Thomas Worthington Barlow (1823? – 10 August 1856), was an English antiquary and naturalist.
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Barlow was the only son of William Worthington Barlow of Cranage, Cheshire. Educated for the legal profession, he became a member of Gray's Inn in May 1843, and was called to the bar 14 June 1848. The April before he had been elected a fellow of the Linnean Society, and was also an early member of the Wernerian Club. He afterwards lived at Manchester, where he practised as a special pleader and conveyancer. In 1853 he started an antiquarian miscellany called the Cheshire and Lancashire Historical Collector , the last number of which appeared in August 1855.
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He had previously published Cheshire, its Historical and Literary Associations (1852, enlarged edition 1855), and seventy copies of a Sketch of the History of the Church at Holmes Chapel, Cheshire (1853). In April 1856 he accepted the appointment of Queen's Advocate for Sierra Leone; but within less than four months after his arrival in the colony he fell a victim to the fatal climate, dying at Freetown on 10 August, aged 33. In addition to the works mentioned above, Barlow was the author of: A Chart of British Ornithology(1847), The Field Naturalist's Note Book (1848), The Mystic Number: a Glance at the System of Nature (1852), and Memoir of W. Broome, with Selections from his Works (1855).
Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, informally Salone, is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa. It is bordered by Liberia to the southeast and Guinea to the northeast. Sierra Leone has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savanna to rainforests. The country has a total area of 71,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi) and a population of 7,075,641 as of the 2015 census. Sierra Leone is a constitutional republic with a directly elected president and a unicameral legislature. The country's capital and largest city is Freetown. Sierra Leone is made up of five administrative regions: the Northern Province, North West Province, Eastern Province, Southern Province and the Western Area. These regions are subdivided into sixteen districts.
Freetown is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone. It is a major port city on the Atlantic Ocean and is located in the Western Area of the country. Freetown is Sierra Leone's major urban, economic, financial, cultural, educational and political centre, as it is the seat of the Government of Sierra Leone. The population of Freetown was 1,055,964 at the 2015 census.
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