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Lea, Isaac

M. Susan Barger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Publishing. 1294 words.

Lea, Isaac (04 March 1792–08 December 1886), naturalist and publisher, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of James Lea, a Quaker merchant, and Elizabeth Gibson. His family had been...

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Neill, Patrick (1776–1851), naturalist and printer

B. D. Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Publishing. 496 words.

Neill, Patrick (1776–1851), naturalist and printer, was born in Edinburgh on 25 October 1776. He became head of the large printing firm of Neill & Co., but devoted his considerable leisure...

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Sowerby, James (1757–1822), natural history artist, publisher, and collector

R. J. Cleevely.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Education; Financial Aspects of Art; Natural History; Publishing. 1606 words.

Sowerby, James (1757–1822), natural history artist, publisher, and collector, was born on 21 March 1757, at 2 Bolt-in-Tun Passage, Fleet Street, London, the son of John Sowerby (1719–1766),...

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Taylor, Richard (1781–1858), printer and naturalist

W. H. Brock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Publishing. 886 words.

Taylor, Richard (1781–1858), printer and naturalist, was born at Norwich, Norfolk, on 18 May 1781, the second son of John Taylor (1750–1826), wool factor, and his wife, Susannah Taylor, néenull...

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Voorst, John Van (1804–1898), natural history publisher

Gill Parsons.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Publishing. 670 words.

Voorst, John Van (1804–1898), natural history publisher, was born on 15 February 1804 at Highbury, Middlesex, the son of John and Elizabeth Van Voorst; the family was of Dutch descent but...

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