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Miss JE Linter

Miss JE Linter

Miss J. E. Linter (1844-1909)

Miss Juliana Emma Linter’ was born in Teignmouth to a well-known musical family. At an early age she went to study in London and was a regular reader at the British Museum. Later she made a collection of land-snail shells that is outstanding in its breadth and quality.

 

Miss Linter’s shell collection

Miss Linter started her collecting in the 1880s. She also bought collections from Mr Theobald and Colonel Skinner. Skinner’s collection had many specimens belonging to the order Helices (Miss Linter’s favourite order of molluscs) as well as rare specimens from Mr Wollaston’s collection.

She wrote frequently to the shell experts of the day and could almost be described as a shell dealer. In communications with a curator at Exeter Museum in 1902 she described herself and her collections as follows:

‘For many years I have been collecting exotic land shells, in fact, my collection is about as complete as it can well be, and I have spared no expense or labour in making it and keeping it up to date, by securing representatives in the finest condition of all new species found and described.’

Some species are extinct or under serious threat of extinction in the wild today.

 

Hawaiian tree snail shells from Miss Linter's collection

Hawaiian tree snail shells from Miss Linter’s collection

Shells come to RAMM

Miss Linter died at home in Twickenham on August 30th 1909. Miss Florence Jewel (her executor and fellow conchologist) wrote to RAMM to donate the collection. She said that Miss Linter wanted her collection to be available to the public.

Her wishes were duly followed and some of her many specimens are on display in RAMM’s Finders Keepers? gallery while the rest is held in More in Store. Some can be browsed on Collections Explorer. Her collection of fossils is also at the Museum.

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