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Biographical entry Francis, George William (1800 - 1865)

Born
1800
England
Died
9 August 1865
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

George Francis was the Director and Secretary of the new Botanic Gardens, Adelaide 1855-1865. He worked in London prior to arriving in South Australia in 1849 and was the editor of the journal "Science and Art".

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and State Herbarium

  • George William Francis - Records, 1855 - 1865, P4-1; Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and State Herbarium. Details

State Records of South Australia

  • George William Francis - Records, 1869, GRG 75/1 and others; State Records of South Australia. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Best, Barbara J., George William Francis first Director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and the author, Adelaide, 1986. Details
  • Best, Barbara J., A selection of articles from newspapers and magazines by George William Francis, first director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, The Author, Adelaide, 1987. Details

Journal Articles

  • Maiden, J.H., 'A Century of Botanical Endeavor in South Australia', Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, vol. xi, 1907, pp. 158-199. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.