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James Fletcher (28/3/1852-8/11/1908)



James Fletcher
Entomologist, botanist, author, and civil servant.

Born 28 March 1852 in Ash, near Rochester, Kent, England, second son of Joseph Flitcroft Fletcher and Mary Ann Hayward, one of nine children.
Educated at King’s School in Rochester.
1871 became a clerk in Bank of British North America, London.
Transferred to Montreal in 1874, then Ottawa 1875.
Became assistant in Library of Parliament 1 July 1876.
1876 Joined Entomological Society of Ontario.
A founder of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club 1879.
Married 1879 Eleanor Gertrude Schreiber, (eldest daughter of Collingwood Schreiber), two daughters.
June 1884 appointment as honorary dominion entomologist and botanist, a post which became permanent 1 July 1887.
1885 Fellow Royal Society of Canada.
1886 FLS London.
1889 First manager of the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, now the Fletcher Wildlife Garden.
1896 Awarded an honorary LLD by Queen’s College, Kingston, Ontario.
1906 published (with George Harold Clark) the pictorial "Farm weeds of Canada".
1906 Fellow of American Entomological Society.
Died 8 Nov. 1908 in Montreal.

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