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Abbot, Charles (1761–1817), botanist and entomologist, was born on 24 March 1761. He was educated at Winchester College and matriculated at New College, Oxford, in 1779, gaining his BA in 1783. He was a fellow of the college between 1781 and 1788, was awarded his MA in 1787, and his DD in 1802. He held the life-appointment of usher at ...

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Bastin, (Alfred) Harold (1875–1962), entomologist and photographer, was born at 48 Lower Union Street, Torquay, on 7 July 1875, the son of Richard Bastin (1849–1917), an ironmonger, and his wife, Priscilla Barter (1850–1933), originally from Reading. He had a Quaker upbringing and the family (of two sons and two daughters) moved between ...

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Bretherton, Russell Frederick (1906–1991), civil servant and entomologist, was born on 3 February 1906 at Belgrave House, Belgrave Road, Gloucester, the only son of the marriage of Frederick Hawkins Bretherton (1852–1945), solicitor, and Gertrude, née Wing (1864–1952). He had three half-sisters and four half-brothers from his father's earlier marriage. He was a history scholar at ...

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Browne, (William Alexander) Francis Balfour- (1874–1967), entomologist, was born on 27 December 1874 at 16 Ebury Street, London, the eldest of the two sons and two daughters of John Hatton Balfour-Browne KC, later of Goldielea, Dumfries, and his wife, Caroline, daughter of Sir Robert Lush...

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Buckler, William (1814–1884), artist and entomologist, was born on 13 September 1814 at Newport, Isle of Wight, the son of William Buckler. The topographical artist John Buckler (1770–1851) was his uncle. He was educated at Newport, and then through the influence of Captain Ffarrington...

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Robert Steele

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Buckton, George Bowdler (1818–1905), entomologist, was born at Hornsey on 24 May 1818, the eldest son of George Buckton, a proctor of the prerogative court of Canterbury, of Doctors' Commons and Oakfield, Hornsey, and his wife, Eliza, daughter of Richard Merricks of Runcton House, Mundham, Sussex...

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V. B. Wigglesworth

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Buxton, Patrick Alfred (1892–1955), medical entomologist, was born on 24 March 1892 at 5 Hyde Park Street, Paddington, London, the eldest of the three children of Alfred Fowell Buxton, banker and chairman (1916–17) of the London county council, and his wife, Violet, daughter of the ...

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Campbell, (William) Howard (1859–1910), missionary and entomologist, was born in Londonderry on 20 September 1859, eldest of the nine children of Thomas Callender Campbell, businessman and lay Christian worker. Known to his family as Howard, he was an avid collector of insects and with his six brothers built up a nationally famous collection of Irish moths and butterflies. He was educated at the ...

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Champion, John George (1815–1854), collector of plants and insects, was born on 5 May 1815 at Edinburgh, the eldest son of Major John Carey Champion (d. 1825) of the 21st Royal North Britain fusiliers, and Elizabeth Herries, daughter of William Urquhart of ...

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Cheesman, (Lucy) Evelyn (1881–1969), entomologist and explorer, was born on 8 October 1881 at Court Lodge, Westwell, near Ashford, Kent. She was the third of the five children of Robert Cheesman (d. 1915), a gentleman farmer, and his wife, Florence Maud, née...