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Cummings, Bruce Frederick [pseud. W. N. P. Barbellion] (1889–1919), zoologist and diarist

Joseph Gross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Zoology and Animal Sciences. 874 words.

Cummings, Bruce Frederick [pseud. W. N. P. Barbellion] (1889–1919), zoologist and diarist, was born at Barnstaple, Devon, on 7 September 1889, the youngest of the six children of John...

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Dover, Cedric Cyril (1904–1961), entomologist, anthropologist, and poet

Michael Banton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education. 1242 words.

Dover, Cedric Cyril (1904–1961), entomologist, anthropologist, and poet, was born on 11 April 1904 in Calcutta to Eurasian parents, Percy and Sophy Dover. He was a descendant of Colonel...

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Fountaine, Margaret Elizabeth (1862–1940), lepidopterist and diarist

Harriet Blodgett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Invertebrates; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1041 words.

Fountaine, Margaret Elizabeth (1862–1940), lepidopterist and diarist, was born on 16 May 1862 at South Acre, near Norwich, Norfolk, the second of eight children and eldest daughter of John...

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kangaroo

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Is an animal of the Macropodidae (‘great-footed’) family; other members of the family of over sixty species include wallaroos, wallabies, rat and tree kangaroos. The name was first met with...

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Wight, James Alfred [pseud. James Herriot] (1916–1995), writer and veterinarian

Sanford Sternlicht.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Veterinary Medicine; Literature. 2027 words.

Wight, James Alfred [pseud. James Herriot] (1916–1995), writer and veterinarian, was born on 3 October 1916 at 111 Brandling Street, Sunderland, the only child of James Henry Wight (d....

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Wilson, Alexander (1766–1813), ornithologist and poet

Frank N. Egerton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Ornithology. 1696 words.

Wilson, Alexander (1766–1813), ornithologist and poet, was born on 6 July 1766 within the former walled garden of Paisley Abbey, Paisley, probably the youngest of the three children of...

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Wise, John Richard de Capel (1831–1890), author and ornithologist

Sidney Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ornithology; Literature. 536 words.

Wise, John Richard de Capel (1831–1890), author and ornithologist, was the eldest son of John Robert Wise (1792–1842), British consul-general in Sweden, and his wife, Jane, daughter of...

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