William Bowles

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Bowles, William, a naturalist, was born in Ireland, and died in Spain in 1780. He was the author of several works on the natural history and productions of that country. Buckle speaks of him as having endeavoured to arouse in Spain an interest in mineralogy. A genus of Peruvian plants has been named after him.

Note from Addenda:

Bowles, William, was born in Ireland in 1720, and died in Spain in 1780. His chief works were: Introduction to the Natural History and Physical Geography of Spain; Memoir on the Mines of Germany and Spain; History of the Locusts of Spain.[233]

Sources

34. Biographie Générale. 46 vols. Paris, 1855-'66. An interleaved copy, copiously noted by the late Dr. Thomas Fisher, Assistant Librarian of Trinity College, Dublin.

233. Manuscript and Special Information, and Current Periodicals.

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