Image: John Gould in 1875

John Gould in 1875

John Gould in later life. Frontispiece for R. Bowdler Sharpe, An Analytical Index to the Works of the Late John Gould. London: Henry Southeran, 1893

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Gould died in 1881, leaving a priceless collection of 12,395 specimens and a legacy of scientific knowledge. he chose his own epitaph: John Gould the Bird Man.

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