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Last NameSharpe    
Given NameRichard Bowdler    
alt. NamesR. B. S. ; Dr. B. Sharpe ;     
MarriageEmily Eliza Burrows (1xxx-1928) in 1867    
Children10: Emily M., Ada L., Eva A., L. Bertha, Dora L., Lena Violet Ainsworth (1876-), Daisy M., Sylvia R., Hilda Marion Ford(1884-), Aimee Marjorie (1887-)    
Year born1847 in Snow Hill, London, GB    
Year died1909    
Place of deathLondon, GB    
Father's occupationpublisher and editor Thomas Bowdler; mother: Elizabeth Cooper    
Relativesrector Rev. Lancelot Sharpe (grand-father)    
Educationapprentice at W.H. Smith&Son, London; Bernard Quaritch, London; studied at Brighton College, King's School, Peterborough & Loughborough Grammar School    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forAlcedinidae/ kingfishers (1868) ; 27 vols. Catalogue of Birds British Museum ; R. B. Sharpe & Gilbert White: Natural History (Selborne 1900) ;    
Patronage->J. Gould; Philip Lutley Sclater; Osbert Salvin; British Ornithologists' Club (1892 founding ed. Bulletin); Zoological Society London; British Museum    
Collaborators->John Gould ; George Robert Gray ; Henry Eeles Dresser ; artist J. G. Keulemans ; G. Edwards, Herbert Railton, Edmund Sullivan ; colorists: daughters ; P. W. M. Trap ;    
Techniqueszoological and ornithological drawing, lithography, and color lithography    
Sample(s)www.bowdlers.com/index.php?page=richard-bowdler-sharpe ; www.google.de/search?q=Richard+Bowdler+Sharpe ; www.oiseaux.net/photos/bowdler.sharpe/    
Archival sourceshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Bowdler_Sharpe for a list of his publications    
Published sourcesDNB ; Mullens & Swann: Bibliography of British Ornithology (1917) ; Skipwith 1979: 159; C. E. Jackson 1994 & R. B. S. 10 daughters Arch. Nat. Hist. 1994 23:261-9 ; Chansigaud: Histoire naturaliste 2009 ;     
other1872 sr.asst. birds at Brit.Mus.Dept.Zoology; asst. keeper 1895. Librarian Zoo. Soc. from 1867.    
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