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CodePX21
Dates1847-1929
Person NameLankester; Sir; Edwin Ray (1847-1929); Zoologist; Director of the British Museum (Natural History)
SurnameLankester
ForenamesEdwin Ray
PreTitleSir
EpithetZoologist; Director of the British Museum (Natural History)
ActivityMuseum Staff: Appointed Director of the BM (NH) 1898-1907, Keeper in Department of Zoology 1890, retired 1907.
Educated at St Paul's School, Downing College, Cambridge, and Christ Church, Oxford. 1870 Radcliffe Travelling Fellow; 1872 Fellow & Lecturer, Exeter College; 1893 Linacre Professor of Zoology & Comparative Anatomy. 1874-1890 Professor of Zoology & Comparative Anatomy at UCL. Elected to Royal Society 1875; awarded Royal Medal of the Royal Society 1885; appointed Linacre Professor of Comparative Anatomy at Oxford 1890; 1896 vice-president.
RelationshipsEldest son of Edwin Lankester
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