Born at Gloucester, England, 20 th July, 1823, died at Petersham, Sydney, 22 nd May, 1908.
He was a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, and for some years a member of the Council of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. His work lay in the direction of the morphology and physiology of plants; taxonomy had no attractions for him. A busy commercial man up to the time of his retirement, he could not travel far, and hence he specialised on the plants of Sydney. For a brief notice of his work see p. 3, part 1 of my “Illustrations of New South Wales plants” (1907).
All his papers were published in the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales between the years 1882 and 1888. They consist of “Occasional notes on the inflorescence and habits of plants indigenous in the immediate neighbourhood of Sydney.” (nine papers). “The flowering seasons of Australian plants,” (eight papers). “Some remarks on the fertilization of the genus Goodeniaceae.” “On a microscopic fungus parasitic on the genus Cucurbitaceae.”
Source: Maiden, J.H. (1908) Records of Australian botanists- (a) General, (b) New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales for 1908. 42:60-132