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Allen, Joel Asaph

Keir B. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1419 words.

Allen, Joel Asaph (19 July 1838–29 August 1921), zoologist and museum official, was born near Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of Joel Allen, a carpenter, housebuilder, and later a...

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Anthony, Harold Elmer

Keir B. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mammalogy; History of Science and Technology; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1040 words.

Anthony, Harold Elmer (05 April 1890–29 March 1970), mammalogist, museum curator, and author, was born in Beaverton, Oregon, the son of Alfred Webster Anthony and Anabel Klink. His father,...

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Archer, William

C. L. Falkiner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 655 words.

Archer, William (1830–1897), naturalist and librarian, was born on 6 May 1830 at Maghera, co. Down, the eldest son of the Revd Richard Archer, perpetual curate at Maghera and a member of a...

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Barbour, Thomas

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1192 words.

Barbour, Thomas (19 August 1884–08 January 1946), naturalist and museum director, was born on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, the son of William Barbour and Julia Adelaide Sprague. The...

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Chapman, Frank Michler

Keir B. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ornithology; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1452 words.

Chapman, Frank Michler (12 June 1864–15 November 1945), ornithologist and museum curator, was born in Englewood Township, New Jersey, the son of Lebbeus Chapman, Jr., a partner in a New...

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Dryander, Jonas Carlsson

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Botany. 702 words.

Dryander, Jonas Carlsson (1748–1810), botanist and librarian, was born on 5 March 1748 in Göteborg, Sweden, son of Carl Leonard Dryander (d. 1757), lecturer, and Brita Maria Montin. His...

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Ferryman, Robert

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1374 words.

Ferryman, Robert (1752–1837), naturalist and museum keeper, was born at Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire, the son of John Ferryman (c.1720–1784), gentleman and probably farmer, and his wife,...

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Flower, Sir William Henry

Kate Fletcher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 2272 words.

Flower, Sir William Henry (1831–1899), zoologist and museum curator, was born on 30 November 1831 in Stratford upon Avon, the second son of Edward Fordham Flower (1805–1883) and his wife,...

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Fraser, Francis Charles

Ann Datta.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 869 words.

Fraser, Francis Charles (1903–1978), zoologist and museum administrator, was born on 16 June 1903 at Glenturret, Station Road, Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland. He was the youngest of the six...

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Fraser, Louis

Clemency Thorne Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 606 words.

Fraser, Louis (fl. 1831–1866), naturalist and museum curator, is of unknown birth and parentage. The form of his education is likewise obscure, but from his writings he appears to have been...

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