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Biographical entry French, Charles (1842 - 1933)

Born
10 September 1842
Lewisham, Kent, England
Died
21 May 1933
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist and Entomologist

Summary

Charles French worked as a nurseryman in Victoria from 1858. In 1864 he was appointed to the staff of the Botanic Gardens and in 1873 was in charge of fern and tropical plant propagation. He was made Victorian Government Entomologist in 1889.

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

  • Baldwin Spencer - Records, 1880 - 1929, ML MSS 29; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Edward Pearson Ramsay - Records, 1860 - 1912, ML MSS 563; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Victorian College of Agriculture and Horticulture, Burnley

  • Charles (2) French - Records, 1891 - 1920; Victorian College of Agriculture and Horticulture, Burnley. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details
  • Willis, J.H., Botanical Pioneers in Victoria, Victorian Naturalist, vol. 66, [Brown Pier Anderson], [Melbourne], 1949, 19 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Pescott, R. T. M., 'French, Charles (1842-1933) and Charles Hamilton (1868-1950)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 585-586. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080602b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Pescott, E.E., 'Charles French', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 50, no. 7, 1933, pp. 57-60. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.