Naturalist, farmer, and writer. BA, Oxford, 1860. Resided in South Africa, circa 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: BMD (Death index)Gunn and Codd 1981 Royal Society catalogue of scientific papers The Times 26 September 1899, p. 9Weale 1877Weale 1878Weale 1891. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)