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Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Henry A. McGhie


This book explores the life of Henry Dresser (1838–1915), one of the most productive British ornithologists of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; it is also an exploration of ornithology during a period when the subject changed dramatically. The book is based on previously unpublished letters, diaries and photographs to provide the first detailed biography of any of the independent industrialist–naturalists who dominated nineteenth century British ornithology. Dresser travelled widely in Europe, New Brunswick and to Texas during the American Civil War before settling down t ... More

Keywords: biography, history of science, birds, ornithology, scientific societies, conservation, exploration, Victorian Britain, imperialism, colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781784994136
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry A. McGhie, author
University of Manchester