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date: 29 February 2020

Sowerby, James De Carlelocked

  • R. J. Cleevely


Sowerby, James De Carle (1787–1871), naturalist and artist, was born in London on 5 June 1787, the eldest of the nine children of James Sowerby (1757–1822), botanical artist, and his wife, Anne de Carle (1764–1815). George Brettingham Sowerby the first was his younger brother. He was educated at home by private tutors, but in science was largely self-taught with the help of his father's scientist contacts. He was attracted to chemistry and mineralogy and conducted his own analytical experiments encouraged by ...

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