Last Name Bennett
First Name Alfred William
Other Last Name
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Birth Date 1833
Death Date 1902
Gender m
Biographical Notes
Biographical Annotation The publisher of Our English Lakes, Mountains, and Waterfalls, Alfred William Bennett was a bookseller and botanist. He held a BA in chemistry, as well as an MA and BSc. In 1858, he married and began his business as a bookseller and publisher. He was among the first Victorian publishers to use photography to illustrate his books. A decade later, he gave up his business to teach at Bedford College and St. Thomas’s Hospital, London. He was a member of several societies for botanical research, including the Linnean Society and the Royal Microscopical Society. [info from ODNB]
Nationality English
Person URI
Resident In the Lake District No
Resident In London Yes
Resident Outside UK No
Travel Outside UK Yes
Birthplace Clapham
Deathplace London