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Biographical entry Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825 - 1895)

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Born
4 May 1825
Ealing, Middlesex, England
Died
29 June 1895
Eastbourne, England
Occupation
Biologist and Anthropologist

Summary

Thomas Henry Huxley visited Australia as assistant surgeon and naturalist on board the "Rattlesnake" 1847-50, during the early part of his scientific career. He carried out scientific research into the seas between the Australian coast and the Great Barrier Reef.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Thomas Henry Huxley - Records, 1851 - 1971, MS 134; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland

  • Thomas Henry Huxley - Records, 1847 - 1848, OM82-2; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

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

  • Linnean Society of London - Records, 1792 - 1870, FM 4/2699; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Thomas Henry Huxley - Records, c. 1953 - c. 1956, A4000; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Thomas Henry Huxley - Records, 1846 - 1850, FM 4/216; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • G. H. Inskip - Records, 1849 - 1950, MS 3784; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • James Thomas Stanton - Records, 1849 - 1951, MS 4029; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Thomas Henry Huxley - Records, 1825 - 1895, Mfm M876-916; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • William Henry Archer - Records, 1847 - 1866, MS 264; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

National Library of Australia Pictures Collection

  • Thomas Henry Huxley - Pictures, 1847, PIC R449 LOC1111; National Library of Australia Pictures Collection. Details
  • Thomas Henry Huxley - Pictures, 1946, PIC R449 LOC1112; National Library of Australia Pictures Collection. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Thomas Henry Huxley - Records, 1825 - 1895, M876-916; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Goodman, Jordan, The Rattlesnake: a Voyage of Discovery to the Coral Sea, Faber and Faber, London, 2005, 357 pp. Details
  • Huxley, J., Thomas Henry Huxley's Diary of the Voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, London, 1935. Details
  • McCalman, Iain,, Darwin's Armada , Viking, Camberwell (Vic.) , 2009, 422 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Mozley, Ann, 'Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825-1895), biologist, anthropologist and philosopher', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 577-578. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010535b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.