Raw's private collection note

David Chesmore edc1 at OHM.YORK.AC.UK
Thu Sep 26 13:10:18 CDT 2002

Where would taxonomy be now if it wasn't for private collections by
amateurs and professionals alike in the past?

As an "amateur" Lepidopterist I keep a reference collection of
Lepidoptera, particularly microlepidoptera and like to think I am
actually contributing to science in the long term.  Hopefully, one day
my collection will end up in a museum and be of use to others.

In many cases, a collection is the only way most "amateurs" learn about
their chosen group.

Dr David Chesmore, FRES, FIAgrE
Bioinspired and Biomedical Engineering Research Group
Department of Electronics
University of York
York, YO10 5DD
tel: 01904 432394
email: edc1 at ohm.york.ac.uk
or     david.chesmore at btopenworld.com

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