Henry Ogg Forbes
Forbes was the son of Rev. Alexander Forbes, M.A., and his wife Mary née Ogg, and was born at Drumblade, Huntly, Aberdeenshire. He was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School, the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh,
Forbes was active primarily in the Moluccas, Sumatra and New Guinea. He served as director of the Canterbury Museum in New Zealand between 1890 and 1893, and eventually moved to Liverpool, England, where he served as a consulting director of museums there until his death.
Henry Ogg Forbes dedicated his book A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago to the zoologist William Alexander Forbes, who died on an expedition to West Africa in 1883. They had been friends and classmate at the University of Edinburgh. Forbes is mentioned in A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
Cucumber tree (Dendrosicyos socotranus) photograph by Forbes
Dragon's blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari ) photograph by Forbes
Frankincense and Adenium trees photograph by Forbes
View of Southern Face of Gebel Saleh, Abd al Kuri
- Forbes, H.O. (1883). "On the habits of Thomisus decipiens, a spider from Sumatra". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1883: 586–588.
- Mennell, Philip (1892). " Forbes, Henry Ogg". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource
- "FORBES, Dr. Henry Ogg". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 618.
- "obit. Dr. H. O. Forbes". Nature. 131 (3309): 460–461. 1 April 1933. doi:10.1038/131460a0.
- Forbes, Henry O. (1885). A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago: A Narrative of Travel and Exploration from 1878 to 1883. NY: Harpers & Brothers.
- Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Forbes, H. O.", pp. 91-92).
- IPNI. H.O.Forbes.
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