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Barrett, Lucas (1837–1862), geologist and oceanographer

Stephen K. Donovan

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/1526

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Barrett, Lucas (1837–1862), geologist and oceanographer, was born on 14 November 1837, the eldest son of George Barrett, a London iron-founder. In 1847 he was sent to Mr P. Ashton's school in Royston, Hertfordshire, where he collected fossils from the local chalk pits as a hobby. Four years later he transferred to ...

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Subjects: Oceanography and Hydrology ; Geology and the Lithosphere

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