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Allen, Joel Asaph

Keir B. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1419 words.

Allen, Joel Asaph (19 July 1838–29 August 1921), zoologist and museum official, was born near Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of Joel Allen, a carpenter, housebuilder, and later a...

Anthony, Harold Elmer

Keir B. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mammalogy; History of Science and Technology; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1040 words.

Anthony, Harold Elmer (05 April 1890–29 March 1970), mammalogist, museum curator, and author, was born in Beaverton, Oregon, the son of Alfred Webster Anthony and Anabel Klink. His father,...

Beer, Sir Gavin Rylands de (1899–1972), zoologist and historian

John Young.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 885 words.

Beer, Sir Gavin Rylands de (1899–1972), zoologist and historian, was born on 1 November 1899 at Malden, Surrey, the only son and elder child of Herbert Chaplin de Beer, journalist, and his...

Chapman, Frank Michler

Keir B. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ornithology; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1452 words.

Chapman, Frank Michler (12 June 1864–15 November 1945), ornithologist and museum curator, was born in Englewood Township, New Jersey, the son of Lebbeus Chapman, Jr., a partner in a New...

Conder, Peter John (1919–1993), ornithologist and conservationist

Nicholas Hammond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Ornithology. 946 words.

Conder, Peter John (1919–1993), ornithologist and conservationist, was born on 20 March 1919 at 81 Thornton Avenue, Streatham, London, the son of John Reynolds Conder, a shipbroker, and his...

Day, Francis (1829–1889), military surgeon and ichthyologist

Peter Davis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ichthyology and Herpetology; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 1124 words.

Day, Francis (1829–1889), military surgeon and ichthyologist, was born on 2 March 1829 at Maresfield, Sussex, the third son of William Day (1797–1849) and his wife, Ann Elliott, née Le...

5. Definitions, types, domains

Barry Stephenson.

in Ritual

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology and Anthropology of Religion; Customs and Traditions; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5010 words.

The word “ritual” is used in three different, though related, ways. First, ritual is conceived as a kind of action. Second, ritual is a cultural domain, arena, stage, or field, in and out...

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Dick, William (1793–1866), veterinary surgeon and founder of the Edinburgh Veterinary College

J. E. Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Veterinary Medicine. 1419 words.

Dick, William (1793–1866), veterinary surgeon and founder of the Edinburgh Veterinary College, was born on 6 May 1793 at Whitehorse Close, Canongate, Edinburgh, the second of three children...

Dover, Cedric Cyril (1904–1961), entomologist, anthropologist, and poet

Michael Banton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education. 1242 words.

Dover, Cedric Cyril (1904–1961), entomologist, anthropologist, and poet, was born on 11 April 1904 in Calcutta to Eurasian parents, Percy and Sophy Dover. He was a descendant of Colonel...

Fitch, Asa

Jeffrey K. Barnes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Entomology; Education; History. 1238 words.

Fitch, Asa (24 February 1809–08 April 1879), entomologist, agriculturist, and historian, was born in Salem (Washington County), New York, the son of Asa Fitch, a physician and judge, and...