Arthur Henfrey Henfrey


1819 Born November 1st at Aberdeen of English parents. Studied medicine at St. Barts. Hospital.
1843 Became Member of College of Surgeons. Unable to practice on account of delicate health, so devoted himself to study botany.
1845 Joined Survey. Resigned in 1846. (Found in Staff Register).
1847 Appointed Lecturer on Botany at St. George’s Hospital.
1854 Succeeded Edward Forbes in Chair of Botany at King’s. Examiner in Natural History to Royal Military Academy and Society of Arts.
1859 Died September 7th.


Translations and abstracts of foreign Memoirs to Natural History journals and reviews and critical notices of botanical works.
Edited the "Journal of the Photographic Society" for 3 years.
1858 From 1858 onwards, helped to edit new series of "Annals of Natural History".
1857 Elementary Course of Botany" (1857), last and most important treatise on botany.

Biographies and Obituaries

1860 Proceedings Royal Society X (1860) pXVIII.