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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Gosse, Philip Henry

GOSSE, PHILIP HENRY, an English naturalist; born in Worcester, England, April 10, 1810. In 1827 he went to Newfoundland as a clerk, and was afterward in turn farmer in Canada, schoolmaster in Alabama, and professional naturalist in Jamaica. Returning to England, he published “Canadian Naturalist” (1840). He wrote “Birds of Jamaica” (1851); “A Naturalist's Sojourn in Jamaica” (1851); “Naturalist's Ramble on the Devonshire Coast” (1853); “Aquarium” (1854); “Manual of Marine Zoölogy” (1855-1856); “Romance of Natural History” (1860-1862), his best known work; “Actinologia Britannica” (1860); “Popular British Ornithology” (1853). In the year 1886 he placed in the hands of Dr. C. T. Hudson the notes and drawings of a lifetime on the microscopic study of the Rotifera. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1856. He died in Torquay, Devon, in 1888.