Alexander Goodman More

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Alexander Goodman More FRSE FLS MRIA (5 September 1830 – 22 March 1895) was a British naturalist.[1][2]

Life[edit]

Born in London, More was educated at Rugby School, and matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1850.[3] He did not graduate, however, though he remained at Trinity until 1855: periods of illness interrupted his studies. He did make contact with a number of botanists and ornithologists there. Then until 1867 he occupied himself with natural history. From 1867 to 1887 In that year he was Curator of the Natural History Museum of the Royal Dublin Society.[4][5]

In 1887 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were Alexander Dickson, Ramsay Heatley Traquair, Robert Gray and Alexander Buchan.[6]

Publications[edit]

  • Cybele Hibernica (1866), with David Moore.[7]
  • On the Distribution of Birds in Great Britain (1865)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Life and letters of Alexander Goodman More, F.R.S.E., F.L.S., M.R.I.A., with selections from his zoological and botanical writings; (1898)". California Digital Library. 
  2. ^ Boase, Frederic (1921). "More, Alexander Goodman". Modern English biography: containing many thousand concise memoirs of persons who have died during the years 1850–1900. vol. 6, L-Z. p. 243. 
  3. ^ "More, Alexander Goodman (MR849AG)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ Nelson, E. Charles. "More, Alexander Goodman". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/54094.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  5. ^ BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF FORMER FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH 1783 – 2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X. 
  6. ^ BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF FORMER FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH 1783 – 2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X. 
  7. ^ *Timothy Collins, Dodos and Discord: A Biographical Note on A.G. Melville of Queen's College Galway, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society Vol. 50, (1998), pp. 90-111, at p. 104 note 4. Published by: Galway Archaeological & Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25550197