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Bulloch History with Roger Allen

‘Bug man’ Abbott adopts Bulloch

    Englishman John Abbott was nuts about bugs. As a child, his parents noticed that wherever he went, he wanted to catch and then draw the biggest and the most unusual insects, no matter what kind. Born on either May 31st or June 1st of 1751, he was soon apprenticed to the famous artist and engraver Jacob Bonneau in his London, England, studio. As his skill increased, he eventually got the attention of Dru Drury of the Royal Society of Entomologists, whom he convinced to pay for him to travel to the "New World." In July of 1773, he set sail ...

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