Edward Whitaker Gray

Edward Whitaker Gray

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edward Whitaker Gray (1748-1806), English botanist and secretary to the Royal Society, was uncle of Samuel Frederick Gray, author of The Practical Chemist. While attending the College of Physicians he performed the duties of librarian. He became a licentiate in 1773. He graduated M.D., and ultimately was assigned as keeper of the departments of Natural history and antiquities in the British Museum, which consisted of the collection purchased from Sir Hans Sloane on his passing in 1753. This role he held from 1778 until his death. During his tenure, he reorganized the natural history collections employing the Linn an system. George Shaw assumed his duties as keeper in 1807 having assisted since 1791. Within zoology, his Catalogue of Shells for the British Museum (1791) best reflect his work as a malacologist.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135689002
  • 9786135689006