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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/White, Gilbert

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WHITE, GILBERT, an English naturalist; born in Selborne, England, July 18, 1720. He wrote: “The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton” (1789); and a posthumous work edited from his papers, “The Naturalist's Calendar, with Observations in Various Branches of Natural History” (1795). Many naturalists have published editions of his works with annotations. John Burroughs wrote an introduction to the edition of 1895. His “Letters” were published in 1876. He died in Selborne, June 20, 1793.