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Flower, Sir William Henry, (1831-1899), Knight Zoologist

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Surname: Flower
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: William Henry
Gender: Male
Date: 1831-1899
History: Director of Natural History Museum, London, 1884 to 1898. From 1895 he was Keeper of Zoology as well as Director. Previously, from 1861, he had been conservator of the Royal College of Surgeon's Museum (curator of the Hunterian Museum). Knighted 1892.
Biography: ODNB link for Flower, Sir William Henry (1831-1899) Knight Zoologist
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275942 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P156921 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1884-1892: British Museum (Natural History): Director's Office: Correspondence of the Director
The Natural History Museum Archives, London
2
1831-1899: notebooks, drawings and papers
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
3
1884-92: corresp as director of the natural history departments
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
NRA 33921 Natural
4
1845-83: papers
Royal College of Surgeons of England
NRA 9521 RCS scientific

See Bridson, Natural history MS resources 1980
5
corresp, incl letters from Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace
John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
NRA 949 Innes
6
1889-99: letters to CE Fagan
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
NRA 33921 Natural
7
1869: letters from JE Gray
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
See Catalogue of MSS...Natural History Museum (1995)
8
1869-98: letters (13) to ACLG Gunther and RWT Gunther
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
See Catalogue of MSS...Natural History Museum (1995)
9
1862-95: letters (11) to Thomas Huxley
Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit
NRA 8194 Huxley
10
letters to Othniel Marsh
Yale University Libraries: Sterling Memorial Library
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
11
1882-90: letters to Sir EB Poulton
Oxford University: Museum of Natural History
NRA 42507 Oxford