Lubbock, John, Sir, 1834-1913

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Birth 1834-04-30
Death 1913-05-28

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John Lubbock was an English banker, politican, scientist, antiquarian and man of letters. He became the first Baron Avebury, ca. 1900.

From the description of Letter : London, England to Douglas Murray, 1911 October 27-31 / Avebury. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 701491819

English banker and author.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (20) : London, Beckenham, St. Andrews, etc., to W.A. Knight, 1883 July 19-1907 Nov. 13, and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134415

John Lubbock was a scientist and banker.

From the description of Correspondence, 1856-1906. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122689485

From the guide to the Sir John Lubbock correspondence, 1856-1906, 1856-1906, (American Philosophical Society)

Sir John Lubbock was born in London, educated at Eton, and joined his father's bank. He continued his studies, influenced by his father's friend Charles Darwin, and became an expert on the natural sciences, writing books on animals, insects, plants, geology, and prehistory. He served as a member of Parliament, 1870-1900, until he became Lord Avebury and moved to the House of Lords.

From the description of John Lubbock letter to Sir, between 1860 and 1913? (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60494929

English banker, politician and pioneer in the experimental study of animal behavior.

From the description of Letter, 1871, Apr. 13 : High Elms, Kent, to Sir John Evans. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35161186

Title: 1st Baronet

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000705.0x000045

Epithet: banker, politician, and scientific writer

Title: 1st Baron Avebury

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x00036a


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