Newman, Edward [pseud. Rusticus]
- Yolanda Foote
Newman, Edward [pseud. Rusticus] (1801–1876), naturalist, was born on 13 May 1801 at Hampstead, Middlesex, the eldest of four sons of Quaker parents, George Newman (1774–1845), a leather manufacturer, and his wife, Ann Prichard, of Godalming, Surrey. Both parents nurtured his love for natural history, and he developed a 'very, very early predilection for butterflies' (...