Alfred Ronalds, Gratwich

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Date:1835 - 1845 (c.)

Description:A silhouette portrait of Alfred Ronalds, published in the 11th edition of 'The Fly-Fisher's Entomology' (1913).

Alfred Ronalds (1802-1860) arrived in Staffordshire in 1829, where he wrote a book on fly fishing that is regarded as a classic. He built an observatory for his research on the River Blithe adjacent to his home Leafields near Gratwich. 'The Fly-Fisher’s Entomology' was first published in 1836 and numerous editions have been issued since. Ronalds also designed and made fishing tackle, some of which continued to be sold for over a century.

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Image courtesy of: Dr Beverley Ronalds

Donor ref:Alfred Ronalds (55/46178)

Source: Miscellaneous Collection

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