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Gray, Robert (1825–1887), ornithologist and bank official, was born at Dunbar, East Lothian, on 15 August 1825, the son of Archibald Gray, a merchant, and his wife, Agnes Hendre. He was educated at the parish school and at the age of fifteen became an apprentice at the ...

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Ormerod, Eleanor Anne (1828–1901), economic entomologist, was born on 11 May 1828 at Sedbury Park, Gloucestershire, the youngest of the ten children of George Ormerod (1785–1873), historian and antiquary, and his wife, Sarah (1784–1860), eldest daughter of John Latham (1761–1843), a president of the ...

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Eleanor Anne Ormerod (1828–1901) by Elliott & Fry, c. 1900 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Spence, William (bap. 1782, d. 1860), political economist and entomologist, was baptized on 1 October 1782 at All Saints, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire, the son of Robert Spence, husbandman, and his wife, Anna. He received his early education in natural history from the Revd Robert Rigby...