A short biography of F.F. LA1DLAW (Feb. I. 1876 – Dec. 11, 1963) and a brief appreciation of his scientific work, are followed by his complete bibliography. Dr Laidlaw was one of the most prolific students of the taxonomy and systematics of the Oriental Odonata. The present paper is largely based on his unpublished correspondence. The account of the d iscovery of the H imalayan Epiophlebia laidlawi Till, is outlined in some detail.