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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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Bailey, Charles (1838 – 1924)

Charles Bailey Born: 18th June 1838 – Coventry, Warwickshire. Died: Sept 1924 Eldest of four brothers – Charles, John Eglington, James and George Henry In 1861, the four brothers and their widowed mother are recorded in the National Census as … Continue reading

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