Mrs A.B. Howard was the wife of Charles W. Howard*, entomologist in the Transvaal Colony (1905-1908) and government entomologist of Mozambique (1908-1911?). During her stay in southern Africa she made a few minor contributions to natural history. On 12 July 1910 a paper by her, "On the light-organs of fire flies", was presented at a meeting of the Transvaal Biological Society in Pretoria. The paper was subsequently published in the Annals of the Transvaal Museum (1911, Vol. 3(1), pp. 58-62). In 1910, and again in 1911, she presented some plants from Mozambique to the Albany Museum, Grahamstown.