|Date: ||Tue, 31 Mar 1998 18:47:21 PST|
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|From: ||helmut nisters <www.helix@IBK.NETWING.AT>|
|Subject: ||Fw: Pleurotomaria westralis|
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> Date: Dienstag, 31. März 1998 18:32:26
> From: helmut nisters
> To: CONCH-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
> Subject: AW: Pleurotomaria westralis
> > from
> > Helmut Nisters
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Dear Paul Monfils, Innsbruck, 31. 03. =
> > thank you best for this beautiful and quite large specimen of
> > Pleurotomaria westralis. The shell arrived me today in best
> > condition as she was packed very well.
> > During May and June there will be an exhibition in Innsbruck on the
> > occasion of 175 years Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum Innsbruck title=
> > "collection-avidity" and we are glad andproud to present this shell =
> at =3D
> > the exhibition. On this exhibition you can see
> > all important objects of the museum from history, culture and
> > natural science.
> > Pleurotomaria is a new shell for the natural history department
> > of the Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum.
> > I want to tell something about the museums collection, It contains
> > mostly land- and freshwater-shells from Europe and Mediterranean
> > species and a few "exotic" species. My mother, Dr. Irmgard
> > Nisters, 86 years, former lawyer, and I, 44 years. former chemist,
> > we both are working on this collection as honorary collaborators
> > of the zoological department of the museum in Innsbruck sinde 1972. The=
> > collection is a small one (about 2500 species), but
> > quite nice and well sistemated by us. In 1985 the shell collection
> > has been damaged in parts by a flood desaster (when she was
> > at another place). Since that time we had to revise this collection
> > from beginning, had to wash all the specimens and to order in
> > new plastic boxes. We had to rebuild the collection with new
> > shells from own excursions and with some donations of friends,
> > private collectors and scientists. As the centre of the museums
> > collections are European species I got much help from Italy
> > in form of Mediterranean sea-shells and inland-molluscs.
> > Since 1992 we have now a new place far away from the river.
> > which caused the flood desaster, together with the other natural
> > history collections of the museum, on the 3rd floor. The collections
> > for the moment are not accessible fot the public, but they are
> > very good for studying the nature. But anybody, who likes to
> > visit the collections, is wellcomed.
> > As I want to enlarge the shell collection of the museum, I am dare
> > to ask new friends, scientists, privat-collectors and dealers for some =
> > donation to the museum of Innsbruck. I am interested into all species, =
> > what they can offer me, as well as European species
> > as "exotic" species worldwide to complete the collection. If
> > you have some shells for the museum again, please let me know.
> > I would be thankful and glad for any species, you can offer me.
> > Otherwise it is very difficult for us to obtain material, as we are
> > honorary collaborators without payment for our work and I am not
> > able to make a lot of exchanges, as I don't like to burd the museums
> > collection. I hope you are again willing to send me some material.
> > Each shell is very wellcomed, as I hope from common ones to
> > rarer ones and as I told not important gem, but of sound quality.
> > We will your name as promised into the annual report (year-book)
> > of the Tiroler Landesmuseum the next one coming out in
> > 1999..
> > For today I will remain with my best regards, also by mother.
> > yours Helmut
> > always the same adress