Robert Walter Campbell Shelford
- Born: 3 Aug 1872, Singapore
- Marriage: Audrey Gurney Richardson Q2 1908 in Bath, , Somerset, England
- Died: 22 Jun 1912, 27 Richmond Avenue, Margate, Kent, England aged 39
Robert Walter Campbell Shelford (1872-1912) was born in Singapore. Shelford was educated privately until he entered King's College, London and later Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He went to Borneo to become the curator of the Sarawak Museum and later worked in the Hope Department entomological collections of Oxford University, England. Shelford was a naturalist and a leading authority on cockroaches.
Adm. pens. at EMMANUEL, May 29, 1891. [B. at Singapore, Aug. 3, 1872. Educated at King's College, London.] Matric. Michs. 1891; B.A. 1894; M.A. 1901. Demonstrator in biology at the Yorkshire College, Leeds, 1895-7. Curator of the Sarawak Museum at Kuching, 1897-1904. In the Hope Department of Oxford Univ. Museum from 1905. Married, June 1908, -, dau. of the Rev. Alfred Richardson. Died June 22, 1912, at Margate. (G. B. Routledge.)
Robert married Audrey Gurney Richardson, daughter of Reverend Alfred Richardson and Emma Leatham, Q2 1908 in Bath, , Somerset, England. (Audrey Gurney Richardson was born on 13 Feb 1885 in Great Ayton, Yorkshire, England and died Q4 1979 in Oxford, , Oxfordshire, England.)