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Biographical entry Scott, Alexander Walker (1800 - 1883)

Born
10 November 1800
Bombay, India
Died
1 November 1883
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist and Entrepreneur

Summary

Alexander Scott settled on Ash Island in the Hunter River in 1831 and was a prominent figure in the commercial establishment of the Newcastle region. He was a trustee of the Australian Museum 1862-1879 and the father of Harriet and Helena Scott.

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Archival resources

Australian Museum

  • Alexander Walker Scott Records, Series 222; Australian Museum. Details
  • Alexander Walker Scott - Records, Series 160; Australian Museum. Details
  • Alexander Walker Scott - Records, 1862 - 1879, Series 1; Australian Museum. Details
  • Alexander Walker Scott - Records, Series 194; Australian Museum. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Edward Pearson Ramsay - Records, 1860 - 1912, ML MSS 563; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Scott Family - Records, 1777 - 1925, ML MSS 38; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930 (Sydney: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., 1932), 380 pp. Details
  • Scott, A. W., Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations Drawn from the Life (London: J. van Voorst, 1864), 30 pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Goold, W. J., 'Our Pioneers', Newcastle and Hunter District Historical Society, Journal, 10 (1956). Details

Resources

McCarthy, G.J.