Private Collections (Apologies for cross-posting)

Lynn Raw lynn.raw at VIRGIN.NET
Wed Sep 25 12:26:33 CDT 2002

One of my colleagues is presently investigating the creation of an
organisation of private / personal taxonomic collections which could go a
long way towards addressing the concerns of long term preservation of the
material, access to specimen catalogues and availability of  material for
study by other workers. It may also solve some of the problems of  private
investigator access to public collections.

If there is anyone on this list who has a personal collection and would like
to learn more of this initiative then I ask them to contact me off-list
(lynn.raw at and I will forward their details to my colleague. This
will also allow them to put forward their own ideas of how this should

Thank you.

Lynn Raw

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