Clarence Bicknell

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Clarence Bicknell in 1906

Clarence Bicknell (1842-17 July 1918) was a British amateur botanist and archaeologist. While employed as a vicar in Bordighera, Italy,[1] Bicknell became noted for his identification of the plants and petroglyphs of the Ligurian Riviera. Bicknell's notable writings include Flowering Plants of the Riviera and Neighboring Mountains (1885)[2] and Guide to the Prehistoric Rock Engravings of the Italian Maritime Alps (1913).[3] His extensive collection of specimens and illustrations were archived in the Museo Biblioteca Clarence Bicknell in Bordighera and at the University of Genoa.[3] He was a supporter of Esperanto, and wrote and translated poems in that language. In 1912, he was awarded the Natural Flower at the Internaciaj Floraj Ludoj.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Price, Gillian (1 January 2010). Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps. Cicerone Press Limited. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-85284-564-3. 
  2. ^ Britten, James (1918). "Clarence Bicknell". Journal of Botany 56: 303. 
  3. ^ a b Bates, William (1920). "Archeological news, 1919". American journal of archaeology XXIV: 87. 
  4. ^ "Author Query for 'C.Bicknell'". International Plant Names Index. 

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