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date: 22 February 2020

Beesley, Alfredlocked

  • Joanne Potier


Beesley, Alfred (1799/1800–1847), antiquary, was born into a Quaker family, but subsequently left the Society of Friends. He was apprenticed to a watchmaker in Deddington, Oxford, but only served part of his time. Subsequently he devoted himself to literary and scientific pursuits. He was a keen astronomer and botanist, and collected scientific instruments. In 1834 ...

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