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Robert Oliver Cunningham (1841 - 1918):
Naturalist


Robert Cunningham was born in Scotland and was educated at Edinburgh University. He went on a scientific expedition and published his chief work, The Natural History of the Straits of Magellan, in 1871. He contributed papers to the Zoological Society and the Linnean Society, the latter based on his voyage to Patagonia. In 1871 he was appointed Professor of Natural History at Queen's College, Belfast, a position which he occupied for thirty-one years, during which time he had various degrees and a fellowship conferred upon him. He died in Devonshire.

Born: 1841
Died: 1918
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