J. Steele Elliott
Jannion Steele Elliott (1871-1942) attended Bedford Modern School and later set up in business in Dudley. His main interest was ornithology. His collection of Bedfordshire birds, mammals, nests and eggs was given to Bedford Modern School and is now in The Higgins, Bedford (opens in a new window) where some items from the collection are on display. He wrote several books on ornithology and contributed the chapter on birds to the zoology section of VCH Bedford volume 1.