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us: Harris, Moses, 1730-approximately 1788

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 17300415
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1788~
    • Associated Local

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Associated Local

        (naf) Canada
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        (naf) London (England)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Halifax (N.S.)
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        (lcsh) Entomology
          (lcsh) Graphic arts
            (lcsh) Drawing
              (lcsh) Engraving
                (lcsh) Miniature painting
                  (lcsh) Surveying
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                    (lcsh) Entomologists
                      (lcsh) Artists
                        (lcsh) Drafters
                          (lcsh) Engravers
                            (lcsh) Miniature painters
                              (lcsh) Surveyors
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                            • found: nuc88-138162: His The natural system of colours, ca. 1766 (hdg. on CtY rept.: Harris, Moses, 1731?-1785?; usage: Moses Harris)
                            • found: LC data base, 11-29-89 (hdg.: Harris, Moses, 1731?-1785?)
                            • found: A plan of Chebucto Harbour with the town of Hallefax, 1749 (by Moses Harris, surveyor, 1749)
                            • found: Oxford DNB online, 2 July 2014 (Moses Harris, Moses, entomologist and artist, was born in Churchyard Alley, Holborn, London, on 15 April 1730; from an early age showed great enthusiasm for entomology; in 1744 Harris was apprenticed to the geographer Charles Price; however, he did not complete his apprenticeship and with his wife travelled to Halifax, Nova Scotia; he arrived in June 1749 and was soon drawing the pictures of Halifax plants that were later reproduced in the Gentleman's Magazine ; he may also have been active in drawing plans of the proposed new settlement and its environs - his name appears as that of the surveyor of "A view of Halifax drawn from ye topmasthead" dated October 1749; there is no evidence that Harris stayed long in Canada, and it is likely he remained there less than a year before returning to London to pursue his interests in natural history and art; he was a clever practical entomologist as well as an accurate artist, who drew, engraved, and coloured all his own works; he was also a miniature painter of some renown; he died ca. 1788)
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