Zoologist. Pharmacist in Tooting, London. Wrote and edited zoological works under the pseudonym "Zoophilus". Curator of the museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta, India, 1841–62. Provided CD with information on the plants and animals of India in correspondence between 1855–1858 and 1858. Returned to Britain in 1863, and continued to write on zoology and on the question of the origin of species.
Sources: Correspondence vols. 5–7 DNB DSB
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