Latham, John (1740-1837)

Also known as
Latham, John, (FRS) (1740-1837)
Field of activity
Ornithologist
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1466737

Biographies

John Latham (1740-1837), ornithologist, was born on 27 June 1740 at Eltham, Kent, England, son of John Latham, a surgeon. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, studied anatomy under the radical...

View the full record at Australian Dictionary of Biography

John Letham was the first to describe, and to name scientifically, a large number of Australian birds. He has been called the "grandfather" of Australian ornithology.

Born Eltham, Kent, England 27 June 1740. Died 4 February 1837. Educated in medicine at London hospitals. MD, Erlangen, Germany, 1796. Medical practitioner, Dartford until he retired in 1796. Fellow, Royal Society 1775. Played a leading role in the formation of the Linnean Society of London 1788. Wrote several books on birds, including , 1-10, 1821-28. He contributed the descriptions of birds in . He knew all the important English naturalists and collectors so was able to examine practically all specimens and drawings of Australian birds which reached England. In his later books he provided the first published descriptions and scientific names of many Australian birds, including the emu, white cockatoo, wedge-tailed eagle, lyre-bird and magpie.

View the full record at Encyclopedia of Australian Science

Resources for John Latham

Selected resources (4)

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Latham, John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Notes on Some Original Drawings of Birds Used by Dr John Latham
    Sawyer, F. C.
    Published: 1949
    Series: Society for Bibliography of Natural History Journal, 2
  3. History of American Ornithology Before Audubon
    Allen, E. G.
    Published: 1951
    Series: American Philosophical Society, Transactions, 41
  4. Latham, John (1740-1837), ornithologist
    Calaby, J. H.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 88-89

Resources by John Latham (17)

  1. Letter
    Latham, John, 1740-1837
    [ Unpublished : 1789 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 107,083.336)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 107,083.336)

  2. Collections for a history of Romsey, Hampshire / John Latham ; based on a transcription by Pat Genge ; and edited by Phoebe Merrick
    Latham, John, 1740-1837
    [ Book : 2017 ]
    Collections for a history of Romsey, Hampshire / John Latham ; based on a transcription by Pat Genge ; and edited by Phoebe Merrick
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 88,095.992)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 88,095.992)

  3. An essay on the tracheæ or windpipes of various kinds of birds. By John Latham, ... From the Transactions of the Linnean Society, vol. 4. 1798
    Latham, John, 1740-1837
    [ Microform, Book : 1798 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,972.82)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,972.82)

  4. An essay on the various species of sawfish / by John Latham ; read Jan. 8, 1793
    Latham, John, 1740-1837
    [ Book, Microform : 1794 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,501.551)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,501.551)

  5. Supplement to the general synopsis of birds ; Supplement II to the general synopsis of birds
    Latham, John, 1740-1837
    [ Book : 1787-1801 ]
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    Supplement to the general synopsis of birds ; Supplement II to the general synopsis of birds
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,930.348)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,930.348)

  6. A general history of birds. Index / by John Latham
    Latham, John, 1740-1837
    [ Book : 1828 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,717.637)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,717.637)

  7. Volume 2
    Latham, John, 1740-1837
    Supplement to the general synopsis of birds ; Supplement II to the general synopsis of birds.
    [ Book : 1787-1801 ]
    View online
    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    Volume 2
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,384.434)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,384.434)

  8. A general history of birds / by John Latham
    Latham, John, 1740-1837
    [ Book, Microform : 1821-1983 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 6 libraries
    A general history of birds / by John Latham
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 56,621.105)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 56,621.105)

  9. Index ornithologicus : sive, Systema ornithologiae, complectens avium divisionem in classes, ordines, genera, species, ipsarumque varietates, adjectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus, &c. / Studio et opera Joannis Latham
    Latham, John, 1740-1837
    [ Book : 1790 ]
    Languages: Latin
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 7 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,524.516)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,524.516)

  10. An essay on the tracheæ or windpipes of various kinds of birds. By John Latham, M.D.F.R.S. and L.S. Romsey. From the Transactions of the Linnean Society, vol. 4
    Latham, John, 1740-1837
    [ Book : 1798 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54,543.781)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54,543.781)

More...

Resources about John Latham (5)

  1. Letter
    Latham, John, 1740-1837
    [ Unpublished : 1789 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 106,158.578)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 106,158.578)

  2. Collections for a history of Romsey, Hampshire / John Latham ; based on a transcription by Pat Genge ; and edited by Phoebe Merrick
    Latham, John, 1740-1837
    [ Book : 2017 ]
    Collections for a history of Romsey, Hampshire / John Latham ; based on a transcription by Pat Genge ; and edited by Phoebe Merrick
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,590.273)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,590.273)

  3. A brief memoir of the late John Latham, M.D., F.R.S. & L.S
    [ Book : 1837 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,443.562)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,443.562)

  4. John Latham : surgeon, ornithologist and antiquary : Romsey's first historian / Mary Thornton Howard
    Howard, Mary Thornton
    [ Book : 2012 ]
    John Latham : surgeon, ornithologist and antiquary : Romsey's first historian / Mary Thornton Howard
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45,136.43)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45,136.43)

  5. Sir John Latham with his private secretary Henry Standish boarding a plane for Brisbane, New South Wales, 8 December 1931 / Norman Victor Herfort
    Herfort, Norman Victor
    [ Photograph : 1931 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Sir John Latham with his private secretary Henry Standish boarding a plane for Brisbane, New South Wales, 8 December 1931 / Norman Victor Herfort
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,699.148)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,699.148)

No user comments for this person

Add a comment


Show comments and reviews from Amazon users

Possibly related

Digitised newspapers and more

Searching...

Minimise

Diaries, letters, archives

Searching...

Minimise

Archived websites (1996 – now)

view all results

  1. Snapshots of websites, web pages and online publications about Australia and Australians collected since 1996.

    Search archived websites
    Search

Pictures, photos, objects

Searching...

Minimise

Books

Searching...

Minimise

Music, sound and video

Searching...

Minimise

People and organisations

Searching...

Minimise

Journals, articles and data sets

Searching...

Minimise

Maps

Searching...

Minimise

Lists

Searching...

Minimise

Government Gazettes

Searching...

Minimise
  1. Latham, Eleanor Mary, (Lady) (1878-1964)
    Charity Worker; Community Worker
    ... Latham, Eleanor Mary (1878-1964) ... 1907 she married John Greig Latham (later Rt. Hon. Sir) and they had three children. Their eldest son ... Lady Eleanor Mary (Ella) Latham (1878-1964), charity worker, was born on 10 October 1878 at ...
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,422.473)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,422.473)

  2. Wilkinson-Latham, Robert (1943-)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54,578.379)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54,578.379)

  3. Latham, John (1921-2006)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 41,193.289)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 41,193.289)

  1. RE will of JOHN EDWIN LATHAM, late of 103 The
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 23 January 1959 [Issue No.10] p 243

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... RE will of JOHN EDWIN LATHAM, late of 103 The Esplan ade, Ettalong Beach, Woy Woy, in the State of ... of the will of the said John Edwin Latham, who died on 15th June, 1958, hereby gives notice that ... 187 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,164.549)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,164.549)

  2. IN the will of JOHN LATHAM CLULOW, late of Bellevue
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 16 December 1955 [Issue No.143] p 3762

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... IN the will of JOHN LATHAM CLULOW, late of Bellevue Hill, in the State of New South Wales ... executors of the will of the said John Latham Clulow, who died on 3rd August, 1955, hereby give notice that ... 172 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,143.055)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,143.055)

  3. RE will of ALBERT IMRI LATHAM, late of Rawdon Island,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 19 June 1953 [Issue No.117] p 2038

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... HE will of ALBERT IMRI LATHAM, late of Rawdon Island, in the State of New South Wales, farmer ... Maintenance and Guardianship of Infants Act, 1916-193S, anil Trustee Act, 1925-1940), John Henry Taylor and ... 176 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,450.393)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,450.393)

  1. Sir John Latham with his private se ...
    Herfort, Norman ...
    [ Photograph : 1931 ]
    Sir John Latham with his private secretary Henry Standish boarding a plane for Brisbane, New South Wales, 8 December 1931 / Norman Victor Herfort
  2. Portrait of the Hon. J. G. Latham, ...
    Lafayette Studi ...
    [ Photograph : 1937 ]
    Portrait of the Hon. J. G. Latham, Minister for External Affairs and Industry / Lafayette
  3. Both leaders back the same team
    Murray Trembath
    [ Photograph, Article ]
    Both leaders back the same team
  4. [Sir. John Latham] Spencer Shiel
    Shier, Spencer, ...
    [ Photograph : 1936 ]
    [Sir. John Latham] Spencer Shiel
  5. Friends on high : Jubilee oval wins ...
    Sarah Allely
    [ Photograph, Article ]
    Friends on high : Jubilee oval wins support from both leaders
  6. The Queen [Elizabeth the Second] wi ...
    [ Photograph : 1954 ]
    The Queen [Elizabeth the Second] with Sir John Latham descending the steps [after the unveiling ceremony for the Australian American Memorial, Canberra, 16 February 1954]
  1. Latham following John Howard's example
    Colbeck, Richard; Liberal Party of Australia
    [ Article : 2003 ]
    View online
    At Parliament Library
    Latham following John Howard's example
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 486.947)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 486.947)

  2. The late Sir John Latham: an appreciation
    Perry, Warren
    Victorian Historical Magazine
    [ Article : 1964 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 404.254)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 404.254)

  3. Mr. Mark Latham and Mr. John Howard
    National Observer
    [ Article : 2004 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 396.667)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 396.667)

  4. Downfall: Inside the mad final days of the Latham leadership.(Mark Latham and John Howard )
    Lagan, Bernard
    The Bulletin with Newsweek
    [ Article : 2005 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 366.348)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 366.348)

  1. SIR JOHN LATHAM
    Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954) Tuesday 21 October 1941 p 5 Article
    ... SIR JOHN LATHAM SINGAPORE, October 20.— Sir John Latham underwent a serious operation at the week ... 54 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,518.873)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,518.873)

  2. Obituary. Mr. John Latham.
    The Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer (NSW : 1898 - 1954) Tuesday 7 September 1943 p 2 Article
    ... Obituary. Mr. John Latham.. 'Nambucca and BelUngen News': It is our regretful du#to chronicle f the ... was made in the Macksville Cemetery. Th« late Mr. Latham was born at Mambo Island, near Coopernook ... 315 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,518.873)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,518.873)

  3. Sir John Latham
    Army News (Darwin, NT : 1941 - 1946) Sunday 26 October 1941 p 4 Article
    ... Sir John Latham SINGAPORE, Oct. 23.—The Aus-tralian Minister to Japan, Sir John Latham, who ... 37 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,502.297)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,502.297)

  1. Plan of land, Studley Park Reserve, Kew
    Batten & Percy (Firm)
    [ Map : 1885 ]
    View online
    At State Library VIC
    Plan of land, Studley Park Reserve, Kew
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.06)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.06)

  2. The Daily Telegraph war atlas : containing detailed maps of every theatre of war / by Alexander Gross
    Gross, Alexander, 1879-1958
    [ Map, Book : 1916 ]
    At National Library
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.024)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.024)

  3. Papers on settlement of Port Phillip District
    Hopton, Arthur James, 1884-1962
    [ Photograph, Map ]
    At RHSV Library
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.019)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.019)

  1. The Latham diaries / Mark Latham
    Latham, Mark, 1961-
    [ Book, Audio book : 2005-2011 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 137 libraries
    The Latham diaries / Mark Latham
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,190.647)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,190.647)

  2. Sir John Latham and other papers / Zelman Cowen
    Cowen, Zelman, Sir, 1919-2011
    [ Book : 1965 ]
    At 43 libraries
    Sir John Latham and other papers / Zelman Cowen
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,169.649)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,169.649)

  3. John Latham / [text by] Terry Measham
    Latham, John, 1921-2006
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At 8 libraries
    John Latham / [text by] Terry Measham
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,159.327)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,159.327)

  4. John Latham : the incidental person-- his art and ideas / John A. Walker
    Walker, John Albert, 1938-
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At 6 libraries
    John Latham : the incidental person-- his art and ideas / John A. Walker
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 806.772)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 806.772)

  1. Papers of Sir John Latham
    Latham, John, Sir, 1877-1964
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1856-1964 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 563.224)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 563.224)

  2. Papers of Sir John Latham
    Latham, John, Sir, 1877-1964
    [ Unpublished : 1856-1964 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 554.32)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 554.32)

  3. LATHAM, John Greig
    [ Unpublished ]
    At RHSV Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 501.533)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 501.533)

  1. Latham Family
    Latham Family
    Created by TAthans, 51 items.

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 316.489)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 316.489)

  2. Latham (WA)
    Latham (WA)
    Created by JaneyB, 77 items.

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 315.235)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 315.235)

  3. Latham
    Latham
    Created by Melvillejan, 83 items.

    my family

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 314.504)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 314.504)

  1. John Latham: his art and ideas
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2006 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    John Latham: his art and ideas
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 504.224)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 504.224)

  2. US Political Guru inspires Latham
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2004 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    US Political Guru inspires Latham
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 464.117)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 464.117)

  3. Latham on Labor
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2003-2013 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    Latham on Labor
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 452.205)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 452.205)

  4. Mark Latham: Greens and the childless Prime Minister
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2011 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    Mark Latham: Greens and the childless Prime Minister
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 446.327)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 446.327)

Archived websites (1996 – now)

No results

Minimise