Edgar Albert Smith

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1847 – 1916

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Who was Edgar Albert Smith?

Edgar Albert Smith was a British zoologist, a malacologist.

His father was the Frederick Smith, a well-known entomologist, and Assistant Keeper of Zoology in the British Museum, Bloomsbury. Edgar Albert Smith was educated both at the North London Collegiate School and privately, being well grounded in Latin amongst other subjects, as his excellent diagnoses bear witness.

Smith married in July 1876. Subsequently he and his wife had four sons and two daughters.

He gave more prominent attention to the fauna of the African Great Lakes and the marine molluscs of South Africa, and also the non-marine mollusk fauna of Borneo and New Guinea.

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Born
Nov 29, 1847
London
Also known as
  • E. A. Smith
Parents
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Education
  • North London Collegiate School
Died
Jul 22, 1916
Acton, London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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