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Mr. F. Merrifield

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BY the death at Brighton on May 28 of Frederic Merrifield, at the venerable age of ninety-three years, British entomology loses one of its best known and most highly esteemed representatives. Mr. Merrifield was the son of a barrister of the Middle Temple, and was himself called to the Bar so long ago as November 1853. His mother, Mary Philadelphia Merrifield, was a lady of high scientific attainments, who quite late in life acquired a knowledge of the Norwegian language in order to correspond with Prof. Agardh on the subject of Algae, on which she was a recognised authority. Up to her death in 1888 at an advanced age, she was a frequent contributor to NATURE, and there can be no doubt that her son derived from her that wide interest and devotion to natural science which marked the whole of his long life.

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W., J. Mr. F. Merrifield. Nature 113, 933 (1924). https://doi.org/10.1038/113933a0

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