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Walter Potter (1835–1918) by unknown photographer courtesy of the British Historical Taxidermy Society


Potter, Walter (1835–1918), taxidermist, was born at Bramber, Sussex, on 2 July 1835 (and was baptized at Bramber on 13 September), the sixth son of James Potter (d. 1867), labourer, and his wife, Sarah (1802/3–1838). His mother died when he was young, and his father, by then employed as a publican, was remarried in 1840, to ...


Ward, (James) Rowland (1847–1912), taxidermist, was born at 21 Edward Street, St Pancras, London, on 12 May 1847, the second son of (Edwin) Henry Ward (1812–1878) and his wife, Emily, née Hunt. His family had a long association with natural history. His grandfather was a naturalist and dealer in animal skins and his father, who had accompanied ...