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Biographical entry Gould, John (1804 - 1881)

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Born
14 September 1804
Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Died
3 February 1881
London, England
Occupation
Ornithologist and Zoologist

Summary

John Gould visited Australia in 1838-40 with his wife, Elizabeth Gould (qv), and on his return to England published fourteen volumes on the birds and mammals of Australia illustrated by both himself and Elizabeth.

Archival resources

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

  • John Gould - Records, 1839 - 1843, ML MSS 547; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Linnean Society of London - Records, 1792 - 1870, FM 4/2699; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Gregory Macalister Mathews - Records, 1900 - 1949, MS 1465; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • John Gould - Records, 1838 - 1884, MS 587; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • John Gould - Records, 1838 - 1884, MS 454; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • John Gould - Records, 1888 - 1951, MS 1755; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • John MacGillivray - Records, 1844 - 1855, mfm G 1881; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Joseph Ravenscroft Elsey - Records, 1857, MS 1217; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Royal Society of Tasmania

  • John Gould - Records, 1838 - 1942, Ms 58/29-37; Royal Society of Tasmania. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • John Gould - Records, 1857 - 1877, M725-7; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Western Australia Herbarium

  • John Gould - Records, 1842, 58(044) Gil; Western Australia Herbarium. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Datta, Ann, John Gould in Australia: Letters and Drawings with a Catalogue of Manuscripts, Correspondence and Drawings Relating to the Birds and Mammals of Australia Held in the Natural History Museum, London, Miegunyah Press [MUP], Melbourne, 1997, 516 pp. Details
  • Dawes, Sean C., John Gould: an Australian Perspective, Axiom Publishing, Stepney, SA, 2011, 228 pp. Details
  • Fisher, Clemency and Calaby, John, The Top of the Top End: John Gilbert's Manuscript Notes for John Gould on Vertebrates from Port Essington and Cobourg Peninsula (Northern Territory, Australia); with Comments on Specimens Collected during the Settlement Period 1838 to 1849, and Subsequently, Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, Darwin, 2009, 239 pp. Details
  • Ford, Fred, John Gould's extinct and endangered mammals of Australia, NLA Publishing, Canberra, 2014, 271 pp. Details
  • Russell, Roslyn, The Business of Nature: John Gould and Australia, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2011, 244 pp. Details
  • Sauer, Gordon C., John Gould, the Bird Man: a Chronology and Biliography, Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne, 1982. Details
  • Tree, Isabella, The Ruling Passion of John Gould: a Biography of the Bird Man, Barrie and Jenkins, London, 1991, 250 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Chisholm, A. H., 'Gould, John (1804-1881), zoologist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 465-467. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010427b.htm. Details
  • Sauer, G.C., 'Forty Years Association with John Gould the Bird Man', in A. Wheeler and J. H. Price (eds), From Linnaeus to Darwin: Commentaries on the History of Biology and Geology: Natural History in the Early Nineteenth Century: Papers from the Fifth Easter Meeting of the Society, 18-31 March, 1983, Society for the History of Natural History, London, 1985, pp. 159-166. Details

Journal Articles

  • Barrett, C., 'The Birdman: a sketch of the life of John Gould.', Whitcombe & Tombs, 1938. Details
  • Cambell, A. G., 'John Gould Amongst Tasmanian Birds', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Cayley, N., 'John Gould as an Illustrator.', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Chisholm, A. H., 'Some Letters from George Grey to John Gould', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Chisholm, A. H., 'John Gilbert. Some Letters to Gould', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Chisholm, A. H., 'John Gould's Australian Prospectus', Emu, vol. 42, 1942, pp. 74-84. Details
  • Dickinson, D. J., 'A Resume of Gould's Major Works', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Fleming, Althea, 'Birds, books and money: McCoy's correspondence with John Gould (1857-1876)', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 118, 2001, pp. 210-8. Details
  • Hindwood, K. A., 'Some Gouldian Letters', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Hindwood, K. A., 'The Letters of Edwin C. Prince to John Gould in Australia.', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Hindwood, K. A., 'Mrs. Gould', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Hindwood, K. A., 'John Gould in Australia.', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Iredale, T., 'John Gould: the Bird Man.', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Mack, G., 'John Gould's Correspondence with Sir Frederick McCoy', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Olsen, Penny, 'Mr Gilbert's Beautiful Parrakeet', National Library of Australia News, 2005. Also available at http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/131760/20120120-0944/www.nla.gov.au/pub/nlanews/2005/mar05/story-1.pdf. Details
  • Sharpe, R. B., 'Analytical Index to the Works of...J. Gould...with a Biographical Memoir and Portrait', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Stephens, Matthew, 'Patterns of Nature: the Art of John Gould at the National Library', National Library of Australia News, vol. XV, no. 7, 2005, pp. 3-6. Also available at http://www.nla.gov.au/pub/nlanews/2005/apr05/article2.html. Details
  • Whitley, G.P., 'John Gould's Associates', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Whittell, H. M., 'Gould's Western Australian Birds, with Notes on His Collectors', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • MacInnis, Peter, Curious Minds: the Discoveries of Australian Naturalists, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2012, 213 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.