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]

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. In that year he was appointed an assistant in the Natural History Museum of the Royal Dublin Society.[4]

More's major work was Cybele Hibernica (1866), with David Moore.[5]


  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. ^ *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: