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Cuming, Hugh (1791–1865), conchologist and collector of natural history specimens

S. Peter Dance.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Invertebrates. 753 words.

Cuming, Hugh (1791–1865), conchologist and collector of natural history specimens, was born in the village of Washbrook, near Kingsbridge, south Devon, on 14 February 1791, one of three...

Dall, William Healey

Phillip Drennon Thomas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Natural History; Invertebrates. 1400 words.

Dall, William Healey (21 August 1845–27 March 1927), natural historian, paleontologist, and malacologist, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Henry Appleton Dall, a...

Kirby, William (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist

D. T. Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Natural History. 1241 words.

Kirby, William (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist, was born at Witnesham, near Ipswich, Suffolk, on 18 September 1759, the son of William Kirby (d. 1791), a solicitor, and his wife,...

Rothschild, Dame Miriam Louisa (1908–2005), naturalist, entomologist, and conservationist

Catharine M. C. Haines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Natural History; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 2292 words.

Rothschild, Dame Miriam Louisa (1908–2005), naturalist, entomologist, and conservationist, was born on 5 August 1908 at Ashton Wold, Ashton, near Oundle, Northamptonshire, the eldest...

Sowerby, George Brettingham, the first (1788–1854), conchologist and natural history dealer

R. J. Cleevely.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Invertebrates. 1633 words.

Sowerby, George Brettingham, the first (1788–1854), conchologist and natural history dealer, was born at Lambeth, London, on 12 May 1788, the second son among the nine children of James...

Tryon, George Washington, Jr.

Leonard Warren.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Invertebrates. 721 words.

Tryon, George Washington, Jr. (20 May 1838–05 February 1888), conchologist and naturalist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Edward K. Tryon, a businessman involved in the...