See also:English writer and lecturer on natural
See also:history, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the 21st of
See also:July 1827 . He was educated at
See also:Ashbourne grammar school and at Merton
See also:Oxford; and after he had taken his degree in 1848 he worked for two years in the anatomical museum at Christ
See also:Church under
See also:Henry Acland . In 1852 he was ordained a deacon of the Church of England, became curate of the
See also:parish of St
See also:Thomas the
See also:Martyr, Oxford, and also took up the
See also:post of
See also:chaplain to the Boatmen's Floating
See also:Chapel at Oxford . He was ordained
See also:priest in 1854, and in that
See also:year gave up his curacy to devote himself for a
See also:time to
See also:work . In 1858 he accepted a readership at Christ Church, Newgate Street, and he was assistant-chaplain to St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, from 1856 until 1862 . Between 1868 and 1876 he held the
See also:office of precentor to the Canterbury Diocesan Choral Union . After 1876 he devoted himself to the production of books and to delivering in all parts of the
See also:country lectures on zoology, which he illustrated by
See also:drawing on a black-
See also:board or on large sheets of
See also:white-paper with coloured crayons . These "
See also:sketch lectures," as he called them, were very popular, and made his name widely known both in
See also:Great Britain and in the
See also:United States . In 1883—1884 he delivered the
See also:Lowell lectures at Boston .
See also:Wood wasfor a time editor of the Boy's Own
See also:Magazine . His most important work was a Natural History in three volumes, but he was better known by the series of books which began with
See also:Objects of the
See also:Shore, and which included popular monographs on shells, moths, beetles, the microscope and Common Objects of the Country . Our
See also:Garden Friends and Foes was another
See also:book which found hosts of appreciative readers .
He died at
See also:Coventry on the 3rd of
See also:March 1889 .
ANTHONY A2 WOOD (1632-1695)
MRS HENRY [ELLEN] WOOD (1814—1887)
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