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Burchell, William John (1781–1863), explorer and naturalist

John Dickenson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; African History. 1283 words.

Burchell, William John (1781–1863), explorer and naturalist, was born in Fulham on 23 July 1781, one of three children and the only son of Matthew Burchell (d. 1828), botanist and the owner...

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Smeathman, Henry (1742–1786), explorer and entomologist

Starr Douglas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; African History; Maps and Map-making. 2067 words.

Smeathman, Henry (1742–1786), explorer and entomologist, was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, on 9 February 1742, the youngest of eight children born to William Smeathman, a distiller and...

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Wollaston, Alexander Frederick Richmond [Sandy] (1875–1930), naturalist and explorer

T. G. Longstaff.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Asian History; African History. 1689 words.

Wollaston, Alexander Frederick Richmond [Sandy] (1875–1930), naturalist and explorer, born on 22 May 1875 at Clifton, Bristol, was the second son of George Hyde Wollaston (1844–1926), a...

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