Henri Fouilhoux was a French naturalist, mineralogist and specimen dealer at 19, rue Beauregard in Clermont-Ferrand, and friend and collecting partner of Ferdinand Gonnard (1833-1923), Professor of Mining at the University of Lyon. Professor Lecoq, at the Academy of Sciences in Clermont-Ferrand, mentioned Fouilhoux's important stock of specimens in 1829. Fouilhoux sold, among other things, boxed collections of mineral and rock specimens. One such case, featuring the minerals of Auvergne, consists of a laquered wooden box measuring 28 x 37.5 cm, and 7 cm deep; it contains two trays of 49 specimens each, carefully labeled.
Dr. De Lasaulx in Bonn referred to the collection of V. Fouilhoux in 1874, and certainly by 1879 Henri was working in partnership with V. Fouilhoux (possibly his son). A journal for naturalists in 1874 referred to exchanges made with "V. Fouilhoux, Rue Borgard 19, Clermont-Ferrand -- Géologie, Minéralogie." Gonnard (1892) refers to "specimens from all countries sold by Monsieurs H. and V. Fouilhoux of Clermont-Ferrand."
Henri Fouilhoux had a substantial personal collection of insects, which he made available to other naturalists for study. In 1870, E. Oustalet name the species Cleonis fouilhouxii nobis in his honor.
OUSTALET, E. (1870) Annales des sciences geologiques, vol. 2, p. 69.
LASAULX, (1874) Memoires de l'Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Clermont-Ferrand (France).
GONNARD, F. (1879) Memoires de l'Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Clermont-Ferrand (France).
GONNARD, F.(1892) Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie et de cristallographie.
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