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George Newbold Lawrence

Born: Oct 20, 1806

Death: Jan 17, 1895

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

George Newbold Lawrence

Date of Birth : Oct 20, 1806
Date of Death : Jan 17, 1895
Birth Place : United States of America

George Newbold Lawrence was an American businessman and amateur ornithologist. Lawrence conducted Pacific bird surveys for Spencer Fullerton Baird and John Cassin, and the three men co-authored Birds of North America in 1860. He sold his collection of 8,000 bird skins to the American Museum of Natural History in 1887. Fellow ornithologists honored him by naming one bird genus and 20 species after him, including both the scientific and common name of the Lawrence's Goldfinch, first described by Cassin in 1852.

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