William Wilson Saunders

William Wilson Saunders

William Wilson Saunders ( 4 June 180913 September 1879) was a British insurance broker, entomologist and botanist.

Saunders was an underwriter at Lloyd's of London. He served as President of the Entomological Society from 1841 to 1842 and again from 1856 to 1857, was Treasurer of the Linnean Society of London from 1861 to 1873 and was a Fellow of the Royal Society from 1853.

Saunders who lived at Reigate was also a well known horticulturalist. His entomological interests centred on Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera but his collection contained insects from all orders.

Saunder’s Diptera collection contained many new species. These were described in a series of papers by Francis Walker entitled "Insecta Saundersiana".


"Nearly two thousand of my Coleoptera, and many hundreds of my butterflies, have been already described by various eminent naturalists, British and foreign; but a muchlarger number remains undescribed. Among those to whom science is most indebted for this laborious work, I must name Mr. F. P. Pascoe, late President of the Entomological Society of London, who had almost completed the classification and description of my large collection of Longicorn beetles (now in his possession), comprising more than a thousand species, of which at least nine hundred were previously undescribed and new to European cabinets.The remaining orders of insects, comprising probably more than two thousand species, are in the collection of Mr. William Wilson Saunders, who has caused the larger portion of them to be described by good entomologists. The Hymenoptera alone amounted to more than nine hundred species, among which were two hundred and eighty different kinds of ants, of which two hundred were new ". Alfred R. Wallace- The Malay Archipelago.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • William Wilson Saunders — Nacimiento 4 de junio 1809 Little London, Wendover …   Wikipedia Español

  • William Wilson Saunders — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saunders. William Wilson Saunders William Wilson Saunders est un agent d’assurances, un botaniste et un entomologiste …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saunders — is a surname of English and Scottish patronymic origin derived from Sander, a mediæval form of Alexander [ [http://www.allwords.com/word Saunders.html Saunders] . Allwords .] .People with the surname Saunders include:* Al Saunders, American… …   Wikipedia

  • William Saunders — is the name of:*William Saunders (1822 1900), American botanist *William Saunders (1832 1892), British photographer *William Wilson Saunders (1809 1879), British entomologist …   Wikipedia

  • Saunders — Saunders: Saunders английская фамилия «Саундерс». Saunders   общепринятое сокращение (обозначение) имени ботаника, которое добавляется к научным (латинским) названиям некоторых таксонов ботанической номенклатуры и указывает на то, что… …   Википедия

  • Saunders — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le nom de Saunders est porté par plusieurs personnalités (par ordre alphabétique) : Albert Charles Saunders (1874 1943), homme politique canadien.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • William Breitbart — William S. Breitbart, FAPM, is an American psychiatrist who is an international leader in the fields of Psychosomatic Medicine, Psycho oncology, and Palliative Care. Dr. Breitbart, a renown clinician, researcher, and educator, is the Chief of the …   Wikipedia

  • William Lyon Mackenzie — (* 12. März 1795 in Dundee, Schottland; † 28. August 1861 in Toronto) war ein schottisch kanadischer Politiker und 1834 erster Bürgermeister Torontos. Während des Oberkanada Widerstandes 1837 spielte Macke …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • William Boulton — William Henry Boulton (* 19. April 1812 in York; † 15. Februar 1874 in Toronto) war ein kanadischer Anwalt, Politiker und der 8. Bürgermeister von Toronto. Der in York, dem späteren Toronto, geborene William Boulton studierte Rechtswissenschaften …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • William Holmes Howland — (* 11. Juni 1844 in Lambton Mills (Etobicoke); † 12. Dezember 1893 in Toronto) ist ein kanadischer Kaufmann, Sozialreformer und Politiker. Howland war von 1886 bis 1887 der 25. Bürgermeister Torontos. William Holmes Howland ist der älteste Sohn… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.