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Crosse, Andrew, was born near Taunton in 1784, and inherited a considerable landed estate. He devoted himself to the study of the formation of crystals under voltaic electricity, and gave the results of his labour to the British Association in 1836. He is said to have early predicted the invention of the electric telegraph. His alleged production of acari by the electric current led to a long and acrimonious discussion, and brought him into scientific disrepute. He died in 1855.