In a recent paper, Robinson & Austin (2001) document the foraminiferal slide collection of Arthur Earland, and the correspondence between him and D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. A number of slides are of material collected in Irish waters, and an interesting photograph is reproduced showing Earland standing on the Irish Fisheries cruiser Helga in the company of two men. This brief note examines Earland's links with Ireland, discusses the provenance of some of Earland's Irish material, confirms the date the photograph was taken, suggests who the photographer was, and provides biographical information on...

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