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George Robert Crotch


Entomologist. BA, Cambridge (St John’s), 1864; MA, 1867. Second assistant librarian, Cambridge University Library, 1867–71. Rearranged the insect collection at the Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, Cambridge, in 1871. Embarked for North America to collect specimens in 1872. Worked at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard, 1873–4. Specialised in the Coleoptera, especially Coccinellidae and Erotylidae.


Alum. Cantab.

Smart and Wager 1977.


Alum. Cantab.: Alumni Cantabrigienses. A biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1900. Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. 10 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1922–54.

Smart, John and Wager, Barbara. 1977. George Robert Crotch, 1842–1874: a bibliography with a biographical note. Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 8 (1976–8): 244–8.