Diplomat and ornithologist. Attached to the British consulate in Hong Kong, 1854; in Amoy, China, 1855. British vice-consul, Taiwan, 1860–5; consul, 1865–73. Acting consul, Amoy, 1865–71; Ning-po, 1871–3. Consul, Ning-po, 1873–5. Collected plants and animals in Eastern Asia. FRS 1876.
Sources: FO list 1877 Hall, P. B. 1987
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