Henry Rogers

Biography of Henry Rogers

Henry Rogers
Henry Rogers

Henry Darwin Rogers (1808-1866) was Professor of Natural History from 1857 until his death in 1866, and was responsible for the care of the Hunterian Museum.

Born in Philadelphia, Rogers was the brother of William Barton Rogers, who founded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rogers was taught at home and studied briefly at the College of William and Mary, before founding two high schools with his brother. He acquired an interest in Geology while teaching in Britain in the 1830s and he directed geological surveys of New Jersey in 1835 and Pennsylvania in 1836. He became a freelance geologist and in 1855 moved to Scotland, where he was appointed to the Chair of Natural History two years later.


Henry Rogers

Born 1 August 1808, Philadelphia, USA.
Died 29 May 1866.
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Occupation categories: geologists
Record last updated: 4th Aug 2014

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