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Biographical entry Menzies, Archibald (1754 - 1842)

Born
15 March 1754
Weims, Perthshire, Scotland
Died
15 February 1842
Notting Hill, England
Occupation
Surgeon and Naturalist

Summary

Archibald Menzies visited Western Australia as surgeon and naturalist to the Pacific Expedition of George Vancouver in the "Discovery" 1790-1795.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia

  • Archibald Menzies - Records, 1791, LBWA 405A; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details

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

  • Archibald Menzies - Records, 1790 - 1794, FM 4/16; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Powerhouse Museum

  • Joseph Banks - Records, 1766 - 1820, ML MSS 2144; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Published resources

Books

  • McCarthy, J.,, Monkey Puzzle Man: Archibald Menzies, Plant Hunter , Whittles Publisher [and] Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Caithness , 2008, 223 pp. Details
  • Williams, Glyn, Naturalists at Sea: Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut/London, 2013, 309 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Galloway, D. J. and Groves, E. W., 'Archibald Menzies M.D., F.L.S. (1754-1842), aspects of his life, travels and collections', Archives of Natural History, vol. 14, no. 1, 1987, pp. 3-43. Details
  • Groves, Eric W., 'Archibald Menzies's Visit to King George Sound, Western Australia, September-October 1791', Archives of Natural History, vol. 40, 2013, pp. 139-48. Details

Reviews

  • Groves, Eric W., review of McCarthy, J., Monkey Puzzle Man: Archibald Menzies, Plant Hunter (2008), Archives of Natural History, vol. 36, no. 1, 2009, pp. 180-181. Details
  • Staples, G., Review of McCarthy, J., Monkey Puzzle Man: Archibald Menzies, Plant Hunter (2008), Gardens' Bulletin Singapore, vol. 60, no. 2, 2009, pp. 411-414. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.