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Dennis, James Blatch Piggott (1815–1861), palaeontologist and natural historian

Robert Halliday.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Natural History. 610 words.

Dennis, James Blatch Piggott (1815–1861), palaeontologist and natural historian, was born, possibly at Colchester, on 4 August 1815, the son of Philip Dennis, an army officer. After...

Drake, Charles Frederick Tyrwhitt (1846–1874), naturalist and explorer in the Middle East

Graham Wallas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Middle Eastern History; Maps and Map-making. 562 words.

Drake, Charles Frederick Tyrwhitt (1846–1874), naturalist and explorer in the Middle East, the youngest child of Colonel William Montague Tyrwhitt Drake (1785–1848) and Emma Halsey...

Falconer, Hugh (1808–1865), palaeontologist and naturalist

D. T. Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Palaeontology. 1644 words.

Falconer, Hugh (1808–1865), palaeontologist and naturalist, was born at Forres, Moray, on 29 February 1808, one of five sons and two daughters of David Falconer and his wife, Isabel Mcrae....

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...

Gabb, William More

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Palaeontology. 996 words.

Gabb, William More (20 January 1839–30 May 1878), paleontologist and naturalist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Gabb and Christiana (name unverified) More. Gabb’s...

Hayden, Ferdinand Vandeveer

Mike F. Foster.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1495 words.

Hayden, Ferdinand Vandeveer (07 September 1828?–22 December 1887), geologist and naturalist, was probably born in Westfield, Massachusetts, the son of Asa Hayden and Melinda Hawley. No...

Hudleston [formerly Simpson], Wilfrid Hudleston (1828–1909), naturalist and geologist

R. J. Cleevely.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1122 words.

Hudleston [formerly Simpson], Wilfrid Hudleston (1828–1909), naturalist and geologist, was born on 2 June 1828 at St Martin, Coney Street, York, the eldest son of John Simpson (d. 1867), a...

Jameson, Robert (1774–1854), geologist and natural historian

Dennis R. Dean.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1380 words.

Jameson, Robert (1774–1854), geologist and natural historian, was born on 11 July 1774 in Leith, the third son in the family of twelve of Thomas Jameson (c.1750–1802), a soap maker of...

Kennicott, Robert

Ronald S. Vasile.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1502 words.

Kennicott, Robert (13 November 1835–13 May 1866), naturalist and explorer, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of John Albert Kennicott and Mary Shutts Ransom. The second of seven...

McCormick, Robert (1800–1890), naval surgeon, explorer, and naturalist

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 1045 words.

McCormick, Robert (1800–1890), naval surgeon, explorer, and naturalist, born at Runham, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 22 July 1800, was the only son of Robert McCormick (d. 1817),...