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Biographical entry Laseron, Charles Francis (1887 - 1959)

Polar Medal, F.R.Z.S.

Born
6 December 1887
Mantiowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America
Died
27 June 1959
Concord, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Conchologist and Zoologist

Summary

Charles Francis Laseron was the assistant biological collector to the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914. In 1906 he joined the Technological Museum, Sydney and on his return from Antarctica was placed in charge of the geological and later the applied art collections.

Details

Events

1911
Taxonomy event - Collector of the type Eucalyptus campanulata R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm.
1911
Award - Member of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1911 - 1913
Career position - Assistant Biologist on Douglas Mawson's Antarctic Expedition
1913
Taxonomy event - Honoured with Eucalyptus x laseronii R.T.Baker
1926 - 1929
Career position - Officer-in-Charge, Applied Arts section of the Technological Museum, Sydney

Archival resources

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

  • Charles Francis Laseron - Records, 1911 - 1914, UMS 466; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Charles Francis Laseron - Records, 1911 - 1914, ML MSS 385; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Charles Francis Laseron - Records, 1914 - 1915, ML MSS 1133; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Powerhouse Museum

  • Charles Francis Laseron - Records, 1906 - 1929, MRS 4, 5, 15, 202, 89 ...; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Laseron, C. F., South with Mawson. Reminiscences of the Australasian Expedition 1911-1914, 1947 edn, 1 vols, Australasian Publishing Company, Sydney, 1947. Details

Book Sections

  • Vallance, T. G., 'Laseron, Charles Francis (1887-1959), Naturalist and Connoisseur', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 675-676. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090677b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Laseron, Charles F., 'Obituary: Sir Douglas Mawson', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 21, no. 5, 1958, pp. 134-135. Details
  • McMichael, D. F. and Whitley, G. P., 'A Bibliography of Charles Francis Laseron with an Index to his New Genera and Species', Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 1958, pp. 114-121. Details
  • Quinn, Kylie, 'Mawson's Men', Australian Antarctic Magazine, vol. 22, 2012, pp. 8-12. Details
  • Taylor, Griffith, 'Obituary: Charles Francis Laseron', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 22, no. 3, 1959, p. 108. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.