Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 13 May 2021

Herdman, Sir William Abbottlocked

  • R. N. Rudmose Brown
  • , revised by Margaret Deacon


Herdman, Sir William Abbott (1858–1924), marine zoologist, was born at 32 Danube Street, Edinburgh, on 8 September 1858, the eldest of the four sons of the artist Robert Herdman (1828–1888), and his wife, Emma, née Abbott, of Maryborough, Queen's county, Ireland. He was educated at ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

Royal Society, London
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
National Portrait Gallery, London
University of Liverpool
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
University of St Andrews Library, special collections department
University of Edinburgh Library, special collections division
University of St Andrews