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Biographical entry Carter, Herbert James (1858 - 1940)

Born
23 April 1858
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
Died
16 April 1940
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Herbert James Carter, a schoolmaster, was an active collector and entomologist with a particular interest in Coleoptera (beetles and weevils). He was an honorary entomologist to the Australian Museum and published about 60 papers on entomological subjects.

Details

Born Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, 23 April 1858. Died Sydney, 16 April 1940. Educated University of Cambridge (BA 1881). Arrived Sydney 1882; assistant mathematics master, then senior mathematics master, Sydney Grammar School 1882-1901; principal, Ascham [an enlightened girls' school] 1902-14. Collected and studied Coleoptera. President, Linnean Society of New South Wales 1925-26. Joint editor with A W Jose of "The Australian Encyclopaedia" (Sydney, 1925-26).

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Archival resources

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

  • Angus & Robertson - Records, 1824 - 1933, ML MSS 314; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Arthur Wilberforce Jose - Records, 1919 - 1925, A7273; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Herbert James Carter - Records, 1927 - 1940, ML MSS 1772; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Franki, G. T., 'Carter, Herbert James (1858-1940)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 584-585. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070589b.htm. Details
  • Franki, G. T., 'Carter, Herbert James (1858-1940), schoolmaster and entomologist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), London Mathematical Society, Journal, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 583-584. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Hubert James Carter, 1858-1940', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales Memorial Series No. 9, vol. 68, 1959, pp. 91-94. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.