Frederick Du Cane Godman
Frederick Du Cane Godman was one of the great naturalists of Britain in an age of naturalists. He built South Lodge in Lower Beeding as his family home and then funded and took part in explorations of South America publishing a monumental study of over 60 volumes.
One of Frederick Du Cane Godman’s collections included the works of John Gould, ornithologist and bird artist, who worked alongside Charles Darwin. This exhibition includes 19th century original plates from Gould’s publications.
He also collected outstanding Islamic pottery now the centrepiece of the British Museum new gallery. This small exhibition looks at the family, local connections and the collections. This exhibition is a taster for a much larger exhibition in 2020.
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