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Erroll [née Drummond; married name Hay], Anne, countess of Erroll (1656–1719), Jacobite and naturalist  

L. Raye

Erroll [née Drummond; married name Hay], Anne, countess of Erroll (1656–1719), Jacobite and naturalist, was the youngest child of James Drummond, third earl of Perth (c.1615–1675). She exclusively used her toponymical byname (Erroll) rather than her maiden name (...

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Gunn, Ronald Campbell (1808–1881)  

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Ronald Campbell Gunn (1808–1881) by unknown artist Collection Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; © reserved in the photograph

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Gunn, Ronald Campbell (1808–1881), naturalist and colonial official  

A. M. Lucas

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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Hamilton, William (1755–1797), naturalist and political activist  

C. W. P. Mac Arthur

Hamilton, William (1755–1797), naturalist and political activist, was born at Londonderry on 16 December 1755, the son of John Hamilton (1725–1780), merchant and sea captain, and Elizabeth, daughter of Archibald Hope. He received his early education under the Revd John Torrens of the ...

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Jackson, Sir Frederick John (1860–1929)  

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Sir Frederick John Jackson (1860–1929) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jackson, Sir Frederick John (1860–1929), colonial governor and naturalist  

Oliver Furley

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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Kirk, Sir John (1832–1922), naturalist and political agent  

Michael D. McMullen

Kirk, Sir John (1832–1922), naturalist and political agent, was born on 19 December 1832 at Barry, Forfarshire, the second of the four children (three sons and one daughter) of John Kirk (d. 1858), minister of Barry, and his wife, Christian Guthrie, née...

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Macleay, Sir William John (1820–1891), naturalist and politician in Australia  

Marc Brodie

Macleay, Sir William John (1820–1891), naturalist and politician in Australia, was born on 13 June 1820 at Wick, Caithness, the second son of Kenneth Macleay (1765–1826) of Keiss, and his wife, Isabella (d. 1837), the daughter of J. Horne of Stirkoke, Caithness...

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Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant (1820–1895), naturalist and colonial civil servant  

Dennis R. Dean

Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant (1820–1895), naturalist and colonial civil servant, elder son of Gideon Algernon Mantell (1790–1852), geologist and palaeontologist, and his wife, Mary Ann Woodhouse (1795–1869), was born at Castle Place, Lewes, Sussex, on 11 March 1820. It was intended that he should be a surgeon and naturalist and he was apprenticed to his father in 1835. When this arrangement became unworkable, he served out the remainder of his apprenticeship (1836–9) under ...

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Richardson, William (1740–1820), political activist and naturalist  

C. W. P. Mac Arthur

Richardson, William (1740–1820), political activist and naturalist, was born probably at Castleroe, near Coleraine, co. Londonderry, the only son of Charles Richardson (d. 1743) and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Hercules Heyland of Coleraine. His father's family had, since 1729, been established on the nearby ...

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Stanley, Edward Smith, thirteenth earl of Derby (1775–1851)  

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Edward Smith Stanley, thirteenth earl of Derby (1775–1851) by William Derby, 1837 Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Stanley, Edward Smith, thirteenth earl of Derby [formerly Lord Stanley] (1775–1851), politician and naturalist  

Clemency Thorne Fisher

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 ...

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Swinhoe, Robert (1836–1877), diplomatist and naturalist  

Clemency Thorne Fisher

Swinhoe, Robert (1836–1877), diplomatist and naturalist, was born on 1 September 1836 in Calcutta. His family had served British interests in India for several generations; his father, Robert, was a lawyer in Calcutta. The Swinhoe family (variously spelt Swinho, Swinhow, Swindhoe or even ...