Tile manufacturer, geologist, botanist and antiquarian. Partner with his younger brother in the encaustic tile company, Maw & Co., of Brosley, Shropshire. Established a well-known garden at his residence at Benthall Hall, Shropshire; an expert on crocuses. Wrote on the geology of western England and North Wales. Travelled to Morocco and Algeria with Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1871 and independently in 1873, writing on the geology of these countries.
Sources: Benthall, Paul 1980 Desmond, Ray 1994 Gard. Chron 1881.02.12: 205–6, 208, 209 Sarjeant, W. A. S. 1980–96
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