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Sharpe, Richard Bowdlerlocked

  • Christine E. Jackson


Sharpe, Richard Bowdler (1847–1909), ornithologist and museum curator, was born on 22 November 1847 at 1 Skinner Street, Snow Hill, London, the son of Thomas Bowdler Sharpe who edited and published Sharpe's London Magazine, and his wife, Elizabeth. He began his education under an aunt who ran a preparatory school in ...

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Natural History Museum, London, department of entomology
Natural History Museum, London, department of zoology