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Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant (1820–1895), naturalist and colonial civil servant

Dennis R. Dean.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 682 words.

Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant (1820–1895), naturalist and colonial civil servant, elder son of Gideon Algernon Mantell (1790–1852), geologist and palaeontologist, and his wife, Mary Ann...

opossum

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — History of the Americas.

The mythic personality of the opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) permeates the entire Mesoamerican tradition, from the earliest clay figurines to the indigenous narratives of the present day....

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owls

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — History of the Americas.

1 See Strigidae; Strigiformes.

2 (barn owls, bay owls) See Tytonidae.

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Smeathman, Henry (1742–1786), explorer and entomologist

Starr Douglas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; African History; Maps and Map-making. 2067 words.

Smeathman, Henry (1742–1786), explorer and entomologist, was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, on 9 February 1742, the youngest of eight children born to William Smeathman, a distiller and...

Wollaston, Alexander Frederick Richmond [Sandy] (1875–1930), naturalist and explorer

T. G. Longstaff.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Asian History; African History. 1689 words.

Wollaston, Alexander Frederick Richmond [Sandy] (1875–1930), naturalist and explorer, born on 22 May 1875 at Clifton, Bristol, was the second son of George Hyde Wollaston (1844–1926), a...