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The Gibraltar Collections: Gilbert White (1720--1793) and John White (1727--1780), and the Naturalist and Author Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723--1788) (2007)


Gilbert White's preparation of Selborne (1789) was significantly influenced by his tutoring of his brother, John, at Gibraltar. John White lived at Gibraltar as chaplain to the garrison from 1756 to 1772. Prompted by his brother, he began to study natural history during the last few years of his chaplaincy and sent to England (for study by his brother) several consignments of specimens across the entire field of natural history; he also wrote for advice about his studies to the naturalist Giovanni Scopoli and, on return to England, prepared for publication a Fauna Calpensis.

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Authors & Contributors
Wolfshohl, Clarence
Nelson, E. Charles
Rose, Edward P. F.
Tyldesley, J. B.
Maddox, Lucy B.
Scopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Archives of Natural History
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Journal of the British Astronomical Association
Eighteenth-Century Life
Critical Survey
Literature and Aesthetics
University of North Carolina Press
Pallant House Gallery
Natural history
Science and art
Scientific illustration
Visual representation; visual communication
Electrical meteorology; optical meteorology
White, Gilbert
White, John
Scopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Smollett, Tobias George
White, Benjamin
Smith, James
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
16th century
20th century
British Isles
Great Britain
Australia; New Zealand
British Museum

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