The New International Encyclopædia/Gosse, Philip Henry

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GOSSE, Philip Henry (1810-88). An

English naturalist, born at Worcester, England. From 1827 to 1835 he lived in Newfoundland as a merchant, from 1835 to 1838 in Canada as a farmer, and from 1838 to 1839 in Alabama as a teacher. In 1844 he visited Jamaica to study the birds there. He was an accurate observer of animal life, and a voluminous and most agreeable writer. In 1856 he was made F.R.S. Gosse did a great work in advancing and popularizing marine zoölogy, and the influence he exerted was widespread and lasting. Among his publications are: The Canadian Naturalist (1840); Birds of Jamaica (1851); Natural History (1848-51); Marine Zoölogy (1856); Evenings with the Microscope (1859); Letters from Alabama (1859).