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Authorised form of nameFlower; Sir; William Henry (1831 - 1899)
SurnameFlower
ForenamesWilliam Henry
Dates1831 - 1899
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England (30 November 1831)
Death:
His house in Stanhope Gardens, London (01 July 1899)
ActivityResearch Field:
Zoology
Education:
University College, London. MB (1851)
Career:
Practised in London; entered Army Medical Department and went to the Crimea; left the Army due to ill health and returned to England; Assistant Surgeon, Demonstrator of Anatomy and Curator of the Museum, Middlesex Hospital; Conservator, Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, London (1861); Hunterian Professor of Comparative Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons (1870-1884); Director, Natural History Museum, South Kensington (1884-1898)
Honours:
CB 1887; KCB 1892
Memberships:
MRCS; FRCS; FLS; FZS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/06/1864
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1882
Council:
VP 1884-1885
RelationshipsSon of Edward F Flower of Stratford-upon-Avon; married (1858) Georgina Rosetta, daughter of William Henry Smyth (FRS 1826)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 72-89, plate, signed by W C M
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/29669657
Royal Society codeNA5526
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/12/830Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society14 May 1896
AP/58/11Comparative Anatomy of the Auditory Ossicula of the Mammalia. Part I 1876
NLB/6/583Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society4 June 1892
AP/67/2On the Anatomy and Physiology of Protopterus annectens1891
IM/Maull/001476Flower, William Henry1892
MS/427/26Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. H. Smith, a copy also sent to Prof. [William Henry] Flower and Prof. [William] Odling19 January 1880
NLB/14/325Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to George H Burch, Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C.17 February 1897
NLB/2/214Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society29 February 1888
NLB/2/226Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society5 March 1888
NLB/1/330Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society23 December 1886
NLB/2/408Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society4 June 1888
NLB/2/415Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society11 June 1888
NLB/4/161Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society27 February 1890
NLB/2/873Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society29 November 1888
NLB/2/985Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]21 January 1889
NLB/4/607Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society21 July 1890
NLB/6/104Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society2 March 1892
NLB/3/774Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society7 October 1889
NLB/6/356Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society, Natural History Museum, South Kensington25 April 1892
NLB/6/901Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons18 August 1892
NLB/7/846Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society8 May 1893
NLB/3/1008Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]9 December 1889
NLB/5/30Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, S.W.23 February 1891
NLB/5/94Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor William Henry Flower, [Fellow of the Royal Society]13 March 1891
NLB/6/1174Copy letter from Michael Foser, to Sir William Henry Flower, Natural History Musuem, S.W.5 November 1892
NLB/7/56Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society, British Museum (Natural History)18 November 1892
NLB/7/266Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society9 January 1893
NLB/7/471Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir William Henry Flower, British Museum (Natural History)23 February 1893
NLB/7/441Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor Harry Govier Seeley, Fellow of the Royal Society17 February 1893
NLB/8/11Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society29 June 1893
NLB/8/157Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Philip Lutley Sclater, Fellow of the Royal Society22 July 1893
NLB/8/287Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society and Treasurer, Owen Memorial21 September 1893
NLB/8/1004Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society9 February 1894
NLB/11/12Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society3 April 1895
NLB/11/276Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the Secretary, Science and Art Department, South Kensington, S.W.24 May 1895
NLB/11/323Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society, British Museum, Cromwell Road, S.W.1 June 1895
NLB/17/429Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society, 26 Stanhope Gardens, Queen's Gate, S.W. 29 October 1898
NLB/13/310Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Joseph Fayrer, Fellow of the Royal Society23 July 1896
NLB/12/457Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society, Magdalene College, Cambridge21 February 1896
NLB/14/323Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor Arthur Harry Church, Fellow of the Royal Society, Shelsey, Kew18 February 1897
NLB/14/14Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1896
NLB/12/115Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Dr George Murray, Natural History Museum9 December 1895
NLB/14/282Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the Trustees of Sir John Soane's Musuem9 February 1897
NLB/14/764Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society11 May 1897
NLB/14/317Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society15 February 1897
NLB/14/772Copy letter from Robert Willliam Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society13 May 1897
NLB/15/629Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society8 November 1897
NLB/16/656Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir W H Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, S.W.17 May 1898
NLB/15/815Copy letter from Michael Foster, to David Sharp, Fellow of the Royal Society, Hawthorndene, Hills Road, Cambridge, care of W A Nedham, Commissioner, Nagpur17 December 1897
NLB/15/856Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society23 December 1897
NLB/19/162Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons3 July 1899
NLB/20/636Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Charles Edward Fagan, British Museum (Natural History)6 June 1900
NLB/19/599Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Henry Woodward, Fellow of the Royal Society7 November 1899
NLB/19/613Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Henry Woodward, Fellow of the Royal Society9 November 1899
NLB/20/36Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Fry & Son19 January 1900
NLB/20/76Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Fry & Son26 January 1900
NLB/19/866Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Henry Woodward, Fellow of the Royal Society10 January 1900
NLB/20/46Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs C E Fry and Son22 January 1900
NLB/20/44Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Henry Woodward, [Fellow of the Royal Society]22 January 1900
NLB/20/216Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Morgan & Kidd27 February 1900
NLB/20/229Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Carmichael McIntosh, Fellow of the Royal Society, 2 Abbotsford Crescent, St Andrews, N.B.27 February 1900
NLB/20/240Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Carmichael McIntosh, Fellow of the Royal Society5 March 1900
RR/4/97Letter from Thomas Henry Huxley, on a paper 'On the posterior lobes of the cerebrum of the quadrumana' by William Henry Flower4 March 1862
RR/4/96Referee's report by Thomas Henry Huxley, on a paper 'On the posterior lobes of the cerebrum of the quadrumana' by William Henry Flower29 October 1861
RR/4/95Letter from John Marshall, on a paper 'On the posterior lobes of the cerebrum of the quadrumana' by William Henry Flower3 March 1862
RR/4/98Referee's report by John Marshall, on a paper 'On the posterior lobes of the cerebrum of the quadrumana' by William Henry Flower8 October 1862
RR/5/77Referee's report by John Marshall, on a paper 'On the commissures of the cerebral hemispheres of the marsupialia and monotremata as compared with those of the placental mammals' by William Henry Flower18 May 1865
RR/5/78Referee's report by William Sharpey, on a paper 'On the commissures of the cerebral hemispheres of the marsupialia and monotremata as compared with those of the placental mammals' by William Henry Flower[1865]
RR/5/172Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the structure and development of the skull in the ostrich tribe' by William Kitchen Parker25 October 1865
RR/6/126Referee's report by John Tomes, on a paper 'On the development and succession of the teeth in the marsupialia' by William Henry Flower19 June 1867
RR/6/96Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Ovibos moschatus (Blainville)' by William Boyd Dawkins17 July 1867
RR/6/125Referee's report by George Granville Francis Egerton, 2nd Earl of Ellesmere, on a paper 'On the development and succession of the teeth in the marsupialia' by William Henry Flower27 May 1867
RR/6/183Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the appendicular skeleton of the primates' by St. George Jackson Mivart8 March 1867
RR/7/45Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part III. Diprotodon australis' by Richard Owen 5 March 1870
RR/7/495Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the placentation of the lemurs' by William Turner21 April 1876
RR/6/206Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Description of the cavern of Bruniquel, and its organic contents.—Part II. Equine remains' by Richard Owen14 April 1869
RR/7/251Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the osteology of the hyopotamidae' by W Kowalevsky29 April 1873
RR/7/130Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the structure and development of the skull of the common frog' by William Kitchen Parker31 January 1871
RR/9/79Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Description of portions of a tusk of a proboscidian mammal' by Richard Owen11 May 1882
RR/7/243Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'On a newly discovered extinct ungulate mammal from Patagonia, homalodonto-therium cunninghami' by William Henry Flower22 May 1873
RR/7/262Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the structure and development of the skull in the pig (sus scrofa)' by William Kitchen Parker14 July 1873
RR/7/393Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the structure and development of the skull in the batrachia. Part II' by William Kitchen Parker30 November 1875
RR/8/146Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the placentation of the Apes, with a comparison of the structure of their placenta with that of the human female' by William Turner13 May 1878
RR/9/2Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the structure and development of lepidosteus' by Francis Maitland Balfour and W N Parker7 January 1882
RR/9/81Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the development of the skull in lepidosteus osseus' by William Kitchen Parker18 February 1882
RR/7/392Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia. Part X - family macropodidae: mandibular dentition and parts of the skeleton of palorchestes; additional evidences of macropus titan, sthenurus, and procoptodon' by Richard Owen16 October 1875
RR/7/423Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on two papers 'On the development of the teeth of the newt, frog, slowworm, and green lizard' and 'On the structure and development of the teeth of ophidia' by Charles Sissmore Tomes23 January 1875
RR/8/239Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Description of some remains of the gigantic land-lizard (Megalania prisca, Owen), from Australia.—Part II' by Richard Owen24 June 1880
RR/9/172Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the affinities of thylacoleo' by Richard Owen20 March 1883
RR/9/174Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Pelvic characters of thylacoleo carnifex' by Richard Owen2 July 1883
RR/9/175Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on two papers 'On the skeleton of the marsipobrancli fishes. Part I - The myxinoids (Myxine, and Bdellostoma)' and 'On the skeleton of the marsipohranch fishes. Part II - Petromyzon' by William Kitchen Parker25 January 1883
RR/10/63Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on two papers 'On fossil remains of Echidna Ramsayi (Ow.). Part II' and 'Description of a newly-excluded young of the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus' by Richard Owen6 July 1887
RR/10/85Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on the Croonian Lecture 'Researches on the structure, organization, and classification of the fossil Reptilia.—II. On Pareiasaurus bombidens (Owen), and the significance of its affinities to Amphibians, Reptiles, and Mammals' by Harry Govier Seeley10 June 1887
RR/10/87Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Researches on the structure, organization, and classification of the fossil reptilia.—III. On parts of the skeleton of a mammal from Triassic rocks of Klipfontein, Fraserberg, South Africa (Theriodesmus phylarchus, Seeley), illustrating the reptilian inheritance in the mammalian hand' by Harry Govier Seeley22 November 1887
RR/9/352Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Remarks on the cloaca and on the copulatory organs of the amniota' by Hans Friedrich Gadow1 May 1886
RR/10/257Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'The spinal curvature in an aboriginal Australian' by Daniel John Cunningham19 January 1889
RR/10/203Referee's report by William Henry Flower and Edwin Ray Lankester, on a paper 'On the skull of a marsupial carnivore Thylacopardus australis' by Richard Owen4 December 1888
RR/10/200Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the skull of a marsupial carnivore Thylacopardus australis' by Richard Owen17 October 1889
RR/10/219Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Researches on the structure, organisation, and classification of the Fossil Reptilia. IV. On a large humerus from the East Brak River, South Africa, indicating a new order of fossil animals which was more nearly intermediate between reptiles and mammals than the groups hitherto known' by Harry Govier Seeley12 June 1888
RR/10/221Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Researches on the structure, organization, and classification of the fossil reptilia.—V. On associated bones of a small anomodont reptile, keirognathus cordylus (Seeley), showing the relative dimensions of the anterior parts of the skeleton, and structure of the fore-limb and shoulder girdle' by Harry Govier Seeley13 June 1888
RR/9/383Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on an unnamed paper about 'thylacoleo carnifex' by Richard Owen29 November 1886
RR/6/94Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the dentition of Rhinoceros leptorhinus (Owen)' by William Boyd Dawkins1 October 1866
RR/8/243Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the ova of the Echidna hystrix' by Richard Owen10 August 1880
RR/7/102Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Description of Ceratodus, a genus of Ganoid fishes, recently discovered in rivers of Queensland, Australia' by Albert Günther19 April 1871
RR/9/381Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Description of fossil remains of two species of a genus (Meiolania) from "Lord Howe's Island."' by Richard Owen31 March 1886
RR/7/193Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the structure and development of the skull in the salmon' by William Kitchen Parker2 December 1872
RR/9/261Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Contributions to the history of the pleiocene and pleistocene deer. Part I. Cervus verticornis, Cervus savini' by William Boyd Dawkins14 August 1885
MS/427/145Copy letter from Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to T. L. Donaldson Esq.2 December 1881
MS/427/223Note of a letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Leiut Gen. Sir [Henry] Ponsonby K.C.B3 November 1882
MS/427/36Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, Treasury18 June 1880
NLB/5/534Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor William Henry Flower, Kent7 July 1891
NLB/2/412Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Whitaker Hulke, Fellow of the Royal Society8 June 1888
NLB/2/414Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to S E Spring-Rice, Treasury, Whitehall11 June 1888
NLB/2/405Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster [Royal Society]1 June 1888
NLB/3/1011Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1889
NLB/3/1012Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1889
NLB/11/430Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Osbert Salvin, and Sir William Henry Flower, Fellows of the Royal Society26 June 1895
NLB/11/417Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir William Henry Flower, Fellow of the Royal Society25 June 1895
NLB/9/877Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to W Graham Greene, Admiralty, Whitstable24 July 1894
NLB/17/66Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society11 July 1898
RR/5/280Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On some varieties in human myology' by John Wood13 November 1864
RR/10/65Letter from William Henry Flower, to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, regarding a paper 'Description of a newly-excluded young of the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus' by Richard Owen17 November 1887
RR/10/66Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the morphology of birds' by William Kitchen Parker8 March 1887
RR/10/61Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On parts of the skeleton of Meiolania platyceps (Ow.)' by Richard Owen7 June 1887
RR/9/299Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the structure and development of the skull in the mammalia.— Part II. Edentata' by William Kitchen Parker20 March 1885
RR/10/202Second referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the skull of a marsupial carnivore Thylacopardus australis' by Richard Owen18 May 1888
RR/9/229Letter from William Henry Flower, on four papers 'Description of teeth of a large extinct (marsupial ?) genus, Sceparnodon, Ramsay', 'Evidence of a large extinct monotreme (Echidna Ramsayi, Ow.) from the Wellington Breccia Cave, New South Wales', 'Evidence of a large extinct lizard (notiosaurus dentatus, Owen) from pleistocene deposit, new south wales, Australia' and 'Description of parts of a human skeleton from a pleistocene (palaeolithic) bed, Tilbury, Essex' by Richard Owen to the Secretary of the Royal Society6 February 1884
EC/1864/07Flower, Sir William Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/11/262Copy letter from Michael Foster, to; William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, Sir William Flower, Mr Salvin, and Sir Jospeh Dalton Hooker21 May 1895
RR/6/210Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on two papers 'On remains of a large extinct lama (Palauchenia magna, Owen) from quaternary deposits in the Valley of Mexico' and 'On the molar teeth, lower jaw, of Macrauchenia patachonica, Ow' by Richard Owen9 September 1869
RR/9/231Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on four papers 'Description of teeth of a large extinct (marsupial ?) genus, Sceparnodon, Ramsay', 'Evidence of a large extinct monotreme (Echidna Ramsayi, Ow.) from the Wellington Breccia Cave, New South Wales', 'Evidence of a large extinct lizard (notiosaurus dentatus, Owen) from pleistocene deposit, new south wales, Australia' and 'Description of parts of a human skeleton from a pleistocene (palaeolithic) bed, Tilbury, Essex' by Richard Owen28 February 1884
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