Augustine Henry

Life
1857-1930; b. Portglenone, Co. Antrim [var. Cookstown]; ed. Cookstown Academy, Galway, and Belfst; grad. medicine, 1879; worke din Imperial custom service, China; collected sseds and plants in chinese interior, transmitting 1000 species to Kew Gardens; pubished catalogue of Chinese plants in Journal of Chinese Royal Asiatic Society; Fellow of Linnean Soc., London, 1888; published account of flora of Taiwan; Middle Temple (having studied law while in Taiwan); dictionary of Lolos, a S. China minority; studied at National School of Foresty, France, 1900; commenced collaboration with Henry John Elwes on Trees of Great Britain and Ireland, 7 vols. (1906-13); Professor of Forestly, Dubln College of Science; member of several national forestry commissions; Hon MA, Cambridge, 1908; bequeathed collection of plants to National Botanic Gardens; The augustine Henry Forestry Herbarium at the Natioan Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin: A Catalogue of the Species (1957); d. Dublin. ODNB

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References
Emerald Isle Books (Cat. 95) , lists The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland, 7 vols. & Index (Edinburgh [priv.] 1906-13), printed by subscription [1100.]

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