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Last NameMorris    
Given NameFrancis Orpen    
alt. NamesF. O. ;    
MarriageAnne (1xxx-1877), 2nd daughter of Charles Sanders (1xxx-1xxx) from Bromsgrove    
Children6 daughters and 3 sons    
Year born1810 near Cobh, Ireland    
Year died1893    
Place of death in Nunburnholme, England, UK    
Father's occupationAdmiral of the Royal Navy Henry Gage Morris (1xxx-1852)    
RelativesRebecca Newenham Millerd (1xxx-1xxx) (mother)    
Educationat Bromsgrove School until 1828; private lessons from Vicar J. M. Butt; studies at Worcester College in Oxford since 1820    
Country of ActivityIreland    
Worked forA Natural History of British Moths (London 1859-71) ; A History of British butterflies (1870) ; A History of British Birds (1870) ; A natural history of the nests & eggs of British birds (1875) ;     
PatronageAshmolean Museum (curator of their insect collection) ; Ashmolean Society (member)    
Techniqueszoological, entomological, and ornithological drawing ; hand-colouring    
Sample(s)www.oiseaux.net/photos/f.o.morris/ commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Natural_History_of_the_Nests_and_Eggs_of_British_Birds_-Goldcrest_-plate_132.jpg    
Archival sourcesfor a comple listing of his publ. see http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Orpen_Morris    
Published sourcesOxford DNB 41 2002 ; Charles A. Kofoid: F.O.M.-Ornithologist and Anti-Darwinist., The Auk 55, (3), 1938: 496-500 ; Charles Marmaduke: F.O.M.- A Memoir (London 1897) ; Frederick Ross: Celebrities of the Yorkshire Wolds (London 1878, 106-8) ;    
otherF.O.M. was a leading figure in the Church of England & a passionate naturalist, an opponent of Darwin.    

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