Edward Buxton (conservationist)
Edward North Buxton (1 September 1840 – 9 January 1924) was a British conservationist and Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1886. He was also an alpine climber, with significant first or second ascents in the 1860s, including the Aiguille de Bionnassay, Piz Palu and the first traverse of Lyskamm.
Buxton was the third son of Sir Edward North Buxton, 2nd Baronet (1812–1858), and his wife, Catherine Gurney. Both father and son were called "Edward North Buxton" and both became Members of Parliament. Buxton was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was a partner in the London brewing firm of Truman, Hanbury, & Co. and a J.P. and a Deputy Lieutenant for Essex.
Buxton stood for parliament unsuccessfully at South Essex in 1880. In 1885, he was elected MP for the Walthamstow constituency as a Liberal. He made six contributions during his year as an MP. Buxton was an advocate of the provision of open, accessible land, particularly near cities. He and his brother Thomas, played a major part in saving Epping Forest and Hainault Forests for public use. He also bought Hatfield Forest for the National Trust from his deathbed. He was a verderer of the forest. He was also a founding member of the Society for the Protection of Royal Fauna of Empire, now Fauna and Flora International.
Books by E.N.Buxton
- The ABC of Free Trade. An address (1882)
- Epping Forest (1884 and many subsequent editions)
- Short Stalks: or, Hunting camps north, south, east, and west ... (1892)
- Two African trips with notes and suggestions on big game preservation in Africa (1902)
- F. Craufurd, Grove (September 1866). "The Ascent of the Aiguille de Bionnassay". The Alpine Journal. 2 (1865-1866): 321–332. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
- "Lyskamm". www.summitpost.org. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
- "Buxton, Edward North (BKSN857EN)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
- Hansard Millbank Systems - Edward Buxton
- Waltham Forest Heritage Plaques. NB - as the house became a school in 1868 the plaque may refer to his father
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Edward North Buxton
- Works by or about Edward Buxton at Internet Archive
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