William Ruxton Davison

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William Ruxton Davison (born 1850 - died January 25, 1893) was a British ornithologist and collector. Davison was born in Burma but grew up mainly in Ootacamund in southern India. He worked as a private collector and museum curator for Allan Octavian Hume before taking up a position in 1887 as the first director of Raffles Museum in Singapore. He is thought to have committed suicide and died of an opium overdose.

Mr. Davison was present at the dinner party at the home of A. O. Hume where the first of the brooch phenomena took place.