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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
  • Knapman, Gareth, 'Curiosities or Science in the National Museum of Victoria: Procurement Networks and the Purpose of a Museum', in Longair, Sarah and McAleer, John (eds), Curating Empire: Museums and the British Imperial Experience, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2012, pp. 83-103. 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

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
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Frederick McCoy', The Fossil Collector Bulletin, vol. 36, 1992, pp. 15-22. 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
  • Grey, Merilyn and Morton, Anne (editors), 'McCoy Special issues, parts 1 and 2', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 118, no. 5/6, 2001, pp. 145-332. 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
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McCarthy, G.J.