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Darwin Correspondence Project

Henry Eeles Dresser


Ornithologist. Entered his father’s business as a Baltic timber merchant and travelled in northern Europe, 1854–62. Entered the metal trade in London in 1870. Collected bird eggs and skins. Member of the British Ornithologists’ Union from 1865; secretary, 1882–8. Published letters and papers in Ibis, and History of the birds of Europe (1871–96), in collaboration initially with R. B. Sharpe.


Ibis 10th ser. 4 (1916): 340–2