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beaver

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

The beaver is often taken as a type of industry, from its habit of gnawing through tree-trunks to make dams. Recorded from Old English (in form beofor) and of Germanic origin, the word...

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Cheesman, (Lucy) Evelyn (1881–1969), entomologist and explorer

Elizabeth J. Morse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas. 1806 words.

Cheesman, (Lucy) Evelyn (1881–1969), entomologist and explorer, was born on 8 October 1881 at Court Lodge, Westwell, near Ashford, Kent. She was the third of the five children of Robert...

Gilbert, John (1812–1845), zoological collector and explorer in Australia

Clemency Thorne Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 910 words.

Gilbert, John (1812–1845), zoological collector and explorer in Australia, was born on 14 March 1812 in Newington Butts, London, the son of William Gilbert (b. c.1793), a carpenter, and his...

Grote, Arthur (1814–1886), administrator in India and entomologist

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 440 words.

Grote, Arthur (1814–1886), administrator in India and entomologist, son of George Grote, a banker of Beckenham, Kent, and his wife, Selina Mary, was born on 29 November 1814. George Grote...

Hume, Allan Octavian (1829–1912), administrator in India, founder of the Indian National Congress, and ornithologist

Edward C. Moulton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Ornithology. 1556 words.

Hume, Allan Octavian (1829–1912), administrator in India, founder of the Indian National Congress, and ornithologist, was born on 4 June 1829 at St Mary Cray, Kent, seventh child of Joseph...

Macleay, Alexander (1767–1848), entomologist and civil servant in Australia

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1183 words.

Macleay, Alexander (1767–1848), entomologist and civil servant in Australia, was born in Ross-shire, Scotland, on 24 June 1767, the son of William Macleay, provost of Wick and deputy...

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...