Adrian Hardy Haworth
1767 – 1833
Who was Adrian Hardy Haworth?
He was the son of Benjamin Haworth of Haworth Hall. He was educated by tutors and steered towards a career in law, but had little interest in the profession and after inheriting the estate of his parents, devoted all his time to natural history.
In 1792 he settled in Chelsea where he met William Jones who was to have a great influence on him. He became a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London in 1798. His research work was aided by his use of the library and herbarium of his friend Sir Joseph Banks and regular visits to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
He was the author of Lepidoptera Britannica, the most authoritative work on British butterflies and moths until Henry Tibbats Stainton's Manual in 1857. He was also a carcinologist, specialising in shrimp. He is responsible for the names of several taxa, including:
Order Mysida Haworth, 1825
Family Mysidae Haworth, 1825
Superfamily Pandaloidea Haworth, 1825
Family Pandalidae Haworth, 1825
Superfamily Crangonoidea Haworth, 1825
Family Crangonidae Haworth, 1825
Family Porcellanidae Haworth, 1825
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