Sir John Ellerman, 2nd Baronet

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Sir John Reeves Ellerman, 2nd Baronet (21 December 1909 – 17 July 1973) was an English shipowner, natural historian and philanthropist.wikipedia
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Sir John Ellerman, 1st Baronet

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The only son and heir of the English shipowner and investor John Ellerman, he was often said to be Britain's richest man.
One possible reason is that from the early 1890s he lived with a woman called Hannah Glover, and had a daughter by her in 1894, but did not marry her until 1908, the year before the birth of his only son, who was also called John Ellerman.

Natural history

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Sir John Reeves Ellerman, 2nd Baronet (21 December 1909 – 17 July 1973) was an English shipowner, natural historian and philanthropist.

Philanthropy

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Sir John Reeves Ellerman, 2nd Baronet (21 December 1909 – 17 July 1973) was an English shipowner, natural historian and philanthropist.

Bryher (novelist)

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His sister was the writer Bryher.

Malvern College

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John Reeves Ellerman was educated at Malvern College, where as a teenager he wrote an anti-sport novel, Why Do They Like It?, under the pseudonym '''E.

Barrister

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He read for the bar at the Inner Temple before entering his father's shipping business.

Inner Temple

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He read for the bar at the Inner Temple before entering his father's shipping business.

Ellerman Lines

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He oversaw Ellerman Lines for many years, and was often said to be Britain's richest man.

Jews

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He also undertook various philanthropies and helped Jewish refugees to escape Nazi rule in Germany (his grandfather's homeland), earning the wrath of William Joyce ("Lord Haw-Haw") who attacked him by name in his propaganda broadcasts, incorrectly claiming that he was of Jewish descent.

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He also undertook various philanthropies and helped Jewish refugees to escape Nazi rule in Germany (his grandfather's homeland), earning the wrath of William Joyce ("Lord Haw-Haw") who attacked him by name in his propaganda broadcasts, incorrectly claiming that he was of Jewish descent.

Myocardial infarction

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He died of a sudden heart attack in 1973.

Ussuri tube-nosed bat

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In 1951, Ellerman and Morrison-Scott classified it as a subspecies of the little tube-nosed bat with a trinomen of Murina aurata ussuriensis.

Scimitar oryx

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Over a hundred years later, in 1951, Sir John Ellerman and Terence Morrison-Scott found that the name Oryx algazel was also ineligible for use.

Oryzomys

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Some of the new genera proposed were soon subsumed in Oryzomys again, and in The Families and Genera of Living Rodents (1941), John Ellerman listed Microryzomys, Oligoryzomys, Melanomys, Nesoryzomys, and Oecomys as synonyms of Oryzomys and included about 127 species in it.

Mindomys

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In his 1941 review The Families and Genera of Living Rodents, Sir John Ellerman retained ''N.

Pocock's highland rat

Pocock’s highland rat
Pocock's highland rat was first described by Sir John Ellerman, 2nd Baronet in 1941.

Elvira rat

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The species was first described by Sir John Ellerman in 1946.

Viverrinae

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Ellerman and Morrison-Scott also included the genus Prionodon.

Camerons Brewery

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In January 1974, Ellerman Lines acquired the 25 percent stake in Camerons previously owned by Sir John Ellerman, 2nd Baronet, who had died.

Luzon montane forest mouse

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Meanwhile, in Britain, John Ellerman had finally placed Mus datae with its relatives in Apomys, in 1941.