Naturalist and farmer and writer. BA, Oxford, 1860. Resided in South Africa, approximately 1860–78. Supported the formation of a museum in Port Elizabeth. Farmed property (Brooklyn) near King William's Town. CD communicated his papers on orchid pollination to the Linnean Society of London; his papers on South African insects appeared in the Transactions of the Entomological Society.
Sources: Gunn and Codd 1981; BMD (Death index); Royal Society catalogue of scientific papers; The Times, 26 September 1899, p. 9; Weale 1877; Weale 1878; Weale 1891
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