G. F. Kent

by Brian Stevenson
Last updated May, 2022

The identity of this slide-maker remains a mystery. This person produced excellent quality slides, primarily of botanical specimens, with precise and colorful ringing. The style of Kent's slides suggest production during the late 1800s. The variety of specimens, and apparent lack of repetition, suggest that Kent was an amateur microscopist who prepared slides for their own amusement and, possibly, for exchange with colleagues. All of Kent's slides have been found in England, implying that country as their home.

Figure 1. Microscope slides prepared by G.F. Kent.



Bracegirdle, Brian (1998) Microscopical Mounts and Mounters, Quekett Microscopical Club, London, pages 59 and 150, Plate 23-J and 23-K