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Eagle, Francis King, 1784-1856 (botanist)



  • Existence: 1784 - 1856


Francis King Eagle was born at Lakenheath, Suffolk, in 1784, and educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar from the Middle Temple in 1809, and was afterwards a Bencher (1839) and Treasurer (1847) of his Inn. He settled at Bury St. Edmunds about 1831, became a county court judge in 1847, and died at Bury in June 1856.

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Botanical correspondence of F.K. Eagle: Letters to him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8184
Scope and Contents Eagle was a keen botanist, with a particular interest in mosses and lichens, which are the subject of most of the present correspondence. After Eagle's death his collection of mosses was bought by Sir Henry Bunbury (1778-1860), 7th Baronet, of Barton Hall near Bury (Add.8184/42). Some or all of Eagle's botanical correspondence seems to have passed to his fellow Bury botanist, Edmund Skepper (1825-67). Skepper's widow gave the letters of William Wilson listed below (and probably also the...
Dates: 1800 (Mid-19th century)
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