Born at Stoke Newington, London, 11th June, 1812: died at Chelsea, London, 14th January,1882.
Entered the service of the Linnean Society, in 1830, and in 1842 was chosen librarian, which post he fiilled till 188I. He did not publish much, but he always took an interest in AustraIian plants and assisted Bentham, Mueller and other workers at such plants with his advice.
Biographical notices of him will be found in Proc. Linn.Soc., 1880-2, p.. 64, and "Nature," 19th January, 1882.
His works include:-
"On Jansonia. a new genus of Leguminosae from Western Australia" Trans. Linn. Soc., xx. 383.
"On Acradenia, a new genus of Diosmae," ib. xxi. 207,
He is commemorated in the Australian genus Kippistia, F. v. M..
Dryandra kippistiana, Meissn.;
Hakea kippistiana. Meissn.
Source: Maiden, J.H. (1909) Records of Western Australian Botanists. Journal of the West Australian Natural History Society. 2(6):5-33