Golden Tench – Reverend W. Houghton

Reverend W. Houghton

British Fresh Water Fish with Alexander Francis Lydon (artist), Benjamin Fawcett (printer) and William Mackenzie (publisher) London 1879.

The Reverend William Houghton (1828-1895) was an English’s naturalist and clergyman, noted for being the author of British Fresh-Water Fishes.  Houghton was rector of Preston on the Weald Moors in Shropshire. A serious naturalist, he became a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. To produce his major work, Houghton studied fish specimens at the British Museum.