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William Charles Linnaeus Martin


Writer on natural history. Resided in Lee, Kent. Superintendent of the museum of the Zoological Society of London, 1830–8. Wrote works on domestic animals.



Gentleman’s Magazine 1 (1864): 536, Modern English biography.


DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.

Modern English biography: Modern English biography, containing many thousand concise memoirs of persons who have died since the year 1850. By Frederick Boase. 3 vols. and supplement (3 vols.). Truro, Cornwall: the author. 1892–1921.