John Ramsbottom     




Image of John Ramsbottom from Curtis Gates Lloyd (1898 - 1925) Mycological Notes
John Ramsbottom

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Biography
Selected publications

Biography

British mycologist, very erudite. Floruit first half of the 20th century. He seems to have mainly been an educator and facilitator of other people's work, and wrote quite a bit on historical and human-interest aspects of mycology. He had a position as keeper (we call it "curator", here) at the British Museum.

Selected Publications

John Ramsbottom (1917) "George Edward Massee" in Journal of Botany 55 p. 225

John Ramsbottom (1923) A handbook of the larger British Fungi 222 pp.
Includes all the genera and the more prominent species of British Basidiomycetes and fleshy Ascomycetes

John Ramsbottom (1953) Mushrooms and Toadstools
A fun popular-science book on fungi, with a historical bent: just about every topic in it is discussed in context of its earliest recorded appearance, and followed on down through the ages.


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