[Annelida] (Fwd) Ceylon Pearl Oyster Fisheries material

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read from niwa.co.nz)
Mon Apr 20 15:25:27 EST 2009

Hi all,

A mischievous pragmatist promptly suggested 'nowhere' was the location of this material, but let us explore the possibilities.
 I make the obvious suggestion; feel free to correct me.

Arthur Willey was director of the Colombo Museum, Ceylon/Sri Lanka at the time of publication. That institute still exists.

It has invertebrates, including "... a representative collection of polychetes - about 2,000 specimens."

Interesting for sure! Worth investigating Nechama!  Contact details are at the web site, and the zoology section is:


Note that species epithets "zeylanicus" etc  refer to native fauna of Ceylon, and not Zeeland, or (Nieuw) Zeeland where I live.



> ------- Forwarded message follows -------
> Date sent:      	Mon, 20 Apr 2009 01:33:25 -0700 (PDT)
> From:           	Nechama Ben-Eliahu <nbenelia from yahoo.com>
> Subject:        	request for assistance
> To:             	Geoff Read <gread from actrix.gen.nz>
> Copies to:      	H.A.tenHove from uva.nl 
> Hi Geoff, could you kindly post
> "Does anyone know where A. Willey's 1905 "Ceylon Pearl Oyster Fisheries" 
> material is deposited? The Natural History Musum in London doesn't have it.
>  If you know, and, more important,  know the person to contact, please 
> inform
> Nechama Ben-Eliahu at nbenelia from yahoo.com 
> Many thanks in anticipation of your kind cooperation.
>                  best,
>                Nechama


 Geoff Read <g.read from niwa.co.nz>
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