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Last NameWhite    
Given NameGilbert    
alt. NamesG. W. ;     
Year born1720 in Selborne, Hampshire, England    
Year died1793    
Place of deathSelborne, Hampshire, England    
Father's occupation    
Relativessister Anne was married to Thomas Barker (1722-1809), called 'The father of meteorology'; nephew Samuel Barker, who also kept a naturalist's journal    
Educationordained as a priest after graduating from Oriel College, Oxford; but never actually practiced in Selborne; instead practiced natural history    
Country of ActivityEngland, UK    
Worked forThe Natural History of Selborne, 1789, reprint , ed. w. comm. by Anne Secord, 2013; A Naturalist's Calendar, with observations in various branches of natural history, extracted from the papers of the late Rev. Gilbert White of Selborne, Hampshire, 1795    
CollaboratorsThomas Pennant, the leading British zoologist of the day; Daines Barrington, an English barrister and another Fellow of the Royal Society,     
Techniquesnatural history, botanical, and zoological drawing & hand-colouring, esp. ornithology    
Archival sourceshttp://walkawhile.tripod.com/id22.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_White    
Published sourcesA. Newton in Dictionary of National Biography 61 (1900); John William Cousin in A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature, London 1910; D. Worster: Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas, Cambridge 1994    
otherpioneering English naturalist & ornithologist, also England's first ecologist, who recorded in Hampshire & Markwick in Sussex c.400 plant & animal 1768-1793    

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