Authorised form of nameTrimen; Henry (1843 - 1896)
Dates1843 - 1896
Place of birthPaddington, London, England
Date of birth26 October 1843
Place of deathKandy ?
Date of death16 October 1896
Dates and placesBurial:
Mahaiyawa cemetery, ?
Research fieldBotany
King's College School, London; King's College Medical School; Edinburgh. MB (London)
Curator, Medical Museum, King's College, London; Lecturer on Botany, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London (1867-1872); published, with W Thiselton Dyer (FRS 1880) 'Flora of Middlesex' (1869); joined botanical department, British Museum (1869); co-wrote 'Medicinal Plants' (published 1875-1880); Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Ceylon (for 16 years); never practised medicine; became completely deaf and had to resign
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1888
RelationshipsSon of Richard and Marianne Esther Trimen, younger brother of Roland Trimen (FRS 1883)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
A Cohen, 'Roland Trimen and the merope harem' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 205-218
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 161-165 signed by W T T D
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6979
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/2/416Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General Sir William Jervois, Fellow of the Royal Society12 June 1888
NLB/13/631Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons22 October 1896
EC/1888/23Trimen, Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/10/196Letter from Henry Trimen, Botanical Department, British Museum, to [Joseph Dalton Hooker], President of the Royal Society and to the Council19 January 1875
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
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