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Harrisson, Tom Harnett (1911–1976), ornithologist, museum curator, and co-founder of the Mass-Observation social survey project  

Judith M. Heimann

Harrisson, Tom Harnett (1911–1976), ornithologist, museum curator, and co-founder of the Mass-Observation social survey project, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 26 September 1911, the elder of the two children of Brigadier-General Geoffry Harnett Harrisson (1881–1939) and his wife, Marie Ellen (Doll; 1886–1961)...

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Hume, Allan Octavian (1829–1912), administrator in India, founder of the Indian National Congress, and ornithologist  

Edward C. Moulton

Hume, Allan Octavian (1829–1912), administrator in India, founder of the Indian National Congress, and ornithologist, was born on 4 June 1829 at St Mary Cray, Kent, seventh child of Joseph Hume MP (1777–1855) and his wife, Maria Burnley (b. 1786). He grew up in the radical family environment of ...

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Lack, David Lambert (1910–1973), ornithologist  

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Lack, David Lambert (1910–1973), ornithologist, was born on 16 July 1910 in London, the eldest in the family of three sons and one daughter of Harry Lambert Lack, ear, nose, and throat surgeon, and his wife, Kathleen, an actress, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel McNeil Rind...

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Lack, David Lambert (1910–1973)  

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David Lambert Lack (1910–1973) by Elliott & Fry, 1952 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wilson, Alexander (1766–1813), ornithologist and poet  

Frank N. Egerton

Wilson, Alexander (1766–1813), ornithologist and poet, was born on 6 July 1766 within the former walled garden of Paisley Abbey, Paisley, probably the youngest of the three children of Alexander Wilson, weaver, illicit distiller, and smuggler, and his first wife, Mary McNab. Both parents were Scottish, and his mother died before his tenth birthday. While his mother lived, he was happy and attended the ...