A Congregational clergyman, also gathered fungi, establishing many new Victorian records. While stationed at Beechworth he made several first recordings for the north-east, submitting his specimens to von Mueller. Latterly he dwelt among the Beaconsfield hills and forwarded many local specimens, including material of types, to C. G. Lloyd - the world famous mycologist at Cincinnati, Ohio.
Source: Willis, J.H. (1949) Botanical pioneers in Victoria-II. Victorian Naturalist 66:103-109