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Adam, Robert Moyes

S. K. Hillhouse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Botany. 1000 words.

Adam, Robert Moyes (1885–1967), photographer and botanist, was born on 1 January 1885 at the Evangelical Union manse, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the son of John Adam (1841–c.1916),...

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Akeley, Carl Ethan

Eleanor F. Wedge.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage; Natural History; Engineering and Technology. 1175 words.

Akeley, Carl Ethan (19 May 1864–17 November 1926), taxidermist, naturalist, and inventor, was born near Clarendon, New York, the son of Daniel Webster Akeley and Julia Glidden, farmers. In...

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Albin, Eleazar

Peter Osborne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1066 words.

Albin, Eleazar (d. 1742?), naturalist and watercolour painter, may have been born somewhere in the German states to a family named Weiss. Nothing is known of his early life, although he...

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Atkins [née Children], Anna

Larry J. Schaaf.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Botany. 688 words.

Atkins [née Children], Anna (1799–1871), botanist and photographic artist, was born on 16 March 1799 in Tonbridge, Kent, the only child of John George Children (1777–1852), scientist, and...

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Audubon, John James

Keir B. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Science and Mathematics; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 3213 words.

Audubon, John James (26 April 1785–27 January 1851), naturalist and artist, was born Jean Rabin Fougère in Les Cayes, Santo Domingo, the son of Captain Jean Audubon, a French sea captain,...

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Bastin, (Alfred) Harold

John S. Creasey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Entomology. 853 words.

Bastin, (Alfred) Harold (1875–1962), entomologist and photographer, was born at 48 Lower Union Street, Torquay, on 7 July 1875, the son of Richard Bastin (1849–1917), an ironmonger, and his...

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Blackwell [née Blachrie], Elizabeth

Doreen A. Evenden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Science and Mathematics; Botany. 676 words.

Blackwell [née Blachrie], Elizabeth (bap. 1707, d. 1758), botanical author and artist, was baptized on 22 June 1707 at St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the sixth daughter of a prosperous stocking...

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Bogdani, Jacob

Diana Brooks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Ornithology. 896 words.

Bogdani, Jacob (1658–1724), still-life and bird painter, was born on 6 May 1658 in Eperjes, upper Hungary, the son of Lucas Bogdani (fl. 1656–1684), painter, and his wife, Susanna. He was...

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Bolton, James

Mark Seaward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Mycology and Fungi; Natural History. 699 words.

Bolton, James (bap. 1735, d. 1799), natural history artist and mycologist, was baptized on 23 November 1735; he was probably born on a farm in the Calder valley, Yorkshire. He was the...

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Collins, Charles

Christine E. Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Ornithology. 631 words.

Collins, Charles (c. 1680–1744), bird and mammal painter, of whose parents nothing is known, lived and worked in London. George Vertue noted that he 'painted all sorts of fowl and game. He...

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