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Backhouse, James

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Ornithology. 3 words.

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Betts, Annie Dorothy

Karl Showler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Veterinary Medicine; Agriculture and Farming. 665 words.

Betts, Annie Dorothy (1884–1961), apiculturist and expert on bee diseases, was born on 22 November 1884 at Claverley, Adelaide Road, Surbiton, Surrey, the daughter of Edward Peto Betts...

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Brown, Sir George Thomas

Ernest Clarke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Veterinary Medicine; Agriculture and Farming. 621 words.

Brown, Sir George Thomas (1827–1906), veterinary surgeon, born in London on 30 December 1827, was the elder son of Thomas Brown of Notting Hill Terrace, London, and his wife, Grace Bryant....

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Champion, John George

B. D. Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Agriculture and Farming. 488 words.

Champion, John George (1815–1854), collector of plants and insects, was born on 5 May 1815 at Edinburgh, the eldest son of Major John Carey Champion (d. 1825) of the 21st Royal North...

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Cotton, John

Janet Browne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ornithology; Agriculture and Farming. 631 words.

Cotton, John (1802–1849), pastoralist and ornithologist in Australia, was born at Balham Hill, Surrey, the third son of William Cotton (1759–1816), a prosperous clerk in the London custom...

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Fitch, Asa

Jeffrey K. Barnes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Entomology; Education; History. 1238 words.

Fitch, Asa (24 February 1809–08 April 1879), entomologist, agriculturist, and historian, was born in Salem (Washington County), New York, the son of Asa Fitch, a physician and judge, and...

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Gamgee, John

Sherwin A. Hall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Veterinary Medicine. 1179 words.

Gamgee, John (1831–1894), veterinary surgeon and inventor, was born in the via de Pizzacotti, Florence, Italy, the fourth of the eight children of Joseph Gamgee (1801–1894) and his wife,...

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Monson [née Vane; other married name Hope-Vere], Lady Anne

Janet Browne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Agriculture and Farming; Botany. 693 words.

Monson [née Vane; other married name Hope-Vere], Lady Anne (c. 1727–1776), botanist and collector of plants and insects, was the eldest daughter of Henry Vane, first earl of Darlington (c.1...

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Ritchie, Sir John Neish

William L. Weipers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Veterinary Medicine; Agriculture and Farming. 944 words.

Ritchie, Sir John Neish (1904–1977), veterinary surgeon, was born on 19 January 1904 in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, the youngest of three sons in a family of five children of John Neish...

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