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Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland


Naturalist, popular science-writer, and surgeon. Son of William Buckland. Trained and practised medicine at St George’s Hospital, London, 1848–53. Assistant surgeon in the Second Life Guards, 1854–63. Staff writer for the Field, 1856–65. In 1865, appointed scientific referee to the South Kensington Museum, where he established an exhibit on pisciculture. Launched a weekly journal, Land and Water, in 1866. Inspector of salmon fisheries from 1867.


Bompas 1885



Bompas, George C. 1885. Life of Frank Buckland. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

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.