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YNU members Richard and Jim Middleton have created an excellent website which brings together biographical data for selected British naturalists.  They recently added an excellent new feature: a linked index of naturalists' biographies.  This takes advantage of the YNU's recent initiative to make back issues of The Naturalist dating back to 1864 freely available online via the Biodiversity Heritage Library.  Richard and Jim started by adding links to obituaries in The Naturalist, and have since gone on to add other journals such as The Entomologist, IBIS and The Journal of Botany.

You can view their ever-growing list here: http://natstand.org.uk/obituary.htm

We are very grateful to Richard and Jim for creating this very useful resource, and the links make fascinating reading!

(29th September 2016)