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Ferryman, Robert (1752–1837), naturalist and museum keeper, was born at Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire, the son of John Ferryman (c.1720–1784), gentleman and probably farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Beaumont (c.1727–1797), and was baptized there on 2 January 1753. Robert took an early interest in natural history and had started to collect animals by 1769. He was ordained deacon in ...

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Fraser, Louis (b. 1819/20–d. in or after 1883), naturalist and museum curator, was the son of Hugh Fraser, mariner (d. in or before 1844); details of his mother are unknown. The form of his education is likewise obscure, but from his writings he appears to have been a careful naturalist with limited scope and ambitions. In 1832 he began work as an assistant at the ...

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Miller [formerly Müller], Johann Samuel [John Samuel] (1779–1830), naturalist and museum curator, was born on 26 February 1779 in Danzig, the only son of Johann Beniamin Müller and his first wife, Eleonor Lehman. He came to England in 1801 and settled in ...