Arthur Henfrey

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Date Details
1819 Born November 1st at Aberdeen of English parents. Studied medicine at St. Barts. Hospital.
1843 Became Member of College of Surgeons. Unable to practice on account of delicate health, so devoted himself to study botany.
1845 Joined Survey. Resigned in 1846. (Found in Staff Register).
1847 Appointed Lecturer on Botany at St. George’s Hospital.
1854 Succeeded Edward Forbes in Chair of Botany at King’s. Examiner in Natural History to Royal Military Academy and Society of Arts.
1859 Died September 7th.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Arthur Henfrey (botanist) — Wikipedia article

Obituary Notice - Arthur Henfrey, F.R.S. &c]. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 4: 311–312. 1859. Retrieved 19 January 2016.

Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1891). Henfrey, Arthur . Dictionary of National Biography. 25. London: Smith, Elder & Co. Mabberley, D. J. [Henfrey, Arthur. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press.


Henfrey, A.. Ray Society. 1853. Botanical and physiological memoirs. - London: Ray Society

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/3/90-91 A. Henfrey: Letters concerning the appointment and resignation of Henfrey.
GSM/DC/A/C/3/111,117 A. Henfrey: Letter of resignation.
GSM/DC/A/C/11/96,116 A Henfrey: Letters concerning the appointment and resignation of Henfrey.

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Henfrey archives listed on Archives Hub