Charles Hose

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A portrait sketch of Charles Hose.
Dayak man in gala costume. Photographed by Charles Hose.

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

Life and career[edit]

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. His large collection of ethnographic objects from Borneo was purchased by the British Museum in 1905.[4]

Animal species named after Hose[edit]

Several species named to commemorate his work[5] as zoologist:




Places named after Hose[edit]



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. Vol. 59. 1907. pp. 877–878. 
  3. ^ "Hose, Charles (HS882C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ British Museum Collection
  5. ^ A Zoological 'Who was Who' by Mike Grayson

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