Reference Entry

Yarrell, William (1784-1856), zoologist

John Edwards

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Yarrell, William (1784-1856), zoologist, was born in Duke Street, London, on 3 June 1784, the ninth of the twelve children of Francis Yarrell (d. 1794) and his wife, Sarah Blane of Bayford, Hertfordshire. His father was a bookseller and newsagent in partnership with his cousin William Jones (the business still ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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