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Sowerby, George Brettingham, the first (1788–1854), conchologist and natural history dealer, was born at Lambeth, London, on 12 May 1788, the second son among the nine children of James Sowerby (1757–1822), botanical artist and natural history periodical publisher, and his wife, Anne de Carle (1764–1815)...

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Wood, William (1774–1857), conchologist and bookseller, born in Kendal, Westmorland, was probably the son of John and Frances Wood baptized on 16 March 1774 at Lowther, Westmorland. He studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, under John Abernethy, and first practised as a surgeon at ...