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Crotch, George Robert, 1842-74 (entomologist and writer)



George Robert Crotch (1842-1874) entomologist and writer, was born at Bishop's Hull, Somerset. Crotch became interested in insects, especially Coleoptera, whilst an undergraduate at Cambridge University. He matriculated at St John's College, Cambridge, in 1861 (B.A., 1864; M.A., 1867), and became an assistant at the University Library in 1866, and second assistant librarian, 1867-1871. . In 1873 he accepted a position as assistant from Louis Agassiz at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology before emigrating to the United States. Crotch was the author of a number of books, including Checklist of the Coleoptera of America (1873) and A revision of the Coleopterous family Coccinellidae (1874). He died in Philadelphia on 16 June 1874.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:


Genera of birds, 1855-1871

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/12
Dates: 1855-1871

George Crotch and Joseph Ebsworth: Extracts and Notes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5374
Dates: 1860-1868

George Robert Crotch: Letter to A. Miller

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/323

George Robert Crotch: Letters to Emily Coulden

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5713
Dates: 1872-1875

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