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Biographical entry Bastow, Richard Austin (1839 - 1920)

Born
14 May 1839
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died
14 May 1920
Occupation
Botanist and Botanical artist

Summary

Richard Austin Bastow, an architectural draughtsman, specialised in the field of cryptogamic botany and was a keen member of the Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria.

Details

Born Edinburgh, Scotland, 14 May 1839. Died Melbourne, 14 May 1920. Arrived Tasmania 1884 as architectural draughtsman; took up botany as a hobby; moved to Victoria ca 1888; worked on mosses.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Richard Austin Bastow - Records, 1880 - 1920, MSS M15; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Willis, J.H., Botanical Pioneers in Victoria, Victorian Naturalist, vol. 66, [Brown Pier Anderson], [Melbourne], 1949, 19 pp. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.