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Carpenter, Philip Pearsall (1819–1877), social reformer and conchologist, youngest child of Lant Carpenter (1780–1840), Unitarian divine and schoolmaster, and his wife, Anna (d. 1856), daughter of James Penn of Kidderminster, was born at Bristol on 4 November 1819. His sister Mary Carpenter (1807–1877)...

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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 children born to Richard and Mary Cuming. He may have acquired an interest in conchology from ...

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Hugh Cuming (1791–1865) by Maull & Polyblank, c. 1855 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876) by George J. Stodart (after John Ayling) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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G. S. Boulger

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Gray, Maria Emma (1787–1876), conchologist and algologist, was born at the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, Kent, the daughter of Lieutenant Henry Smith RN, who was then resident there. In 1812 she married Francis Edward Gray, who died two years later; they had two daughters. In 1826 she married her late husband's second cousin, ...

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W. J. Harrison

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Jeffreys, John Gwyn (1809–1885), lawyer and conchologist, was born at Swansea on 18 January 1809, the eldest of four children of John Jeffreys (d. 1815), solicitor, and Martha Tringham. He was educated at Swansea grammar school, from whose master, Evan Griffiths, he received his first lessons in shell collecting. At seventeen he was articled to a local solicitor. After many successful years in his profession at ...

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Reeve, Lovell Augustus (1814–1865), conchologist and publisher, was born at Ludgate Hill, London, on 19 April 1814, the son of Thomas Reeve, draper and mercer, and his wife, Fanny Lovell. After attending school at Stockwell he was apprenticed at the age of thirteen to a ...

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Shuttleworth, Robert James (1810–1874), botanist and conchologist, was born at Dawlish, Devon, in February 1810, the eldest son of James Shuttleworth (d. 1846) of Barton Lodge, Preston, Lancashire, and his first wife, Anna Maria, daughter of the Hon. and Revd Richard Henry Roper...

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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 Sowerby (1757–1822), botanical artist and natural history periodical publisher, and his wife, Anne de Carle (1764–1815)...

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