Report from the Illustrated London News Sept 26th 1874
A Fungus Exhibition was opened in Aberdeen yesterday week. The idea of the Exhibition was first suggested by the Rev Mr Ferguson of New Pitsligo, in the 'Scottish Naturalist' for April. The suggestion was readily taken up by the fungologists and men of science, and the result was an exhibition which gentlemen entitled to speak with authority say was never equalled in this country. The specimens numbered about 7,000. Almost every county in Scotland made large contributions, while England sent a number of exhibits. In fact almost every fungologist in Britain contributed specimens. A considerable portion of the fungi belonged to the larger classes, but there were also collections of Microscopic fungi, and important additions to the British flora. Several species of fungi new to science were exhibited.