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Biographical entry Paterson, William (1755 - 1810)

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Born
17 August 1755
Scotland
Died
21 June 1810
at sea
Occupation
Explorer and Naturalist

Summary

William Paterson, soldier and Lieut-Governor of New South Wales, was an amateur naturalist who collected botanical, geological and insect specimens for Joseph Banks in Britain. He made several inland expeditions in Eastern 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

  • New South Wales Colonial Secretary's Office - Records, 1799 - c. 1930, ML MSS 681; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Paterson - Records, 1794 - 1806, FM 4/2700; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Joseph Banks - Records, 1745 - 1820, MS 9; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Fletcher, Brian H., 'William Paterson, 1755-1810', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • MacMillan, David S., 'Paterson, William (1755-1810), soldier, explorer and lieut-governor', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, pp. 317-319. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020284b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 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

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.