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Enteromorpha intestinalis
Date Made/Found: 1860
Donor: Miss Margaret Alice Meyler , 1863-1962
Previous owner: Mrs Margaret Gatty , British, 1809 - 1873
Previous owner: Mrs Horatia Katharine Frances Eden , British, 1846 - 1945
Place Object Found: Bishopthorpe
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: 2015.59.153
This specimen is part of a folio of pressed seaweeds collated by Margaret Gatty and her daughter, Horatia. Almost all of the contents of the folio were collected between 1850 to 1864. The specimen was collected from a pond Bishopthorpe in 1860. This may in fact be Bishopthorpe Palace, the ceremonial residence of the Archbishop of York. Charles Longley was elected Archbishop in 1860. Alfred Gatty, as Vicar of the Church of St Mary in Ecclesfield, would probably have been required to attend. If so, Horatia or Margaret must have taken the opportunity to collect a cheeky sample from the kitchen garden pond.
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