Zoologist. Brindley was born in June 1865, son of John Beavis Brindley, barrister at law. He entered St John's College in 1884 and, in 1887, graduated BA with a Third Class in Part I of the Natural Sciences Tripos. He was Demonstrator in Elementary Biology, 1915-26, and then University Demonstrator in Zoology, 1926-34. He contributed to the study of variation of the Mollusca and the Orthoptera group of insects, and acted as an Examiner in zoology at Glasgow University, 1915-18 and 1925-6. He was also a Fellow of St John's, and, from 1914 to 1923, Steward of the College.
Brindley was deeply interested in shipping, and rose to distinction as a nautical archaeologist. He was a founding member of the Navy Records Society and of the Society for Nautical Research, serving as its Vice-President. In 1935 he was Head of the Seal Room of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
Brindley's first wife, Gertrude Roberta Froggatt, died in 1921, leaving him a son and a daughter. He married Maud Doria Harviland in 1922 and they had one daughter. Brindley died 18 February 1944.
Illustrated zoological notebooks, notes, cards, one model.
Given by Dr Frank Hollick.