Anna Thynne

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Anna Thynne
Anna Constantia (née Beresford), Lady Thynne; Selina Thynne; Emily Thynne by Richard James Lane.jpg
Anna Thynne with her daughters Selina and Emily
Anna Constantia Beresford

Walford, Waterford, Ireland[2]
Died22 April 1866
Known formarine zoology
Spouse(s)Lord John Thynne (1798–1881)
Scientific career

Lady John Thynne (born Anna Constantia Beresford; 1806–1866) was a British marine zoologist.[1] She built the first stable and sustained marine aquarium in 1846 and maintained corals and sponges for over three years.[3] 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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  1. ^ a b Stott, Rebecca, Theatres of Glass: The woman who brought the sea to the city, Short Books, 2003.
  2. ^ "Anne Constantia Thynne (Beresford; c.1800 - 1866)". Geni.[unreliable source?]
  3. ^ William Atford LLoyd (1876). "Aquaria : their Past, Present, and Future". The American Naturalist. Cambridge, MA: The Riverside Press. X: 615. doi:10.1086/271750.