William Samuel Furneaux

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William Samuel Furneaux (2 June 1855, Devonport – 1940) was a British science teacher and nature writer. He gained considerable fame in the 1890s and early twentieth century for his popular books dealing with butterflies, moths, pond animals, and plants found in the English countryside.[1]


  • Outdoor World. 1893. 
  • British Butterflies and Moths. 1894. 
  • Life in Ponds and Streams. 1896. 
  • The Sea Shore. 1903. 
  • Field and Woodland Plants. 1909. 


  1. ^ Ritchie, J. (8 June 1940). "Obituary: Mr. W. S. Furneaux". Nature (145): 886. doi:10.1038/145886b0. 

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