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Biographical entry MacGillivray, John (1821 - 1867)

Born
18 December 1821
Aberdeen, Scotland
Died
6 June 1867
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist and Botanist

Summary

John MacGillivray was botanist and natural history collector for the Earl of Derby on board the "Fly" on its marine survey of Australia 1842-45. He was also naturalist on the "Rattlesnake" 1847-50, and on the "Herald" 1853-54.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Archives Office of Tasmania

  • John MacGillivray - Records, 1847 - 1849, NS 534; Archives Office of Tasmania. Details

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

  • Edward Pearson Ramsay - Records, 1860 - 1912, ML MSS 563; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • John MacGillivray - Records, 24 September 1846 - 27 August 1848, A3925; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • John MacGillivray - Records, 1844 - 1849, FM 4/2231; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • John MacGillivray - Records, 1852 - 1855, FM 4/2092; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • John MacGillivray - Records, 1844 - 1855, mfm G 1881; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • John MacGillivray - Records, 1847 - 1849, mfm G 24785; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Calaby, J. H., 'MacGillivray, John (1821-1867), naturalist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, pp. 167-168. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020144b.htm. Details
  • Ralph, Robert, 'John MacGillivray, 1821-1867', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details

Journal Articles

  • Iredale, T., 'The Last Letters of John MacGillvray', The Australian Zoologist, vol. 9, 1937, pp. 40-63. Details
  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Queensland Botanists', Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, vol. xii, 1909, pp. 373-383. Details
  • Whitley, G. P., 'Early Naturalist in Queensland [John MacGillivray]', North Queensland Naturalist, vol. 41, no. 162, 1973, pp. 3-4. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.