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Gunn, Ronald Campbell (1808–1881), naturalist and colonial official, was born in Cape Town on 4 April 1808, the son of an army officer, William Gunn (d. 1826), and his wife, Margaret, née Wilson (d. 1812). After a period spent as a child on ...

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Jackson, Sir Frederick John (1860–1929), colonial governor and naturalist, was born on 17 February 1860 at Oran Hall, Catterick, Yorkshire, the only son of John Jackson of Oran and his wife, Jane Outhwaite. He was educated at Shrewsbury School (1874–8) and at Jesus College, Cambridge...

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Salaman, Redcliffe Nathan (1874–1955), geneticist and Jewish activist, was born Nathan Redcliffe Salaman, at 100 Redcliffe Gardens, Kensington, London, on 12 September 1874, the ninth of the fifteen children of Myer Salaman (1835/6–1896), a wealthy ostrich feather merchant, and his wife, Sarah Soloman (1844–1931)...

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Smuts, Jan Christiaan (1870–1950), prime minister of South Africa, army officer, and writer on evolution, was born on 24 May 1870 at Bovenplaats, near Riebeeck West in the Malmesbury district of Cape Colony, the second child of Jacobus Abraham (Kosie) Smuts (1845–1914) and ...

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Stanley, Edward Smith, thirteenth earl of Derby [formerly Lord Stanley] (1775–1851), politician and naturalist, the son of Edward Stanley, twelfth earl of Derby (1752–1834), and his first wife, Lady Elizabeth Hamilton (1753–1797), only daughter of James, sixth duke of Hamilton, was born in ...