Reference Entry

Franks, Sir (Augustus) Wollaston (1826-1897), collector and museum keeper

David M. Wilson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Franks, Sir (Augustus) Wollaston (1826-1897), collector and museum keeper, was born at Geneva on 20 March 1826, the eldest of six children (two sons and four daughters) of Frederick Franks (1793/4-1844), naval officer, and his second wife, Frederica Anne (d. 1864), daughter of Sir John Saunders Sebright and his wife, ...

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