William Arderon

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William Arderon (1703–1767) was an English naturalist.

Life[edit]

Arderon moved from Yorkshire to Norwich as an excise officer. There influential contacts for him the post of managing clerk at the New Mills. He became close to Henry Baker to whose works on the microscope he contributed.[1]

Arderon was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1745, and was later regarded as the founder of a school of naturalists and men of science in Norwich. He died 25 November 1767, and was buried in Heigham churchyard, near Norwich.[1]

Works[edit]

Arderon made numerous contributions to the Philosophical Transactions. He also left manuscripts on subjects connected with natural history and microscopy, journals, and correspondence with Henry Baker.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c  Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1885). "Arderon, William". Dictionary of National Biography 2. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainStephen, Leslie, ed. (1885). "Arderon, William". Dictionary of National Biography 2. London: Smith, Elder & Co.