Entomologist and palaeographer. Founding member of the Entomological Society of London, 1833; honorary president, 1883. Hope Professor of invertebrate zoology, Oxford University, 1861–93. Entomological referee for the Gardeners' Chronicle. Awarded the Royal Medal of the Royal Society of London, 1855.
Sources: DNB Gilbert, Pamela 1977
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