Cedric Bucknall

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Cedric Bucknall, born 2 May 1849 in Bath and died 12 December, 1921, was an English organist and botanist.

Life[edit]

He was the son of John Bucknall and Elizabeth Bassett. He married Abbie Cecilia Frye on 27 April 1873 in West Hackney.

Children:

  • Janet Mary Bucknall b. 1874 in Southwell
  • Arthur Bucknall b. 1875
  • Basil Charles Bucknall b. 1877
  • Dorothea Cecilia Bucknall b. 1879
  • Constance Caroline Bucknall b. 1881
  • Harold Bucknall b. 1882
  • Cedric Gordon Bucknall b. 1885

He was buried in Cranford Cemetery, Westbury on Trym, Bristol.

Career[edit]

He held posts of:

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Botany[edit]

He was a distinguished amateur botanist, using every opportunity to travel across Europe and collect plants, which he then catalogued at leisure once home. His obiturist James Walter White intimates that Bucknall's original enthusiasm for music waned with the monotony of his jobs, and his real passion was for science, particularly botany. He travelled to "Carinthia, the Apennines, Naples, Sicily, the Baleares, and Southern Spain", in a typical fortnight amassing four hundred species. Fungi of the Bristol District described 1431 species, many of which he illustrated himself, and "100 of these were new to Britain or to science".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, James Walter (1922). "Obituary of Clarence Bucknall". Journal of botany, British and foreign. v. 60 1922: 65–67. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  2. ^ Cathedral Organists, John E. West, London, Novello and Company, 1899.
  3. ^ White, James Walter (1922). "Obituary of Clarence Bucknall". Journal of botany, British and foreign. v. 60 1922: 65–67. Retrieved 31 July 2018.

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