Cornelius Joseph Tumanowicz
Biographical Account: Tumanowicz was a Polish exile, living in England in the mid 19th century. He probably left Poland during the instability in the country in the 1830s and 40s, arriving at some point before 1839. He taught drawing and languages, probably German, for much of his life, mostly in and around Hastings. He spent some of his leisure time beach combing, collecting and pressing seaweeds and other marine life. He became friends with Margaret Gatty, possibly from 1848, and the two corresponded for many years. Margaret sometimes referred to Tumanowicz as her 'South Pole.' He apparently had a tendency to send specimens that were too small to be identified, which Margaret called 'Tumanowiczian. It was one of Tumanowicz's specimens that Gatty identified as being new to science. She requested that it be named tumanowiczii in his honour.