|Born||6 November 1852|
High Wigsell, East Sussex, England
|Died||7 February 1940 (aged 87)|
Hilderic Friend was born 6 November 1852 at High Wigsell (East Sussex). He spent his early years in the vicinity of Hastings. In 1874 he entered the College at Richmond. Two years later he sailed as a missionary to China. Because of his health he returned home in 1880.
With the view to recuperation he served in circuits in rural places. The first was Newton Abbott in Devonshire. Here he could spend much time in the open air. He started practising field botany. In 1882 he wrote A Glossary of Devonshire Plant Names. One year later his Flowers and Flower Lore was published.
He retired in 1914.
Friend died 7 February 1940.
Some of the written publications of Hilderic Friend are:
- Friend, Hilderic (1882). A Glossary of Devonshire Plant Names. London: Published for the English Dialect Society by Trübner & Co. OCLC 3315356.
- —— (1883). Flowers and Flower Lore. London: W. Swan Sonnenschein. OCLC 906518886. OL 129490W.
Hilderic Friend published a large number of articles in journals. Among his publications are:
- Friend, Hilderic (1899). The Zoologist, 4th series, vol. 3, issue 696 (June, 1899), pp. 262-265 – via Wikisource. .
- Desmond 1994, p. 264.
- Nature (obituary) 1940.
- Hofmann, H.; Edmondson, J.R.; Halliday, G. (1990). "Short notes: the Cumbrian Herbarium of W.H. Youdale" (PDF). Watsonia. 18: 204–206.
- See e.g. (Friend 1899)
- "The Rev. Hilderic Friend". Nature. 145 (3672): 414. March 16, 1940. Bibcode:1940Natur.145R.414.. doi:10.1038/145414b0.
- Desmond, Ray, ed. (1994). "FRIEND, Rev. Hilderic". Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. London: Taylor & Francis. p. 264/5. ISBN 0-85066-843-3.CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)