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Bartram, John

Frank N. Egerton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Botany. 1368 words.

Bartram, John (1699–1777), botanist and explorer in America, was born on 23 May 1699 on a farm at Marple, Pennsylvania, near Darby, the elder of two sons of William Bartram (d. 1711),...

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beaver

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — History of the Americas.

The beaver is often taken as a type of industry, from its habit of gnawing through tree-trunks to make dams. Recorded from Old English (in form beofor) and of Germanic origin, the word...

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Burchell, William John

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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Cheesman, (Lucy) Evelyn

Elizabeth J. Morse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas. 1806 words.

Cheesman, (Lucy) Evelyn (1881–1969), entomologist and explorer, was born on 8 October 1881 at Court Lodge, Westwell, near Ashford, Kent. She was the third of the five children of Robert...

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opossum

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — History of the Americas.

The mythic personality of the opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) permeates the entire Mesoamerican tradition, from the earliest clay figurines to the indigenous narratives of the present day....

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owls

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — History of the Americas.

1 See Strigidae; Strigiformes.

2 (barn owls, bay owls) See Tytonidae.

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Wollaston, Alexander Frederick Richmond [Sandy]

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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