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Henry Edwards

1827–91

Actor, entomologist, and botanist. Lived in Australia, 1853–66, and in San Francisco, Boston, and New York; worked as an actor and theatre manager and studied natural history in his spare time. Member of the California Academy of Sciences, 1867; vice-president, 1875–7. A founder and secretary of the New York Entomological Club, 1880–2. Editor of the journal Papilio, 1881–3. After his death, his entomological collection was bought by his friends and donated to the American Museum of Natural History.

Sources

Historical Records of Australian Science 11 (1996): 407–18

Weiss 1948

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