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Glover, Townendlocked

(20 February 1813–07 September 1883)
  • W. Conner Sorensen


Glover, Townend (20 February 1813–07 September 1883), entomologist, was born in or near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the son of Henry Glover, a merchant, and Mary Townend. Glover’s parents died when he was young, and he was educated by relatives in Leeds, England, where he demonstrated an aptitude for art and natural history. Upon receiving his inheritance at age twenty-one, he left his apprenticeship with woolen merchants in Leeds to study art for two years at the Munich Art Gallery. Despite extreme myopia, he excelled in painting still life in oil. Returning to England, he opened a painting studio, but in 1836 he visited the United States, where, captivated by the natural beauty, he remained. As a sportsman-naturalist he roamed from New Rochelle, New York, to the Carolinas, Louisiana, and Texas, with rod and gun, on horseback and on foot....

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