Charles Hose

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Dayak man in gala costume.
Photo: Charles Hose.

Charles Hose FRGS. FLS (12 October 1863 - 14 November 1929) was a British colonial administrator, zoologist and ethnologist.[1]

He was born in Hertfordshire, England, and was educated at Felsted[2] in Essex. Admitted to Clare College, Cambridge in 1882, he almost immediately migrated to Jesus College, and later left Cambridge without taking a degree.[3] He was offered an administrative cadetship in Sarawak by the second Rajah, Sir Charles Brooke, which he took up in 1884.

Several species named to commemorate his work[4] as zoologist:






Books authored by Charles Hose include:


  1. ^ Haddon, A. C. (20 November 1929). "Obituary: Dr. Charles Hose". Nature 124 (3135): 845. doi:10.1038/124845a0. 
  2. ^ "Hose, Charles". Who's Who, 59: pp. 877–878. 1907. 
  3. ^ "Hose, Charles (HS882C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ A Zoological 'Who was Who' by Mike Grayson

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