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Melvill, James Cosmo (1845 – 1929)

Melvill began collecting when he was 8; the starting point being some shells from Mauritius given to him by his aunt.  He was, however, an avid collector and interested in many aspects of Natural History. He collected not only molluscs … Continue reading

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Bennett, Arthur (1843-1929)

Arthur Bennett was an enthusiastic botanist. Inspection of various sheets at the Herbarium@Home indicates that apart from his collecting activities, he cultivated various root stocks, cuttings and seeds in his Croydon garden from a wide variety of localities (as the … Continue reading

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