Ref NoMS/217
TitleIllustrations of shells - G. Henslow
AdminHistoryGeorge Henslow (1835 - 1925) was an Anglican curate, botanist and author.[1][2] Henslow was notable for being a defender of Lamarckian evolution.[3]

Henslow was born in Cambridge on 23 March 1835, the third son of Rev. John Stevens Henslow. He was educated at King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds, before going to Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1854 where he graduated with a B.A. in 1858 and M.A. in 1861. He was ordained in the Church of England a deacon in 1859 and a priest in 1861. In 1864 he became a Fellow of the Linnean Society. He worked as a headmaster at Hampton Lucy Grammar School, and the Grammar School, Store Street, London. From 1868 to 1880 he was Lecturer in Botany at St Bartholomew's Hospital and also at Birkbeck College and Queen's College, London. He was from 1868 to 1870 Curate of St John's Wood Chapel and from 1870 to 1887 Curate of St James's, Marylebone. From 1882 to 1904 President of the Ealing Microscopical and Natural History Society,

He married Ellen Weekley in 1859 (divorced 1872) and remarried 1872 to Georgina Brook Bailey (died 1876). In 1881 he married his third wife Katharine Yeo (c. 1845–1919), the widow of Reverend Yeo of Ealing. Henslow died on 30 December 1925 at Bournemouth.
DescriptionAn album containing 81 mounted water-colour drawings of shells, entitled 'Imitative forms of Fusus antiquus and Buccinum undatum subsequent to injury' by George Henslow. There is an inscription at the start of the volume which states that: 'These illustrations are mainly from the collection of the late J. Gwyn Jeffreys.'

Also includes 3 loose letters, dated 4 - 16 June 1919, from S.F. Harmer (British Museum, Natural History [now the Natural History Museum]), to Henslow, and from G.C.Robson (British Museum, Natural History [now the Natural History Museum]), to Henslow relating to the deposit of the volume to the Linnean Society..
Date[1895]
LevelFile
Extent1 bound volume
LanguageEnglish
NotesIncludes an extract from a report [dated 1895] stating that Henslow exhibited a series of shells of Buccinum undatum and Fusus antiquus at a meeting of the Linnean Society.
Creator NameHenslow, George
Access_StatusOpen
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