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Ferguson, William (1820–1887), surveyor and naturalist

Joel S. Schwartz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Natural History. 525 words.

Ferguson, William (1820–1887), surveyor and naturalist, was born in late July 1820. Nothing is known of his early life or education. He arrived in Ceylon in December 1839 and entered the...

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Miers, John (1789–1879), botanist and civil engineer

D. E. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Botany. 1304 words.

Miers, John (1789–1879), botanist and civil engineer, was born on 25 August 1789, the son of John Miers, a London jeweller and miniaturist of Yorkshire extraction, whose business he joined...

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