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Abbot, John (1751–1840?), naturalist and artist, born at Bennet Street, St James, London, on 1 June 1751, was the second of the five children of John Abbot (d. 1787), a prosperous attorney, and his wife, Ann Clousinger. As a youth, Abbot developed a passion for entomology and for drawing, an enthusiasm that was supported by his father, who retained ...

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Angas, George French (1822–1886), artist and zoologist, born on 25 April 1822 in Newcastle upon Tyne, was the eldest son of George Fife Angas (1789–1879) and his wife, Rosetta French (1796–1867), who had three sons and four daughters. When he was a child his family moved to ...

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Archer, Frederick Scott (1813–1857), inventor of the collodion process in photography, was the second son of Thomas Archer, a butcher at Hertford, where he was probably born. Orphaned as a child, he was brought up by distant relatives and friends and while still a young man was apprenticed to a silversmith and bullion dealer named ...

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Frederick Scott Archer (1813–1857) by Robert Cade, 1855 Royal Photographic Society

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Bidwell, Shelford (1848–1909), physicist and developer of telephotography, was born on 6 March 1848 at Thetford, Norfolk, the eldest son of Shelford Clarke Bidwell, brewer, of Thetford, who was married to his cousin Georgina, daughter of George Bidwell, rector of Stanton, Norfolk. Educated under the ...

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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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Claudet, Antoine François Jean (1797–1867), photographer and inventor, was born at Château de Rosay, Lyons, France, on 12 August 1797, the son of a gentleman of independent means, who died in 1807. After receiving a sound commercial and classical education, he entered the prestigious banking firm of his uncle and was soon installed as co-director with ...

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Antoine François Jean Claudet (1797–1867) self-portrait, c. 1851 [with his son Frank Claudet] Science & Society Picture Library; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Donovan, Edward (1768–1837), natural historian and artist, is of obscure origin and little is known of his early life and education. His interest in natural history started with the collecting of shells and preservation of insects, probably before 1788. He was a prolific author and skilled artist who etched and engraved the plates for all his works. He became a fellow of the ...

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Drake, John Poad (bap. 1794, d. 1883), inventor and artist, son of Thomas Drake and his wife, Frances Poad, was born in Stoke Damerel, Devon, where he was baptized on 20 July 1794. A shipwright in the naval dockyard at Plymouth, Thomas Drake...

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Edwards, George (1694–1773), ornithologist and artist, was born on 3 April 1694 at Stratford, West Ham, Essex, to a family of Welsh descent. He was educated at a boarding-school in Leytonstone and at Brentwood grammar school. He was then apprenticed to John Dod...

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George Edwards (1694–1773) by Johann Sebastian Müller, 1754 (after Bartholomew Dandridge) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fulton, Robert (1765–1815), engineer and artist, the elder son in the family of three daughters and two sons of Robert Fulton (d. 1774?), a tailor, farmer, and tradesman, and his wife, Mary Smith (d. 1799), was born on 14 November 1765 at a farmhouse in ...

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Grierson, Mary Anderson (1912–2012), botanical artist, was born on 27 September 1912 at Bodfaen, Craig Y Don Road, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, the youngest of three children of Scottish parents from Dumfries, George Rae Grierson (1872–1935), laundry proprietor, and his wife, Anna, née Shortridge (1876–1945)...

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Griggs, William (1832–1911), inventor of a photolithographic process, was the son of a gate-keeper to the duke of Bedford at Woburn, Bedfordshire, where he was born on 4 October 1832. After the death of his father Griggs started working life as an apprentice carpenter at the age of twelve. When he was eighteen he moved to ...

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Moses Harris (1730–c. 1788) self-portrait, 1780 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Harris, Moses (1730–c. 1788), entomologist and artist, was born in Churchyard Alley, Holborn, London, on 15 April 1730, the son of Joseph Harris and his wife, Mary. He had at least two brothers, William and John, the latter a harpsichord maker who emigrated to ...

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Hulme, Frederick Edward (1841–1909), naturalist and artist, was born at Hanley, Staffordshire, on either 29 (his own claim) or 30 (according to his birth certificate) March 1841, the only son of Frederick William Hulme (1816–1884), landscape painter, and his wife, Caroline Jackson. In 1844 the family moved to ...

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Lewin, John William (1770–1819), naturalist and artist, was born on 28 March 1770 and baptized at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, London, on 15 April 1770. He was the son (and one of at least six children) of the naturalist and artist ...

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Lewin, William (1747–1795), naturalist and artist, was born on 10 February 1747, the son of William Lewin, a rate mariner, and his wife, Anne. He was baptized on 6 July 1748 at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, where he grew up. Probably in 1768 or 1769, he married ...