John Curtis (Entomologist)

John Curtis (Entomologist)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Curtis (3 September 1791 - 6 October 1862) was an English entomologist and illustrator. Curtis was born in Norwich and learned his engraving skills in the workshop of his father, Charles Morgan Curtis. Charles Curtis died young and his widow, Frances, became a flower grower.She encouraged her son to study natural history with a local naturalist, Richard Walker (1791-1870). At the age of 16 he became an apprentice at a local lawyer's office in Norwich but devoted his spare time to studying and drawing insects and, with insect collecting becoming a growing craze, he found he could make a living selling the specimens he found.At this time he became a friend of Simon Wilkin (1790-1862), finally leaving his job and living with Wilkin at Costessey where he undertook systematic insect studies and learned engraving. Through Wilkin he met the entomologists William Kirby and William Spence and his illustrations were published in An Introduction to Entomology (1815-1826).show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135707949
  • 9786135707946