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Charles Waterton Section
His great interest in nature took him to both South and North America. His travels were recorded in his book 'Wanderings in South America, The North-West of the United States, and The Antilles in the Years 1812, 1816, 1820 & 1824'.
Waterton's Nature Reserve
Waterton's enclosure of his property, after he came to reside on it, by a continuous high wall, and his banishment of the gun within its circumference - through which acts he instituted, so far as I know, the first bird-sanctuary, so that, in my opinion, it is his statue that ought really to be set up in Hyde Park.
Edmund Selous, 1st May 1925.
Introduction in Waterton's Wanderings.
the social and literary celebrities of the century,
it would be impossible to omit mention
of an old and valued friend,
the great naturalist, Charles Waterton."
Mrs William Pitt Byrne,
Social Hours With Celebrities,
Gossip of the Century, 1898.
The front page picture includes part of the painting of
Charles Waterton by Charles Willson Peale.
The full painting is displayed elsewhere on this site courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery in London.
■ The painting itself is in the National Portrait Gallery.
pioneering Victorian eco-warrior.