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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),...

Orton, James

Joel S. Schwartz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1207 words.

Orton, James (21 April 1830–25 September 1877), naturalist, explorer, and educator, was born in Seneca Falls, New York, the son of Azariah Giles Orton, a theologian and scholar, and Minerva...

Piers, Sir Henry, first baronet (1628–1691), chorographer and natural historian

James G. O'Hara.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Natural History. 911 words.

Piers, Sir Henry, first baronet (1628–1691), chorographer and natural historian, was the son of Sir William Piers and his wife, Martha, daughter of Sir James Ware (d. 1632) and sister of...

Tate, George (1805–1871), topographer and naturalist

Sarah Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 567 words.

Tate, George (1805–1871), topographer and naturalist, born on 21 May 1805 in Alnwick, was the son of Ralph Tate (1781–1827), builder and draper, and brother of Thomas Tate the educationist....