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Biographical entry Helms, Richard (1842 - 1914)

Born
12 December 1842
Altona, Hanover, Germany
Died
17 July 1914
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Botanical collector, Naturalist and Bacteriologist

Summary

Richard Helms was a field officer on the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition 1891 -1892, during which time he collected many specimens including two as yet unclassified eucalypts. He worked for the Australian Museum 1888 -1890, the New South Wales Department of Agriculture from 1891 as a collector and from 1900 as a bacteriologist. He worked in WA 1896 -1899.

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Events

1891 - 1892
Career event - Naturalist with the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition to Central Australia
1929
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus helmsii Maiden & Blakely was named in his honour
1936
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus trivalvis Blakely. Helms collected the type
1936
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus gongylocarpa Blakely. Helms collected the type

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

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

  • Richard Helms - Records, 1891, A2575-6; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Richard Helms - Records, 1879 - 1887, ML MSS 3839; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Journal Articles

  • Alexander, W. B., 'Obituary: Mr. Richard Helms', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Western Australia, vol. 49, 1914. Details
  • Galloway, David J. and Vitikainen, Orvo, 'Contributions to a history of New Zealand lichenology 4: Richard Helms (1842-1914)', Australasian Lichenology, vol. 73, 2013, pp. 12-44. Details
  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Australian Botanists', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. lv, 1921, pp. 60-132; 150-169. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.