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Biographical entry Wilson, Francis Erasmus (1888 - 1960)

25 November 1888
Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
30 July 1960
Entomologist and Analytical chemist


Francis Erasmus Wilson was an analytical chemist and later manager of the manufacturing department of Moran and Cato for 47 years (ca 1906-53). He was also an avid collector of insects and made several collection field trips to Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. His collection is held by the National Museum of Victoria. Wilson was President of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria 1929, and President of the Entomological Society of Victoria in 1928, 1929, 1934 and 1936. He was educated Wesley College.

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.