Educationalist and social reformer. Resided at Hardwicke Court, Gloucestershire. Officer in the Gloucestershire yeoman cavalry, 1835–65. Instrumental in the founding of the Social Science Congress and a leading figure in the reform school movement; established the Hardwicke Reform School in 1852. Author of an ornithological index (1835). Founding member of the Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club, and first president, 1846–59.
Sources: CDEL DNB Gebhard, Rosa 1878 Modern English biography Proc. Cottes. Nat. Field Club vols. 1–4
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