Sidney Frederic Harmer

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Sir Sidney Frederic Harmer FRS[1] (9 March 1862 – 22 October 1950) was a British zoologist. He was President of the Linnean Society 1927-1931 and was awarded the Linnean Medal in 1934.[2]

Sidney Harmer was Superintendent of the Cambridge University Museum of Zoology from 1892-1908.[3] Harmer was Keeper of Zoology at the Natural History Museum from 1909 to 1921 and director of the Museum from 1919 to 1927.[4] His research library is held in the National Marine Biological Library at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth.

He was the father of Russell Harmer, the gold-medal winning British sailor, and great uncle of the actress and writer Juliet Harmer, best known for her role in the 1960s TV series Adam Adamant Lives!


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