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Atkinson Gallery

Our tour through some of Atkinson's studies of fungi, illustrated by his own photographs.


The P. foenisecii test

"Dr. Robert Fries picked up Psilocybe foenesecii and
asked me what it is. I replied that it looked like Psilocybe
. He laughed and said that species was the test of a good or poor mycologist!"

from G.F. Atkinson's 1903 European Diary.

Visit to the Sorbonne

"Imagine my feelings with this syphilis chimpanzee at my feet who was easy enraged."

from G.F. Atkinson's 1905 European Diary.