HEPBURN, James

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HEPBURN, James Edward (1811-1869), London-born ornithologist who lived in San Francisco, then Victoria, making natural history collections.

On April 16, 1869, Hepburn died suddenly at Victoria, Vancouver Island, where he is buried. Although not mentioned in his will, his relations presented his zoological collections to the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge in October, 1870. A few skins went to the Smithsonian Institution.



Hepburn collected on

  • Farallon Islands (1859)



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Farallon Islands unknown NMNH 1859 USNM-B2117 Uria aalge Birds
Farallon Islands unknown NMNH 1859 USNM-B36831 Uria aalge Birds
Farallon Islands James Hepburn NMNH undated (19th century) B2358.4141013 Phalacrocorax auritus Birds
Farallon Islands James Hepburn NMNH undated (19th century) B2353.4141010 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Birds
Farallon Islands James Hepburn NMNH June 24, 1859 USNM-A13730.4139196 Cepphus columba Birds
Farallon Islands James Hepburn NMNH June 27, 1859 USNM-A13732.4139197 Cerorhinca monocerata Birds
Farallon Islands James Hepburn NMNH June 29, 1859 USNM-A13729 Fratercula cirrhata Birds
Farallon Islands James Hepburn NMNH July 3, 1859 A13733.4139198 Phalacrocorax auritus albociliatus Birds
Farallon Islands James Hepburn NMNH July 5, 1859 USNM-A13727.4139194 Uria aalge californica Birds