William Henry Harvey (1811-1866)
Phycologia Britannica, or, A History of British Sea-Weeds
(London: 1871, Vol. IV)
Courtesy of National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
William Henry Harvey was Professor of Botany, Royal Dublin Society, and Chair of Botany, Trinity College Dublin. Anne Elizabeth Ball (1808-72), an algologist and botanical illustrator, assisted him greatly in his work. She collected and recorded many of the seaweeds that he went on to publish in Flora Hibernica (1836) and Phycologia Britannica (1846-51). She found this specimen at Clontarf in 1843. Harvey named it Cladophora balliana in her honour.