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Biographical entry Fletcher, Joseph James (1850 - 1926)

Born
1850
Auckland, New Zealand
Died
15 May 1926
Hunter's Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Zoologist and Botanist

Summary

Joseph James Fletcher was the director of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1893-1919. He had joined the Society in 1881, its council in 1883, became librarian in 1886 and was president 1919-1921. Earlier he had taught science at Newington College, Sydney.

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Events

1886 - 1919
Career position - Secretary of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1902
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus apiculata R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm. Fletcher was joint collector of syntype
1920 - 1921
Career position - President of the Linnean Society of New South Wales

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Adolph Basser Library Pictorial Collection, MS 056; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • 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
  • J. D. Cox - Records, 1898 - 1906, B1174; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Linnean Society of New South Wales - Records, 1826 - 1970, ML MSS 2009; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

Edited Books

  • Fletcher, J.J. (ed.), The Macleay Memorial Volume, Sydney, 1893. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Joseph James Fletcher, 1850-1926', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales Memorial Series No. 2, vol. 52, 54, 1927. Details
  • Fletcher, J.J., 'On the Rise and Early Progress of our Knowledge of the Australian Fauna', Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, vol. vii, 1901, pp. 69-104. Details
  • Fletcher, J.J., 'The Society's Heritage from the Macleays', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 45, 1920, pp. 592-629. Details
  • Fletcher, J.J., 'The Society's Heritage From the Macleays. Part ii', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. liv, 1929, pp. 185-272. Details

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See also

  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.