John Gwyn Jeffreys

John Gwyn Jeffreys

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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 Gwyn Jeffreys (18 January 1809-21 January 1885) was a British conchologist and malacologist. He was born in Swansea into a propertied Welsh family and educated at Swansea Grammar School. He went to London to qualify as a barrister, which he did. His greater passion however was for conchology. He was not satisfied simply to form a collection but was interested in all aspects of the biology of molluscs. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society on 2 April 1840. He retired from the law in 1856 and began a series of dredging operations aboard his yacht, Osprey, purchased from his brother-in-law. Accompanied by other specialists in marine life such as Edward Forbes (1815-1854), Charles William Peach (1800-1886), the Reverend Alfred Merle Norman (1831-1918), George Barlee (1794-1861), Edward Waller (1803-1873) and William Thompson (1805-1852), he dredged the seas around the Shetland Islands, the west of Scotland, the English Channel, the Irish Sea and Greenland. A dredging expedition of the coast of France produced ten new species of mollusc.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135690507
  • 9786135690507