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Dr. Alfred P. Maudslay

Nature volume 127, pages 345346 (07 March 1931) | Download Citation



ALFRED PERCIVAL MAUDSLAY passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 22, in his eightyfirst year, at Morney Cross, near Hereford. Born on Mar. 18,1850, at Lower Norwood Lodge, he attended first a boarding school at Tunbridge Wells and then went to Harrow. He was keen in all forms of sport, particularly fishing, and shot for his school in the winning team for the Ashburton Shield. Leaving school, he proceeded to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, of which he was made an honorary fellow in 1923. A visit to the West Indies was made in 1872, and from Panama and Guatemala he went north to San Francisco, on his way to New York, and there met his future wife, a daughter of Governor Morris of Old Morrisania, New York. The following year, accompanied by his brother, he visited Iceland, making the ardous trip round the island, but he also tells of many pleasant days fly-fishing.

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