Tuesday, March 27, 2007


CaMPaGULAN has a new member. Courtesy of this link, I bring you...

Percy Roycroft Lowe (1870-1948), O.B.E., M.B., B.C., M.A., M.B.O.U., was born at Stamford, Lincolnshire. He went to Jesus College, Cambridge, and then studied medicine at Guy's Hospital, London. Lowe began studying and collecting birds while serving as a civilian surgeon in the South African War in 1899. As a private physician he made six yachting voyages to the Caribbean with his employer. Lowe's book, A naturalist on desert islands (1911) describes these cruises. In 1919 he joined the staff of The Natural History Museum London in charge of birds. Lowe was President (1938-1943) and Medallist of the British Ornithologists' Union, Chairman (1927-1930) of the British Ornithologists' Club and editor of its

I believe this particular Percy has set some sort of record for very gratuitous use of letters after names. I don't even know what 'B.C.' is?!

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