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CodePX570
Dates1831-1899
Person NameFlower; Sir; William Henry (1831-1899); Zoologist; Director of the British Museum (Natural History)
SurnameFlower
ForenamesWilliam Henry
PreTitleSir
EpithetZoologist; Director of the British Museum (Natural History)
ActivityMuseum Staff: Director of the Natural History Museum 1884; Keeper of Zoology 1895; retired Aug 1898.
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Studied medicine at UCL and Middlesex Hospital. Member of Royal College of Surgeons 1854. Army surgeon in Crimea, serving in battles of the Alma, Inkerman, Balaclava and siege of Sebastopol, then invalided home. Joined staff of Middlesex Hospital, Curator of the museum 1858. 1861-1884 Conservator of the Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons. 1870-1884 Hunterian Professor. FRS 1864. President of the Zoological Society 1879-1899. KCB 1892. Honorary doctorates from Edinburgh, St Andrews, Dublin (Trinity College), Cambridge, Durham, Oxford. Royal Prussian order 'Pour la Merite' [ ].
RelationshipsMarried Georgiana Rosetta Smith 1858
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