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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 731 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRANCIS TREVELYAN BUCKLAND (1826–188o), English zoolpgist, son of Dean William Buckland the geologist, was born at Oxford on the 17th of December 1826. He was educated at Winchester and Christ Church, taking his degree in 1848, and then adopted the medical profession, studying at St George's hospital, London, where he became house-surgeon in 1852. The pursuit of anatomy led him to a good deal of out-of-the-way research in zoology, and in 1856 he became a regular writer on natural history for the newly established Field, particularly on the subject of fish. In 1866 he started Land and Water on similar lines. In 1867 he was appointed government inspector of fisheries, and in the course of his work travelled constantly about the country, being largely responsible for the increased attention paid to the scientific side of pisciculture. Among his publications, besides articles and official reports, were Fish Hatching (1863), Curiosities of Natural History (4 vols., 1857–1872), Logbook of a Fisherman (1875), Natural History of British Fishes (1881). He died on the 19th of December 1880. See Life by G. C. Bompas (1885).
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