Philip Henry Gosse

1810–88

Zoologist, traveller and writer. Collected zoological specimens in the West Indies for the British Museum, 1844–6. Made his living as a writer from 1847. Lived at St Marychurch, near Torquay, Devonshire, from 1852. Cultivated orchids. Studied marine invertebrates. FRS 1856.

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