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. 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 (See the bibliography for full references to sources)