Biography and History

William Yarrell, an eminent British naturalist, was for many years a vice-president of the Zoological Society. He was also a Fellow of the Linnaean Society, and between 1825 and 1856 he contributed eighty-one papers to scientific societies and journals. He was the author of A History of British Fishes and A History of British Birds. At his death, his collection of British fish and other specimens were purchased by the Trustees of the British Museum.

Source: From the finding aid for C0603