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Biographical entry Abbott, Francis (Jnr) (1834 - 1903)

18 June 1834
Derby, England
22 November 1903
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Botanist and Meteorologist


Francis Abbott Jnr, was initially assistant to the Superintendent of the Botanical Gardens, Hobart and then Superintendent. He also had a keen interest in astronomy and meteorology.



Life event - Arrived in Australia (Hobart) with mother and brothers
1851 - 1858
Career position - Apprentice to the Superintendent at the Hobart Botanical Gardens in Tasmania
8 December 1859 - 1903
Career position - Superintendent of the Hobart Botanical Gardens, Tasmania

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Royal Society of Tasmania

  • Francis (Jnr) Abbott - Records, 1875 - 1889, RSA/B.10, E.3, A17(A); Royal Society of Tasmania. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Abbott, Francis Jnr, 'Notes on Eucalyptus globulus (Blue Gum of Tasmania)', Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania (1876), 11-13. Details


McCarthy, G.J.