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Marsham, Thomaslocked

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Marsham, Thomas (1747/8–1819), entomologist, possibly of China Row, Chelsea, London, received a good education and was later employed at the Exchequer Loan Office, and then engaged as secretary to the West India Dock Company for several years. Marsham began the first authoritative work on British insects based upon the Linnaean system, entitled ...

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