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Darwin Correspondence Project

James Francis Stephens


Entomologist and zoologist. Employed in the Admiralty office, Somerset House, 1807–45. Assisted in arranging the insect collection at the British Museum. Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, 1815.





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.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.