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C. L. Falkiner

revised by P. E. Kell

Archer, William (1830–1897), naturalist and librarian, was born on 6 May 1830 at Maghera, co. Down, the eldest son of the Revd Richard Archer, perpetual curate at Maghera and a member of a family long settled in co. Wexford, and Jane Matilda, daughter of ...


Crestadoro, Andrea (1808–1879), inventor and librarian, was born in 1808 in the Sestiere di Portoria district of Genoa, one of at least four sons of Giambattista Crestadoro and his wife, Maria Antonia. After attending the grammar school in Genoa he followed his elder brother ...


Jonas Carlsson Dryander (1748–1810) by William Daniell, pubd 1811 (after George Dance, 1795) © National Portrait Gallery, London


G. S. Boulger

revised by Margot Walker

Dryander, Jonas Carlsson (1748–1810), botanist and librarian, was born on 5 March 1748 in Göteborg, Sweden, son of Carl Leonard Dryander (d. 1757), lecturer, and Brita Maria Montin. His uncle, Dr Lars Montin, a botanist and pupil of Linnaeus, advised him on his education after the early death of his father. After attending school in ...


Gomme, Arthur Allan (1882–1955), librarian and historian of technology, was born at 2 Park Villas, Lonsdale Road, Barnes, Surrey, on 15 July 1882, the third of the seven sons of Sir (George) Laurence Gomme (1853–1916), public servant and folklorist, and his wife, Alice Bertha Gomme, ...


Kippist, Richard (1812–1882), librarian and botanist, was born on 11 June 1812 in Stoke Newington, Middlesex, the third of at least ten children (five sons and five daughters) of William Kippist (1776-1843), shoemaker, and his wife Justina née Newman (1784-1849...