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Dovaston, John Freeman Milward (1782–1854), naturalist and poet  

D. E. Allen

Dovaston, John Freeman Milward (1782–1854), naturalist and poet, the younger child and only son of John Dovaston (1740–1808) and his wife, Ann, née Price, was born on 30 December 1782 in the villa known as The Nursery which his father had personally built on a small ancestral estate developed into a prosperous tree nursery near the village of ...


Falconer, Hugh (1808–1865), palaeontologist and naturalist  

D. T. Moore

Falconer, Hugh (1808–1865), palaeontologist and naturalist, was born at Forres, Moray, on 29 February 1808, one of five sons and two daughters of David Falconer and his wife, Isabel Mcrae. He was educated at the local grammar school and the University of Aberdeen...


Gutteridge, Joseph (1816–1899), silk weaver and naturalist  

V. E. Chancellor

Gutteridge, Joseph (1816–1899), silk weaver and naturalist, was born on 23 March 1816 in Coventry, the eldest of the three sons of Joseph Gutteridge, a recruiting sergeant, and his first wife, Sarah Shaw. Educated from 1821 in two schools, run by a Quaker woman and Wesleyan preacher respectively, he then went to ...


Hudson, William Henry (1841–1922), author and naturalist  

Dennis Shrubsall

Hudson, William Henry (1841–1922), author and naturalist, was born on 4 August 1841 on a small ranch, Los Viente-cinco Ombúes, near Quilmes in Buenos Aires province, a sovereign state of the Argentine confederation. He was the fourth child of Daniel Hudson (1804–1868), a farmer, and his wife, ...


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Hudson, William Henry (1841–1922)  

Maker: Elliott & Fry


William Henry Hudson (1841–1922) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London


Massingham, (Harold) John (1888–1952), rural writer  

Malcolm Chase

Massingham, (Harold) John (1888–1952), rural writer, was born in London on 25 March 1888, the eldest of the six children of the radical Liberal journalist Henry William Massingham (1860–1924) and his first wife, Emma Jane Snowdon (d. 1905). John Massingham won an exhibition from ...


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Muir, John (1838–1914)  

Maker: Orlando Rouland


John Muir (1838–1914) by Orlando Rouland National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution


Muir, John (1838–1914), naturalist and conservationist  

Dennis R. Dean

Muir, John (1838–1914), naturalist and conservationist, was born in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, on 21 April 1838 to Daniel Muir (1804–1885) and his second wife, Anne Gilrye Muir (1813–1896). John was the third child (of eight) and first son of this deeply religious, poorly educated shopkeeper and grain dealer of longtime Scottish descent. ...


Tegetmeier, William Bernhardt (1816–1912), naturalist and journalist  

J. A. Secord

Tegetmeier, William Bernhardt (1816–1912), naturalist and journalist, was born on 4 November 1816 at High Street, Colnbrook, Buckinghamshire, the eldest of three sons of Godfrey Conrad Tegetmeier (d. 1841), a surgeon who had emigrated from the American colonies, and Sarah, widow of ...


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Tegetmeier, William Bernhardt (1816–1912)  

Maker: Cameron Studio


William Bernhardt Tegetmeier (1816–1912) by Cameron Studio © National Portrait Gallery, London