Biographical entry Calvert, James Snowden (1825 - 1884)
- 13 July 1825
Otley, Yorkshire, England
- 22 July 1884
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Explorer and Botanist
James Calvert accompanied Ludwig Leichhardt (q.v.) on his 1844-1845 expedition from Brisbane to Port Essington. He was the husband of Caroline Louisa Atkinson.
Born Otley, Yorkshire, England, 13 July 1825. Died Sydney, 22 July 1884. Migrated to Australia 1841. Went with Ludwig Leichardt (q.v.) from Brisbane to Port Essington 1844-45, manager, Cavan station, near Yass. Keen botanist, who won medals for botanical entries at exhibitions in London and Paris. Commemorated by several place names in Queensland.
Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science
- Chisholm, A. H., 'Calvert, James Snowden (1825-1884), explorer and botanist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 3, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969, p. 333. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A030308b.htm. Details
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