Reminiscences of a Yorkshire Naturalist

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byWilliam Crawford Williamson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1896 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV Difficulties in the Manchester Natural History Society--Harrop and his friends--Questions of salary--Literary and Philosophical Society--Limestones in the neighbourhood of the town--Dr. Henry's determination--Leigh and Binney's memoir--My memoir on Ardwick beds--Council dispute upon my expenses--Phillips and Fleming--Threatened duel--Museum work among birds--Pseudo naturalists--Tricks upon amateurs--Fossil fishes--Paper for British Association meeting at Liverpool--My private life--Methodist friends--Resignation of curatorship--Preparations for lecturing tour--Medical student life in Manchester--Manchester scientific life--Dalton--Dalton and his portraits--Dr. William Henry, Roberts, Sir William Fairbairn, and Eaton Hodgkinson--Whitworth--Blackwall; James Aspinall Turner; Binney--Botanical clubs--Buxton--Sir Edward Smith--Mr. John Moore--Leo Grindon--Peter Clare--Dr. Edward Holmes--Social condition of the Literary and Philosophical Society. If, before my acceptance of the curatorship of the Manchester Museum I had known all I subsequently learned, I should certainly have shrunk from taking the step. The museum of the Natural History Society, with which I now became connected, had been in existence many years, under the care of an uneducated man named Harrop--a man wholly ignorant of every branch of science except taxidermy, and he was probably the most accomplished bird-stuffer in Europe. Singularly enough, when my father was curator of the Scarborough Museum, its council, knowing that the formation of a collection of British birds would be an important part of his duties, sent him to Manchester to learn the art of bird-stuffing from this very man. Harrop proved an admirable teacher, and I in turn benefitedJby learning the same art from his pupil...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1896 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV Difficulties in the Manchester Natural History Society--Harrop and his friends--Questions of salary--Literary and Phi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021727031X

ISBN - 13:9780217270311

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