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George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr


Conchologist and illustrator. Assisted his father, George Brettingham Sowerby (1788–1854), in a business selling natural history specimens; succeeded to the business in 1854. Illustrated numerous works on shells. Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, 1844.


DNB s.v. Sowerby, George Brettingham the elder.


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.