Album of pressed seaweed specimens.
- Physical Description:
- 1 v. ( leaves) ; 24 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsSH390.5.G7 M37 1869Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- The 1881 census records a Madeleine Mathiss, school teacher (unmarried), aged 37, of French birth, dwelling at 5 Chapel Street, Layton with Warbreck, Lancashire. The London Gazette of 6 November 1931, records the death (on 4 March 1931) of a Madeleine Mathiss, spinster, late of South View Nursing Home, London.
Bound in contemporary brown pebble grain cloth, gilt-stamped "Scrap Book" on the upper cover. With bookseller's label: N. Porter, bookseller, &c., 13 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater.
Album of 30 specimens of seaweed collected along the southern coast of England and the coast of Northern Ireland, pressed and pasted onto blank leaves of a mid-19th century scrap book. The album is inscribed at front: "Madeleine Mathiss. Le 1er janvier 1869." Most leaves bear multiple specimens of seaweed. Each leaf is annotated in brown ink with the locations where the specimens were collected. These locations include Eastbourne (nearly half of the album), Torquay, Southend, Brighton, and Glenarm (Northern Ireland). The specimens are well preserved and retain a fair amount of color.
- Subject Terms:
- Botanical specimens -- Collection and preservation.Botanical specimens -- Great Britain.Botanical specimens -- Ireland.Marine algae -- Great Britain -- Specimens.Marine algae -- Ireland.Mathiss, Madeleine.Porter, N. -- Bookseller.Pressed flower pictures.Women in natural history.
Album of Pressed Seaweed Specimens, 1869. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund.