Daniel Hanbury (1825-1875)
Travelled and corresponded extensively to obtain specimens for his study of pharmacognosy and Chinese materia medica – his notes on the latter may be read here:
The Pharmaceutical Society commemorates him with the Hanbury medal. Hanbury’s Herbarium was donated to the Pharmaceutical Company and details may be found here :
He assisted younger brother Sir Thomas Hanbury in laying out La Mortola gardens at Ventimiglia. Disliked alcohol and tobacco, avoided meat and never married ; he died from enteric fever. The snippet below is from his obituary in the Journal of Botany, 1875.
Exchanged plants with W W Saunders.
A memoir of Daniel Hanbury and his work may be read in Science Papers – from which his likeness is taken.