Edward Mawley

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Edward Mawley (14 May 1842 – 15 September 1916) was an English meteorologist and horticulturalist.[1]

Educated at the South Kensington School of Art, Mawley practised architecture for several years. In 1874–1875, he and a friend went on a round-trip voyage to Australia on SS Sobraon; on this voyage Mawley made meteorological measurements with a thermometer. In 1876 he joined the Royal Meteorological Society and served as its President in 1896 and 1897.[1] He made important modifications to the Stevenson screen for meteorological instruments.

He was Secretary of the National Rose Society from 1877 to 1914 and its President in 1915.[2] He was the co-author with Gertrude Jekyll of the 1902 book Roses for English Gardens. In 1904 he was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society.


  1. ^ a b McConnell, Anita. "Pen portraits of Presidents — Edward Mawley".
  2. ^ Desmond, Ray (1994). Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturalists. p. 478.
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