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Cole, Francis Joseph, 1872-1959 (zoologist)



  • Existence: 1872 - 1959


F.J. Cole was born in London on 3 February 1872 in London. After an initial career in journalism, he studied zoology at Oxford. He worked under Professor Cossar Ewart at Edinburgh before being appointed lecturer in zoology at Liverpool in 1894. In 1906 he was appointed lecturer in zoology at University College, Reading, and the following year became the first chair of zoology. During his time at Reading he founded the Museum of Comparative Anatomy, now the Cole Museum of Zoology. He died on 27 January 1959.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Letter of F.J. Cole to Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 3 Feb. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/44
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Comprises single items or small collections, chiefly correspondence, donated to or purchased by Cambridge University Library. Together with a number of items and fragments found in Cambridge University Library books and bindings.

Dates: 3 Feb. 1945
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