba (Canada), Cape Cod (Massachusetts), Orkney and Voe (Shetland)
2:"Herb.Irvine 2"
Collecting Book 2 - Nos 863-1847 1964-1968; incl. Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, Portsmouth, Dover-Folkestone, Cramond Island, Dunbar, North Berwick, Scilly, Devon and Paignton
3:"Herb.Irvine 3"
Collecting Book 3 - Nos 1848-1940 (Misc Order) 1963-1969 inc. Firth of Forth?
4:letter from Linda M. Irvine which accompanied herbarium consignment, filed in RBGE Archives Accessions folder under RBGEEA2015/23

Valorización, destrucción y programación

Acumulaciones

Four further boxes of collected correspondence, reprints and typescript manuscripts including items relating to biological surveying in Shetland, the Faroe Islands and Lundy amongst other places were transferred to the Library post 2015 - these have been added to the Library collection in 2021 (FNYU1), and are located in Case 16: (right click, open link in new tab) https://rbge.koha-ptfs.co.uk/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=110900

Sistema de arreglo

Área de condiciones de acceso y uso

Condiciones de acceso

open

Condiciones

permission required from RBGE

Idioma del material

  • inglés

Escritura del material

Notas sobre las lenguas y escrituras

Características físicas y requisitos técnicos

good

Instrumentos de descripción

Área de materiales relacionados

Existencia y localización de originales

Existencia y localización de copias

Unidades de descripción relacionadas

Herbarium specimens will be stored in RBGE Herbarium

Descripciones relacionadas

Área de notas

Notas

RBGEA2015/23

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Puntos de acceso por materia

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Tipo de puntos de acceso

Área de control de la descripción

Identificador de la descripción

IRD

Identificador de la institución

Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

Estado de elaboración

Final

Nivel de detalle

Parcial

Fechas de creación revisión eliminación

Idioma(s)

Escritura(s)

Fuentes

Nota del archivista

description compiled by L.P.

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Almacenamiento físico

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