Anna Thynne with her daughters Selina and Emily
Anna Constantia Beresford
Walford, Waterford, Ireland
|Died||22 April 1866|
|Known for||marine zoology|
|Spouse(s)||Lord John Thynne (1798–1881)|
Lady John Thynne (born Anna Constantia Beresford; 1806–1866) was a British marine zoologist. She built the first stable and sustained marine aquarium in 1846 and maintained corals and sponges for over three years. She was married to Lord John Thynne (1798–1881; as such she was entitled to the style "Lady John Thynne"), a Canon and Sub-Dean of Westminster Abbey, and the third son of Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath.
"On the increase of Madrepores". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. London: Taylor and Francis. 3 (29): 449–461. 1859.
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- William Atford LLoyd (1876). "Aquaria : their Past, Present, and Future". The American Naturalist. Cambridge, MA: The Riverside Press. X: 615. doi:10.1086/271750.
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