The North East has a fascinating legacy of men and women who have made a contribution to our knowledge of the natural world and our appreciation of it. Find out about them here.
This includes scientists, naturalists and artists. We are very fortunate to have the personal material of these people, much of which has been donated to us by their families, friends and colleagues. This includes items such as artwork, letters, notebooks and photographs.
You can follow the links below for biographies and stories about some of these people and their archive material.
William Falla (1799-18360), Gateshead Nurseryman
Fred Grey (1911-1997), Inspirational English teacher and Ornithologist
Rev John Edward Hull (1863-1960), Expert on Spiders and local dialect.