Dr. W.S.S. van Benthem Jutting, born 6.II.1899 in Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), passed away on 22.I.1991 at Middelburg, the Netherlands. She studied biology at the University of Amsterdam (1918-1924) and became curator for molluscs at the Zoological Museum in Amsterdam (1925-1964). For two years she was curator at the Zoological Museum in Buitenzorg (now Bogor) on the island of Java (1930-1932). Her numerous publications and books cover the molluscs of the Netherlands, the non-marine molluscs of Indonesia, Malaya and New Guinea, and the history of malacology, next to a score of papers on various malacological subjects. She was librarian and honorary member of the Netherlands Malacological Society, and editor of its journal Basteria (1948-1977). After retirement (1965) she moved to Domburg in the province of Zeeland, and also published on the history of this province. She became curator of the Academy of Sciences of Zeeland in Middelburg. In 1961 she was made an Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau, and distinguished with the degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany (1964). In addition she received the medals of the Academy of Sciences in Zeeland and of the Zoological Museum in Amsterdam. Since 1945 she was married to the zoologist Pico J. van der Feen, biol. drs. (1892-1987), but continued to publish under her maiden name.