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Biographical entry Lewin, John William (1770 - 1819)

Born
1770
Died
27 August 1819
New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist and Engraver

Summary

John William Lewin came to Sydney in 1800 and produced two books in the colony, "Prodromus entomology ..." (1805) and "Birds of New South Wales" (1808, 1813, 1822, 1838) which are among the rarest early publications relating to Australia.

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

  • John William Lewin - Records, 1805 - 1808; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Linnean Society of New South Wales - Records, 1880s - 1920s, Pic Acc 2026; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • John William Lewin - Records, 1808 - 1940, MS 97; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Neville, Richard, Mr J W Lewin, Painter and Naturalist, UNSW Press, Sydney, 2012, 272 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Foote, Yolanda, 'John William Lewin, 1770-1819', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Mander-Jones, Phyllis, 'Lewin, John William (1770-1819), naturalist and artist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, pp. 111-112. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020097b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Jones, Phyllis Mander, 'John William Lewin. A Memoir', Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 42, no. 4, 1956, pp. 153-186. Details
  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Australian Botanists - (a) General, (b) New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. xlii, 1908, pp. 60-132. 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
  • Mander-Jones, P., 'John William Lewin', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 42, 1956. Details
  • Piggott, Louis J., 'John William Lewin's Birds of New South Wales: notes on the later editions', Archives of Natural History, vol. 29, no. 3, 2002, pp. 371-81. Details
  • Wheeler, Alwynne and Thompson, Aileen, 'John William Lewin's watercolour and line drawings in the Linnean Society of London archives: their relationship to his career in New South Wales and Tahiti', Archives of Natural History, vol. 23, no. 3, 1996, pp. 369-84. Details
  • Whitley, Gilbert P., 'Some Early Naturalists and Collectors in Australia', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. xix, 1933, pp. 291-304. 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.