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Curtis, Williamlocked

  • Robert Hunt
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Curtis, William (1746–1799), botanist and entomologist, was born on 11 January 1746 in Lenten Street, Alton, Hampshire, into a Quaker family; his father, John Curtis, was a tanner in fairly comfortable circumstances. He was educated at Eggar's Free Grammar School from 1755, and at fourteen years old was apprenticed to his grandfather, ...

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