Howitt, Godfrey (1800-1873)

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Physician; Natural Scientist; Naturalist; Entomologist; Botanist
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HOWITT BROTHERS: William (1792-1879), author and traveller, Richard (1799-1870), poet, and Godfrey (1800-1873), physician and natural scientist, were born at Heanor, Derbyshire, England, sons of Thomas...

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Godfrey Howitt migrated to Melbourne with his family in 1840, became associated with the Melbourne Hospital and served on the Council of the University of Melbourne. He was a widely respected botanist and entomologist. Godfrey Howitt is commemorated in species of several genera. Ferdinand von Mueller named the genus Howittia, a native blue flowered mallow, in appreciation of his contributions to botany.

  • Taxonomy event - F.Muell. (1855) "Named in 1855 after Dr. Godfrey Howitt, a physician of Melbourne, interested in botany." Black, J.M.(1926) p. 378

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Howitt, Godfrey
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Howitt, Godfrey (1800-1873), physician and natural scientist
    Walker, Mary Hoitt
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4, 435-436
  3. Science and the making of Victoria
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

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  1. Press cuttings and other ephemera relating to Dr. Godfrey Howitt
    Howitt, Godfrey, 1800-1873
    [ Unpublished : 1952 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  1. Papers of the Howitt family
    Howitt family
    [ Unpublished : 1829-1934 ]
    At State Library VIC
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