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Biographical entry Hamilton, Alexander Greenlaw (1852 - 1941)

Born
14 April 1852
Bailieborough, Cavan, Ireland
Died
21 October 1941
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist

Summary

Alexander Greenlaw Hamilton, a schoolteacher, devoted much of his time to natural history, was associated with various scientific societies and wrote widely on Australian flora and fauna. From 1907 he was a lecturer in Nature Study at the Teachers' College, Sydney.

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

  • Alexander Greenlaw Hamilton - Records, 1878 - 1941, Uncatalogued MSS SET 482; 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

Book Sections

  • Gilbert, L. A., 'Hamilton, Alexander Greenlaw (1852-1941), Schoolteacher and Naturalist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 173-174. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090166b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Alexander Greenlaw Hamilton, 1852-1941', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 69, 1944, pp. 176-184. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.