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Biographical entry Simson, Augustus (1836 - 1918)

London, England
21 May 1918
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Entomologist and Naturalist


Augustus Simson was a stock and share broker with a special interest in mining enterprises. He amassed extensive collections of insects shells and plants, and was a member of the advisory committee to develop a museum in Launceston.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources


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

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.