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Biographical entry McCoy, Frederick (1817 - 1899)

Born
1817
Dublin, Ireland
Died
13 May 1899
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Palaeontologist and Naturalist

Summary

Frederick McCoy was Professor of Natural Sciences, University of Melbourne 1854-1899, Director of the National Museum of Victoria from 1858 and President of the Royal Society of Victoria, 1864.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Adolph Basser Library Pictorial Collection, MS 056; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • 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

  • Frederick McCoy - Records, 1841 - 1892, A675; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Frederick McCoy - Records, 1865, A100; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Frederick McCoy - Records, A126; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • George Ernest Morrison - Records, 1850 - 1932, ML MSS 312; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Museum Victoria

  • Frederick McCoy - Records, 1858 - 1899; Museum Victoria. Details

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Frederick McCoy - Records, 1857 - 1889, MSS M35; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Frederick McCoy - Records, 1857 - 1869; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Gillbank, Linden, From System Garden to Scientific Research: The University of Melbourne's School of Botany under its First Two Professors (1906-1973), School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic., 2010, 38 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Fendley, G. C., 'McCoy, Sir Frederick (1817-1899),', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 5, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974, pp. 134-135. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050156b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'The Fuss About Coal: Troubled Relations between Palaeonbotany an Geology', in D. J. Carr and S. G. M. Carr (eds), Plants and Man in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981, pp. 136-76. Details

Conference Proceedings

  • Pierson, Roger (ed.), The History of Geology in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century: the Story in Australia, and in Victoria, from Selwyn and McCoy to Gregory 1853 to 1903, Earth Sciences History Group, Geological Society of Australia, Melbourne, 2007, 69 pp. Details

Journals

  • Field Naturalists' Club Of Victoria (ed.), The Victorian Naturalist: McCoy Special issues, parts 1 and 2, vol. 118, no. 5/6, 2001, 145-332 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Birch, W. D. and Henry, D., 'The geological collections of Museum of Victoria, Melbourne', Australian Journal of Mineralogy, vol. 6, no. 2, 2000, pp. 83-91. Details
  • Carkeek, Malcolm, 'No Stone Unturned: in Search of Professor Sir Frederick McCoy, FRS', Victorian Historical Journal, vol. 69, no. 1, 1998, pp. 24-39. Details
  • Fleming, Althea, 'Birds, books and money: McCoy's correspondence with John Gould (1857-1876)', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 118, 2001, pp. 210-8. Details
  • Gillbank, Linden, 'Animal acclimatisation: McCoy and the menagerie the became Melbourne's zoo', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 118, 2001, pp. 297-304. Details
  • Gillbank, Linden, 'The University of Melbourne Herbarium, from McCoy to MELU: a broken paper-trail', University of Melbourne Collections, vol. 1, 2007, pp. 20-8. Details
  • Gillbank, Linden, 'University Botany in Colonial Victoria: Frederick McCoy's Botanical Classes and Collections at the University of Melbourne', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 19, no. 1, 2008, pp. 53-82. Details
  • Grey, Merilyn and Morton, Anne, 'McCoy special issue, part one(-two)', Victorian naturalist, vol. 118, no. 5-6, 2001, pp. 146-332. Details
  • Houghton, Sheila, 'Frederick McCoy and the FNCV', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 118, 2001, pp. 314-8. Details
  • Jackson, Patrick N. Wyse and Monaghan, Nigel T., 'Frederick McCoy: an Eminent Victorian Paleontologist and His Synopses of Irish Palaeontology of 1844 and 1846', Geology Today, 1994, pp. 231-234. Details
  • Kean, John and Carland, Rebecca, 'Natural Observations: the Artists of Frederick McCoy's Zoology of Victoria', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 122, 2005, pp. 366-75. Details
  • McCann, Doug and Archbold, N. W., 'Frederick McCoy and the Silurian System', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 117, 2005, pp. 151-173. Details
  • Minard, Peter, 'Assembling Acclimatization: Frederick McCoy, European Ideas, Australian Circumstances', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 24, 2013, pp. 1-14. Details
  • Pierson, Roger, 'McCoy and Clarke: their dispute over the age of Australia's black coal', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 118, 2001, pp. 219-25. Details
  • Rasmussen, Carolyn, 'Professor Frederick McCoy and the National Museum of Victoria, 1856-1899', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 118, 2001, pp. 200-9. Details
  • Wilkinson, Ian, 'Frederick McCoy and the University of Melbourne', Victorian naturalist, vol. 118, 2001, pp. 186-92. Details
  • Wilkinson, Ian R, 'The Battle for the Museum: Frederick McCoy and the Establishment of the National Museum of Victoria at the University of Melbourne', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 1, 1996, pp. 1-11. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9961110001.htm. Details
  • Wilkinson, Ian R., 'Frederick McCoy: First Science Professor at the University of Melbourne', History of Education Review, vol. 25, no. 1, 1996, pp. 54-70. Details

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Title
McCoy, Frederick Portrait
Type
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Details

McCarthy, G.J.