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Henry Edwards


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. After his death, his entomological collection was bought by his friends and donated to the American Museum of Natural History.


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