Edward Saunders (entomologist)
He was a businessman associated with Lloyds Bank, studying entomology in his spare time. His Catalogus Buprestidarum of 1871 was 'a work whose importance was immediately recognised, and which has ever since remained a classic. In order to render the synonymies ... as reliable as possible, he undertook the only foreign tour of his life, visiting in succession all the chief museums of Europe and examining personally the types'.
In 1872, Saunders married Mary Agnes Brown; they had eight sons and four daughters.
Saunders published, with scientific papers in entomological journals:
- 1871 Catalogus Buprestidarum synonymicus et systematicus Janson, London.
- 1892 The Hemiptera Heteroptera of the British Islands London. Scans of plates
- 1896, The Hymenoptera Aculeata of the British Isles London., Scanned
- James 1912.
- Anon. 1853. Entomologists' monthly Magazine 46 :53
- "Court Circular". The Times (36787). London. 6 June 1902. p. 10.
- Gordon's Hemiptera Page at www.earthlife.net
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: James, T. E. (1912). "Saunders, Edward". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Anon. (1910). "Obit.". Entomologists' Monthly Magazine. 46: 53.
- Edward Saunders titles at BHL
- Works by Edward Saunders at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Edward Saunders at Internet Archive
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