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Adams, Andrew Leith (1827–1882), army surgeon and naturalist

Anthony J. Gaston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 644 words.

Adams, Andrew Leith (1827–1882), army surgeon and naturalist, born on 21 March 1827, was the son of Francis Adams (1796–1861), surgeon, and his wife, Elspeth Shaw (d. 1845). Appointed army...

Bendire, Charles Emil

Michael J. Brodhead.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 620 words.

Bendire, Charles Emil (27 April 1836–04 February 1897), naturalist and soldier, was born Karl Emil Bender at König im Odenwald in Hesse-Darmstadt (now in Germany). The identities of his...

Brady, Sir Antonio (1811–1881), Admiralty official, naturalist, and social reformer

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Natural History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1174 words.

Brady, Sir Antonio (1811–1881), Admiralty official, naturalist, and social reformer, was born at Deptford, London, on 10 November 1811, the eldest son of Anthony Brady of the Deptford...

Busk, George (1807–1886), surgeon and naturalist

B. B. Woodward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 1263 words.

Busk, George (1807–1886), surgeon and naturalist, was born on 12 August 1807 at St Petersburg, the second son of Robert Busk (1768–1835), merchant of St Petersburg, and his wife, Jane,...

Bynoe, Benjamin (1803–1865), ship's surgeon and naturalist

Clemency Thorne Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 856 words.

Bynoe, Benjamin (1803–1865), ship's surgeon and naturalist, was born at Christ Church, Barbados, on 25 July 1803, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Bynoe. Nothing is known of Bynoe's...

Coppinger, Richard William (1847–1910), naval surgeon and naturalist

H. D. Rolleston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 497 words.

Coppinger, Richard William (1847–1910), naval surgeon and naturalist, born on 11 October 1847 in Dublin, was the youngest of the six sons of Joseph William Coppinger, a solicitor of...

Hay, Arthur, ninth marquess of Tweeddale (1824–1878), army officer and naturalist

H. G. Keene.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 730 words.

Hay, Arthur, ninth marquess of Tweeddale (1824–1878), army officer and naturalist, was born at Yester, East Lothian, on 9 November 1824, the son of George Hay, eighth marquess of Tweeddale...

Knight, (Charles Henry) Maxwell (1900–1968), intelligence officer and naturalist

Eric Homberger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1344 words.

Knight, (Charles Henry) Maxwell (1900–1968), intelligence officer and naturalist, was born on 9 July 1900 at 199 Selhurst Road, South Norwood, Croydon, one of at least two sons of Hugh...

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),...

Meinertzhagen, Richard (1878–1967), naturalist and army officer

M. R. D. Foot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 952 words.

Meinertzhagen, Richard (1878–1967), naturalist and army officer, was born on 3 March 1878 at 10 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge, London, the second son and third child in the family of four...

Paterson, William (1755–1810), army officer and naturalist

Brian H. Fletcher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1109 words.

Paterson, William (1755–1810), army officer and naturalist, was born on 17 August 1755 in Scotland of unknown parentage. There he developed a lifelong interest in botany. Supported by Mary...

Smith, Charles Hamilton (1776–1859), soldier and natural historian

Christine E. Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Natural History. 1201 words.

Smith, Charles Hamilton (1776–1859), soldier and natural historian, was born in east Flanders on 26 December 1776, a descendant of a Flemish protestant family. He was at school in Richmond,...

Smith, Sir Andrew (1797–1872), army medical officer and naturalist

Dane Kennedy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Medicine and Health; Natural History; Warfare and Defence. 659 words.

Smith, Sir Andrew (1797–1872), army medical officer and naturalist, was born on 3 December 1797 in Kirktoun parish, Roxburghshire, to Thomas P. Smith, a shepherd, and Grizzel Tait...

Sykes, William Henry (1790–1872), army officer in the East India Company and naturalist

B. B. Woodward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Natural History. 662 words.

Sykes, William Henry (1790–1872), army officer in the East India Company and naturalist, son of Samuel Sykes of Friezing Hall, Yorkshire, the descendant of the Drighlington branch of an old...

Wright, William (1735–1819), military physician and naturalist

Norris D. Saakwa-Mante.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Military History; Medicine and Health; Warfare and Defence. 2344 words.

Wright, William (1735–1819), military physician and naturalist, was born in March 1735, at Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, the second of two sons by his father's second marriage. He remained...