John Whitehead (1833-1896)
Mr John Whitehead (1833-6/5/1896)
Cotton operative. Bryologist. Discovered Chara braunii. First President Manchester Cryptogamic Soc. Oldham Microscopical Club and Field Society. Eventually incapacitated with rheumatism in his knee.
Born Dukinfleld, Cheshire, 1833.
Died Oldham, 6 May, 1896.
Mosses in ' Flora of Ashton-under-Lyne,' 1888. Mosses in Naturalist, 1886, 85.
Journ. Bot. 1894, 193. Wilson Corr. Cott. Gard, xxviii. 585.
Obituary : Journal of Botany. 1897, 35, p. 89 (portrait - see below) - written by Britten.
Herb. at Manchester Univ. Amblyslegium filicinum var. Whiteheadii Wheldon.
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