Robert Bruce Napoleon Walker

Donor to Natural History and Ethnology collections.

Robert Bruce Napoleon Walker was a trader working for the Liverpool firm of Hatton & Cookson. Walker lived in West Africa from the early-1850s until the late-1890s, and spent most of this time in present-day Gabon. During the 1860s and 1870s he corresponded with T. J. Moore, the Curator of the museum in Liverpool, and supplied ethnographic and especially zoological specimens to the museum, and also to the British Museum, and to museums in Leeds, Manchester, and Birmingham.
[Source: N. McMillan, ‘Robert Bruce Napoleon Walker, F.R.G.S., F.A.S., F.G.S., C.M.Z.S. (1832-1901), West African trader, explorer and collector of zoological specimens’, Archives of Natural History, 23:1 (1996), 125-41.]
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