Henry Ernest Gascoyne Bulwer

Sir Henry Ernest Gascoyne Bulwer, GCMG (11 December 1836 – 30 September 1914[1]), the nephew of Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer and brother to Edward Earle Gascoyne Bulwer, was a British colonial administrator and diplomat.[2][3]

Bulwer was educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge.[4] Administrative and diplomatic posts held include:[3]

Bulwer was appointed to the Order of St Michael and St George, as Companion in 1864, Knight Commander in 1874, and as Knight Grand Cross in 1883.[8]


The town of Bulwer in Natal, South Africa was named after him.[9]

While Governor of Labuan he presented the type specimen of Bulwer's pheasant (Lophura bulweri) to the British Museum, a bird consequently named after him.[10][3]

The author H Rider Haggard dedicated his novel Marie to Sir Henry Bulwer.


  1. ^ "Sir Henry Ernest Gascoyne (Gascoigne) Bulwer (77), governor of Natal after whom the town Bulwer was named, dies in Norfolk, Eng". South African History Online. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  2. ^ Lee-Warner, William (1912). "Bulwer, Edward Earle Gascoyne" . Dictionary of National Biography (2nd supplement). London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  3. ^ a b c Archives Hub: Administrative/Biographical History of Sir Henry Ernest G. Bulwer[permanent dead link] Accessed 18 November 2008
  4. ^ "Bulwer, Henry Ernest [Gascoyne] Lytton (BLWR855HE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  5. ^ a b Laband, John (2009). Historical Dictionary of the Zulu Wars. Scarecrow Press. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-8108-6300-2.
  6. ^ Smith, Keith (2014). Dead Was Everything: Studies in the Anglo-Zulu War. Frontline Books. pp. 270–. ISBN 978-1-84832-731-3.
  7. ^ Morgan, Tabitha (2010). Sweet and Bitter Island: A History of the British in Cyprus. I.B.Tauris. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-0-85773-102-9.
  8. ^ "No. 26935". The London Gazette. 4 February 1898. p. 673.
  9. ^ Raper, P. E. (1989). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-947464-04-2 – via Internet Archive.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  10. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2014). The Eponym Dictionary of Birds. Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 214–. ISBN 978-1-4729-0574-1.

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