Autograph letters signed from Richard Owen, London, to various recipients [manuscript], 1850-1883.
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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...
James de Carle Sowerby was a natural-history illustrator, naturalist, author, and entrepreneur, and the secretary of the Royal Botanic Society. JDCS and his extended family produced independent works and journals, learned-societies' journals, and illustrations for other scientists. From the guide to the Papers of the Sowerby family of scientific illustrators., 1826-1865, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections) ...
Richard Owen was a comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From the description of Letter from Richard Owen to Charles Léopold Laurillard to introduce John Gould, 1833 [manuscript].  (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 277137992 Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of London; authority on comparative anatomy, vertebrate paleontology and geology. From the description of Osteological contributions to the natural history of the chimpanzees (Tr...