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Authorised form of nameElwes; Henry John (1846 - 1922)
SurnameElwes
ForenamesHenry John
Dates1846 - 1922
Dates and placesBirth:
16 May 1846
Death:
Colesbourne, Gloucestershire (26 November 1922)
ActivityResearch Field:
Ornithology, entomology
Education:
Eton
Career:
Entered Scots Fusilier Guards (1865); retired as Captain (1870); his first article was published in the Ibis (1869); collected birds, butterflies and moths on his travels; presented his collection of Lepidoptera to the British Museum; later concentrated on collecting plants, including the Galanthus Elwesii, a snowdrop from Smyrna named after him (1874); British representative at the Botanical and Horticultural conferences, Amsterdam (1877) and St Petersburg (1884); scientific member of Embassy to Tibet (1886), which never entered Tibet; co-wrote 'Trees of Great Britain and Ireland' (published 1906-1913)
Memberships:
FLS; FZS; Royal Entomological Society (President 1893-1894); Horticultural Society
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/06/1897
RelationshipsEldest son of John Henry Elwes of Coleborne, Gloucestershire, and his wife Mary, daughter of Admiral Sir Robert Howe Bromley, of Stoke Hall, Newark; brother-in-law of Frederick Du Cane Godman (FRS 1882); married (1871) Margaret Susan, daughter of William Charles Lowndes-Stone of Brightwell Park, Oxfordshire; one son, one daughter
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1923-1924 vol 95 pp xlviii-liii signed by A H
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/62328161
Royal Society codeNA5875
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1897/11Elwes, Henry John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/20/272Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Henry John Elwes, Fellow of the Royal Society9 March 1900
NLB/17/294Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Robarts, Lubbock & Company[4 October 1898]
NLB/17/310Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Henry John Elwes, Colesborne, Andoversford, R.S.O., Gloucestershire6 October 1898
NLB/18/26Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Akademiker Director Wladimir Salensky, Zoologische Museum, Kais. Akademie der Wissenschaften, St. Petersburg23 December 1898
NLB/29/420Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Henry John Elwes, Fellow of the Royal Society, Colesborne Park, Near Cheltenham11 October 1904
NLB/37/764Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to H [Henry] J [John] Elwes, Fellow of the Royal Society9 May 1908
NLB/41/522Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Henry John Elwes, Fellow of the Royal Society6 January 1910
NLB/62/296Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Henry John] Elwes Esquire, FRS20 January 1922
NLB/56/561Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Henry John] Elwes Eqsuire, FRS12 March 1919
NLB/56/563Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Henry John] Elwes Esquire, FRS12 March 1919
NLB/57/242Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to HJ [Henry John] Elwes, Esq. FRS25 September 1919
NLB/56/915Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Henry John] Elwes Esquire, FRS27 June 1919
NLB/61/854Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Henry John] Elwes Esquire, FRS4 November 1921
NLB/62/388Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Henry John] Elwes Esquire, FRS4 February 1922
NLB/61/872Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Henry John] Elwes Esquire, FRS7 November 1921
NLB/64/232Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. Augustin Henry; Royal College of Science for Ireland, Dublin26 February 1923
NLB/64/303Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor A. Henry; 5 Sandford Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin10 March 1923
NLB/16/575Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor Dr Fischer von Waldheim, Imperat. Botaniceskij Sad, St. Petersburg, Russia2 May 1898
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
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