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Louis Ellesmere Portway
Dates: 1886 - 1971
Biographical Account: Louis Ellesmere Portway was born in 1886 in Sheffield.  His father, William was a waiter and later a grocer.  Little is currently known about the life of Louis, other than in the 1911 census, he described his occupation as a 'clerk & collector.'  Evidently his collection included various items of exotic taxidermy, which were donated to the museum in the 1950s.
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