William Bullock


The Bullock Museum was famous throughout Europe for its wonderful array of curios and natural history specimens. However its owner, William Bullock sold it in 1818 to travel to Mexico and used his son’s temporary residence in the country as an agent for a British Mining company, to collect various exotic birds. The Bullocks were the first naturalists to collect in Mexico. His findings contributed to ‘A synopsis of Birds discovered in Mexico’ in The Philosophical Magazine (1827), a short account packed full of high novelties.

'The Bird Collectors' B & R Mearns

On William Bullock's Egyptian Hall in London: https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums-and-archives/hunterian-museum/past-exhibitions/londons-lost-museums/william-bullocks-eqyptian-hall/

Bullock was back in London by 1843 and died on the 7th of March 1849 at 14 Harley Terrace, Chelsea, at age 76. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Chelsea.
  • Gender
  • Relationship
    Collector, Previous owner
  • Nationality
  • Born
  • Place of birth
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Died
  • Place of death
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London: Kensington and Chelsea: Chelsea
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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