He was M.R.C.S., Eng., and an Associate Lin. Soc. Lond.
He was an ardent microscopist and botanist, and mainly devoted his attention to the exotic flora of the Melbourne district. He resided for more than 20 years at Kew, and was for many years President of the original Microscopical Society of Victoria, afterwards a section of the Royal Society of Victoria.Author of “Elementary Botany for the Use of Beginners" (Australian edition, Melbourne, 1862);” On Some Remarkable Changes which have Taken Place in the Flowers of the Plantago major" (Trans. Roy. Soc. Vict., vi., 1); " On the Structure of the Flower of the Mignonette " (ib., 8); “On the Coccus affecting the Orange" (ib., 10); "On Dry Rot" (ib" 29); “On the Structure of two Plants - Nitella and Chara" (ib., 26); “On the Oecidium affecting the Senecio vulgaris, or Groundsel" (Vict.Nat., vi., 18).
Source: Maiden, J.H. (1908). Records of Victorian Botanists. Victorian Naturalist 25:101-117