Henry Ernest Gascoyne Bulwer

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Sir Henry Ernest Gascoyne Bulwer, GCMG (11 December 1836 – 30 September 1914), the nephew of Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer, was a British colonial administrator and diplomat.[1]

Bulwer was educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] Administrative and diplomatic posts held include:[1]

Bulwer was appointed to the Order of St Michael and St George, as Companion in 1864, Knight Commander in 1874, and as Knight Grand Cross in 1883.[4]


The town of Bulwer in Natal, South Africa was named after him.[5]

While Governor of Labuan he presented the type specimen of Bulwer's pheasant (Lophura bulweri) to the British Museum, a bird consequently named after him.[6][1]


  1. ^ a b c Archives Hub: Administrative/Biographical History of Sir Henry Ernest G. Bulwer[permanent dead link] Accessed 18 November 2008
  2. ^ "Bulwer, Henry Ernest [Gascoyne] Lytton (BLWR855HE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ a b Laband, John (2009). Historical Dictionary of the Zulu Wars. Scarecrow Press. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-8108-6300-2. 
  4. ^ "No. 26935". The London Gazette. 4 February 1898. p. 673. 
  5. ^ Raper, P. E. (1989). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-947464-04-2 – via Internet Archive. 
  6. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2014). The Eponym Dictionary of Birds. Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 214–. ISBN 978-1-4729-0574-1. 

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