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Biographical entry Forster, Johann Reinhold (1729 - 1798)

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Born
22 October 1729
Prussia, Prussia, Germany
Died
9 December 1798
Halle, Saxony, Germany
Occupation
Naturalist

Summary

Johann Reinhold Forster was the scientist on James Cook's second expedition to the Pacific on board the "Resolution" 1772-75. He was the father of J.G.A. Forster.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • Johann Georg Adam Forster and Johann Reinhold Forster - Records, 1772 - 1775, MS 051; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Joseph Banks - Records, 1766 - 1820, ML MSS 743; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Johann Reinhold Forster - Records, 1745 - 1820, MS 688; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Joseph Banks - Records, 1745 - 1820, MS 9; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Hoare, Michael E., The tactless philosopher: Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-98), Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1976, 419 pp. Details
  • Williams, Glyn, Naturalists at Sea: Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut/London, 2013, 309 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Dippel, Horst, 'Conflicting Anthropological Concepts: Georg Forster and Johann Reinhold Forster on New Zealand', in Braund, James (ed.), Ferdinand Hochstetter and the Contribution of German-Speaking Scientists to New Zealand Natural History in the Nineteenth Century, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 2012, pp. 29-46. Details
  • Shaw, A G. L., 'Forster, Johann Reinhold (1729-1798), author and naturalist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 403-404. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010371b.htm. Details

Edited Books

  • Hoare, Michael E. (ed.), The 'Resolution' Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772-1775, 4 vols, Hakluyt Society, London, 1982, 873 pp. Details
  • Weber, Therese and Watson, Jeanie (eds), Cook's pacific encounters: the Cook-Forster Collection of the Georg-August University of Gottingen, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 2006, 110 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Carolin, R. C., 'J. R. and J. G. A. Forster and Their Collections', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 88, 1963, pp. 108-111. Details
  • Hoare, M. E., ''A Strange and Eventful History': the Scientific Correspondents of J. R. Forster (1729-98)', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 2, no. 3, 1972, pp. 7-17. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9720230007.htm. Details
  • Iredale, T., 'J. R. and G. Forster, Naturalists', Emu, vol. 37, 1937, pp. 95-99. Details
  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Australian Botanists - (a) General, (b) New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. xlii, 1908, pp. 60-132. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.