HENDERSON, John Robertson. Melrose, Roxburghshire 21.5.1863 — Edinburgh 26.10.1925. British (Scottish) Zoologist in India. Son of Edward H., a revenue official, and Jessie Louttit Robertson. Educated at Dulwich College and Dollar Academy. Studies of medicine at Edinburgh (MB ChB 1884), became interested in marine zoology and began fieldwork. In 1885 to India. In 1892-1911 Professor of Zoology at Madras Christian College and 1908-20 Superintendent of Government Museum in Madras. Returned 1919 to Scotland. Married 1888 Alice Roberta Sinclair (d. 1915), one daughter and one son, and 1921 Elizabeth Adie, no children. He was a lay historian and numismatist.
Publications: Many zoological publications.
– The Coins of Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan. 123 p. Madras 1921.