Philip Henry Gosse, an English zoologist, born in Worcester, April 0, 1810. He went to Newfoundland in 1827 in a mercantile capacity, and during a residence there of eight years occupied his leisure in collecting insects and making colored drawings of them. He removed to Lower Canada, where he pursued his studies of zoology, particularly entomology, for three years, and afterward travelled in the United States, making in Alabama numerous drawings of the lepidop-tera of that region, and wrote "Letters from Alabama, chiefly relating to Natural History." After his return to England in 1839, he published the results of his observations under the title of the "Canadian Naturalist" (London, 1840). In 1844 he visited Jamaica to study its zoology, and on returning after 18 months published "The Birds of Jamaica," which was followed by an "Atlas of Illustrations " and " A Naturalist's Sojourn in Jamaica." During the subsequent years he published an "Introduction to Zoology," and prepared many works for the society for the promotion of Christian knowledge. He then devoted himself especially to the microscopic study of the British rotifera, and took a prominent part in the formation of public and private collections of marine animals. In 185G he was elected a member of the royal society.
His remaining works include: "The Aquarium" (1854); "Manual of Marine Zoology" (1855); "Tenby, a Seaside Romance" (185G); "Life in its Lower, Intermediate, and Higher Forms" (1857); "Omphalos, an Attempt to Untie the Gordian Knot" (1857); "Evenings at the Microscope " (1859); "Acti-nologia Britanniea, a History of the British Sea Anemones and Corals" (1860); "The Romance of Natural History" (1860-'62); "A Year at the Shore" (1805); and "Land and Sea" (1865).