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Gurney, Robert, 1879-1950


  • [His wife was Sarah Gamzu Gurney, née Garstang, generally known by her second name Gamzu]

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    • Gurney, R. (Robert), 1879-1950
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    • found: British fresh-water Copepoda, 1931-:t.p. (Robert Gurney)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 31, 2015(Robert Gurney; born 31 July 1879 in Norfolk; died 5 March 1950; zoologist from the Gurney family, most famous for his monographs on British Freshwater Copepoda (1931-1933) and the Larvae of Decapod Crustacea (1942). He was not affiliated with any institution, but worked at home, initially in Norfolk, and later near Oxford. He travelled to North Africa and Bermuda, and received material from other foreign expeditions, including the Terra Nova Expedition (1910-1913) and the Discovery Investigations of the 1920s and 1930s. A number of organisms are named in honour of Robert Gurney. He married, Gamzu Garstang, 1878-1972, the sister of his friend Walter Garstang) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gurney
    • found: A book about plants and trees: a simple guide to nature study for boy scouts and girl guides, 1920 (R. and S.G. Gurney)
    • found: Journal of crustacean biology, vol. 9, issue 2 (1989)pp. 351-355 (Robert Gurney, 1879-1950; the fourth son of John Gurney of Sprowston Hall, Norfolk; devoted himself to zoological research and community service, particularly through the Boy Scout movement; never held a professional zoological position but worked from his private laboratory at home, initially in Norfolk and later at Boars Hill near Oxford; although most of his published work was based on the microscopical study of morphology, he was an excellent field naturalist)
    • found: The Times (London, England), 14 March 1950:obits (Dr. Robert Gurney; a zoologist of rare scholarship and a world-wide authority on the smaller crustacea; a nature lover and pioneer of freshwater biology; especially interested in freshwater copepoda and and the larvae of marine decapod crustacea; he took a keen interest in the Boy Scout movement)
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    • [His wife was Sarah Gamzu Gurney, née Garstang, generally known by her second name Gamzu]
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    • [Formerly on undifferentated name record: n 85384580]
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    • 2015-03-31: new
    • 2016-05-20: revised
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