Person    | Male  Born 4/11/1816  Died 19/12/1912

William Tegetmeier

Naturalist and journalist. Born William Bernhardt Tegetmeier at High Street, Colnbrook Buckinghamshire. A founding member of the Savage Club, and a writer and journalist. He befriended Charles Darwin, and his studies on pigeon breeding and the hexagonal cells constructed by bees were influential in developing ideas on evolution. Died in Hampstead.

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William Tegetmeier

William B. Tegetmeier, 1816 - 1912, naturalist, beekeeper, racing pigeon pion...

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James "Bronterre" O'Brien

James "Bronterre" O'Brien

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William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount

William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount

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Sunbeam

Sunbeam

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Claudia Jones

Claudia Jones

Born Trinidad. Moved to New York where she became a Communist. Caught up in the McCarthy trials she was imprisoned and then extradited to Britain in December 1955.  Became a community organiser aft...

Person, Community / Clubs, Journalism / Publishing, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Caribbean Islands

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