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William Swainson (1789–1855) by Edward Francis Finden, pubd 1840 (after Mosses) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Swainson, William (1789–1855), naturalist and artist, was born on 8 October 1789 at Newington Butts, London, the son of John Timothy Swainson (1757–1824), customs collector, and his second wife, Frances Stanway (1769–1792). His father was a keen amateur zoologist, well informed and assiduous in his collection of shells, insects, and fossils; he was also a founder member of the ...