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Thomas Bellerby Wilson

Thomas Bellerby Wilson

American biologist
Thomas Bellerby Wilson
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Intro American biologist
Was Naturalist Physician Zoologist Scientist Entomologist
From United States of America
Type Biology Healthcare Science Social science
Gender male
Birth 17 January 1807, Philadelphia, USA
Death 15 March 1865, Newark, USA (aged 58 years)
Star sign Capricorn
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Thomas Bellerby Wilson (1807–1865)

Thomas Bellerby Wilson (1807, Philadelphia – 1865) was an American naturalist. Wilson was educated first at a Quaker school in Philadelphia, then in Darlington, England, and then at the University of Paris, France and Trinity College in Ireland. In 1828 he entered the University of Pennsylvania training as a physician. He lived in Philadelphia until 1833, then moved to New London Pennsylvania. In 1841 he moved to Newark, Delaware. He joined the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and was their principal benefactor and donor. His (26,000 specimens bird collections bird collection was housed in the academy building, which was enlarged for the purpose of its display.

Wilson made many field trips in the US to collect birds, reptiles, fish and insects, minerals, fossils and shells . He also purchased entire collections of specimens and libraries by mail and during his five trips to Europe. One such collection was that of François Victor Masséna (12,500 bird specimens).

Wilson was one of the founders of the American Entomological Society

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 03 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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