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Last NameLatham    
Given NameJohn    
alt. NamesJ. L. ;     
Marriage1. Ann in 1763 ; 2. Miss Delamott of Ealing in 1798    
Childrenartist daughters: Ann & Mrs. Wickham; son John med. (+1843)     
Year born1740 in Eltham, Kent    
Year died1837    
Place of deathRomsey    
Father's occupationphysician John Latham (1xxx-1788) but not Rev. JL of Titherton Cheshire    
RelativesMr. William N. Wickham (son-in-law) ;    
EducationMerchant Taylor's school; anatomy under William Hunter; medicine London    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forJ. Latham: A General Synopsis of Birds (3vols in 6 parts 1781-85 with106 illustratios drawn by himself) ; suppl. 1787 & 1801 with 23 & 13 coloured plates) ; General History of Birds (10 vols., 1821-28 with 193 plates) ; Arthur Philipp: Voyage of Governor Philipp to Botany Bay (1789, with 55 etched plates) ;    
Patronage    
Collaboratorscolorist Sarah Stone; artist: Ann Latham, Thomas Davies; Lord Stanley; John Abbott; etcher: ->Peter Mazell    
Techniquesbotanical and ornithological drawing, etching ; handcoloring and painting on silk    
Sample(s)http://piclib.nhm.ac.uk/results.asp?image=030736&itemw=4&itemf=0005&itemstep=1&itemx=7    
Archival sourcesBritish Museum Natural History. Jeremiah Finch Smith: Admission Register Manchester School 1866:199; wiki    
Published sourcesAKL; ThB22 1928:417; DNB; Sawyer 1971:151; Wright, N.: J.L., naturalist of Kent & father of British ornithology, in Bygone Kent. 1980, vol. 1:231-5; Jackson 1989:136-47; M.B. Simpson: Artistic sources for John Abbot's drawings of American Birds, Archives of Natural History 20(1993): 206-7;    
otherIreland; London. Pattern designer for silk weaver in Dublin & art teacher.    
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