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Alfred Merle Norman


Clergyman and invertebrate zoologist. BA, Oxford, 1852; deacon, 1856; priest, 1857. Incumbent of Burnmoor, 1866–95. Honorary canon of Durham Cathedral, 1885. Rector, Houghton-le-Spring, 1895–8. Spent his summer vacations dredging around the British Isles, Norway, and Madeira and built up a large collection of marine invertebrates from these regions; the collection was later catalogued and transferred to the British Museum.


Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 13 (1919): 116–17.