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Allen, Edgar Johnson (1866–1942), marine zoologist and scientific administrator, was born on 6 April 1866 at 6 Havelock Terrace, Preston, Lancashire, the son of the Revd Richard Allen, a Wesleyan Methodist minister, and his wife, Emma Johnson, daughter of a Bideford shipbuilder. They had three daughters and five sons, of whom ...


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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 ...


Marshall, Sheina Macalister (1896–1977), marine zoologist, was born at Stewart Hall, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, on 20 April 1896. She was the second of three daughters of John Nairn Marshall (b. 1860) and his wife, Jean Colville, née Binnie (b. 1861/2)...