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Last NameWesley    
Given NameWilliam Henry    
alt. NamesW. H. W. ; W. H. Wesley ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1841 in Stapenhill, Staffordshire, England    
Year died1922    
Place of deathLondon    
Father's occupationpublisher and printer N. N. (1xxx-1xxx)    
Relatives    
Educationapprenticed to an engraver    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forplates in Transactions of the Royal Society of London, mostly during the 1870s ; Map of the Moon ; William Huggins (1824-1910) ; Andrew Leith Adams (1827-1882) ; Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1830-1914) ; St. George Jackson Mivart (1827-1900) ; Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892) ; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (1665-1887) ; Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (London 1791-1875) ; Transactions of the Zoological Society of London (London 1833-1965) ;    
PatronageRoyal Society of London ; Royal Astronomical Society (secretary 1875-1922) ;    
Collaboratorspublisher Arthur Cowper Ranyard (1845-1894) ; succeeded by ->West Newman & Co. as main provider of lithographed plates for the Transactions in the 1880s ;    
Techniquesfossil, astronomical drawing, and lithography; renderings of astronomical photographs for printing in journals & books; lunar cartography & map-making    
Sample(s)www.telegraph.co.uk/science/picture-galleries/6514909/Science-Photo-Library-photos-of-the-week.html?image=14 ; http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TmT5tQWpp-c/U    
Archival sourceshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Wesley ;    
Published sourcesK. Hentschel: Mapping the Spectrum (Oxford 2002: 148) ; E. B. Knobel: Observatory 45 (1922): 354f. ; H. H. Turner: MNRAS 83 (1923): 256-9 ; James Mussell: A. C. Ranyard, Knowledge & the reproduction of astronomical photographs, in: Brit. J. Hist. Sci. 42 (2009): 356-63 ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ## 22, 1741, 2845, 3053, 4742, 4786 & 4788 ; A. Pang: Victorian Observing practices, in: J. Hist. Astr. 25 (1994) 259ff. ; B. Becker: J. H. A. 31 (2000): 227ff. ; Selected Correspondence of William Huggins (2014) ; Morisson 2015: 8, note 51 ;     
otherW. also acted as bookseller, sales agent for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and various US Government depts. and author of notices in DNB. Further techniques: paleontological, herpetological, mammal, zoological, and natural drawing and lithography. Further Place of Activity: Algeria (Algier).    
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