Ref NoMS/229b
TitleNotes and index - J. Couch
AdminHistoryJonathan Couch (1789 - 1870) was a British naturalist.

Couch was born on 15 March 1789 to Richard and Philippa Couch in Polperro, Cornwall. He received a classical education and worked with local medical men, before entering Guy's and St. Thomas's hospital in 1808. He returned to Polperro and worked there as the doctor until his death in 1870. Couch was a keen natural historian, with a particular interest in ichthyology (the study of fishes) and he gathered a large number of fish specimens, using local fishermen to assist him.

He wrote a number of publications, including 'Cornish Fauna', and 'A History of the Fishes of the British Islands', with coloured illustrations from his own drawings, (4 vols., London, 1860-65). He was married twice and had 3 sons. He died on 13 April 1870.
DescriptionNotes and index by Jonathan Couch in M.E.Bloch's 'Ichthyologie ou Histoire Naturelle des Poissons' [Translation: 'Ichthyology or Natural History of Fishes'], Berlin, (1796) parts 5 and 6, 'Planches des Poissons' [Translation: Plates of fishes] [MS/229].
Datec. 1857
LevelFile
ExtentInsert and notes in MS/229
LanguageEnglish
Related MaterialMS/229, MS/229a
NotesNotes and index are at the start of the volume.
Creator NameCouch, Jonathan
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