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Whitelegge, Thomas (1850-1927)

Thomas Whitelegge was what some have termed a “working man naturalist” or “artisan naturalist” – that is to say, he had relatively little in the way of formal education but nevertheless, through interest and application, became a respected botanist and … Continue reading

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Bennett, Alfred William (1833 – 1902)

Alfred William Bennett, MA FLS (24/6/1833 – 23/1/1902).   Alfred William Bennett was born in Clapham in 1833. William, his father was a successful businessman (tea dealer) and the family  moved down to Brockham.  William bred emus, and was a … Continue reading

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