Harvey, William H. (William Henry) (1811-1866)

Also known as
Harvey, W. H. (William Henry) (1811-1866)
Harvey, William Henry (1811-1866)
Field of activity
Botanist; Artist; Draughtsman; Printmaker; Professor of botany; Lithographer; Botanical artist
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Biographies

William Henry Harvey (1811-1866), botanist, was born on 5 February 1811 at Summerville, County Limerick, Ireland, the youngest son of Joseph Massey Harvey, a prosperous Quaker merchant, and his wife...

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Botanical artist, lithographer and botanist, he travelled widely and between 1834 and 1863 published illustrations of South African, North American, British and Japanese plants, mostly algae.

botanical artist, lithographer and botanist, was born on 5 February 1811 at Summerville, County Limerick, Ireland. Educated at Ballitore School, County Kildare, he became an apprentice in his father’s business but spent more time on natural history, particularly botany, an interest further stimulated through his association with Dr William Hooker, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. As early as 1831 Harvey had come to the notice of Hooker, who commissioned him to describe the algae in the new edition of the British Flora and sent him algal collections made on expeditions to the Pacific and Indian oceans. Harvey was colonial treasurer at Cape Town from 1836 to 1841 when ill-health forced him to return to Ireland where he was appointed curator of the Herbarium at Trinity College, Dublin. Awarded an honorary MD in 1844 by the college, he later undertook a tour of the United States as guest of the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University. In 1853 he visited Australia, arriving on 7 January 1854 at Albany, Western Australia, and leaving Sydney for New Zealand and the South Pacific on 15 June 1855. He subsequently returned to New South Wales, spending some time in Sydney and Kiama. In April or May 1856 he sailed home via Valparaiso, reaching Dublin in October. Trinity College appointed him professor of botany on his return. The first illustrations published by Harvey, dealing with marine algae of the British Isles, appeared in 1834. Later he depicted South African, North American, British and Japanese ...

  • 7 January 1854 Arrived Albany, WA.

Flourished

  • fl. c.1831 - c.1863

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William Harvey was Professor of Botany at Trinity College Dublin between 1848 and 1866. He travelled in Australia between 1854 and 1856 acquiring a large natural history collection.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Harvey, William Henry
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. W.H. Harvey's Bryozoans from Australia (1854-1856)
    Wyse Jackson, P. and Jones, M. Spencer
    Published: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, 1996
    Series: Bryzoans in Space and Time: Proceedings of the 10th International Bryozoology Association Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington , N.Z. 1995, 401-412
  3. W. H. Harvey in New South Wales: Letters by the Phycologist W. H. Harvey, Written in New South Wales in 1855
    Ducker, Sophie C.
    Published: 1995
    Series: Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 115, 213-223
  4. William Henry Harvey...and the tradition of systematic botany
    Webb, D. A.
    Published: 1966
    Series: Hermathena, 103
  5. Memoir of W. H. Harvey, with Selections From His Journal and Correspondence
    Fisher, L.J.
    Published: London, 1869
  6. Harvey, William Henry (1811-1866), botanist
    Ducker, Sophie C.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4, 357-358
  7. A Pioneer Botanist in Victoria
    Lucas, H.S.
    Published: 1933
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 50, 12, 186-190
  8. Botanical Pioneers in Victoria
    Willis, J.H.
    Published: [Brown Pier Anderson], [Melbourne], 1949
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 66, 19
  9. Records of Victorian Botanists
    Maiden, J.H.
    Published: Melbourne, 1908
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 25, 101-117
  10. Records of Tasmanian Botanists
    Maiden, J.H.
    Published: 1909
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 9-29
  11. Records of Australian Botanists - (a) General, (b) New South Wales
    Maiden, J.H.
    Published: 1908
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, xlii, 60-132
  12. The Contented Botanist: Letters of W.H. Harvey About Australia and the Pacific
    Harvey, W. H.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988
  13. W. H. Harvey's Australian Travelling Set of Algae in the Herbarium of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL), Australia
    Parnell, John A. N., Womersley, H. Bryan S., Sinkora, Doris, Vaughan, Alison and Huisman, John M.
    Published: 2010
    Series: Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 110B, 2, 119-61
  14. The greater prize than gold: Augustus Oldfield, nineteenth century botanical collector and ethnographer
    Henderson, M. Helen and Henderson, William G.
    Published: The Book Reality Experience, Perth, W.A., 2018

Resources by William H. Harvey (49)

  1. Memoir of W.H. Harvey, M.D. F.R.S. : with selections from his journal and correspondence
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Book : 1869 ]
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  2. Memoir of W.H. Harvey, M.D., F.R.S. etc., etc. late Professor of Botany, Trinity College, Dublin : with selections from his journal and correspondence
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Book : 1869 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 2 libraries
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  3. William H. Harvey - Letters, 1855
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Letters
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Unpublished : 1968-1991 ]
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  5. The contented botanist : letters of W.H. Harvey about Australia and the Pacific / edited by Sophie C. Ducker
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Book : 1988 ]
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    The contented botanist : letters of W.H. Harvey about Australia and the Pacific / edited by Sophie C. Ducker
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  6. William Henry Harvey letters, 1853-1855, sent mainly to his sister Hannah
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Photograph : 1853-1855 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. William H. Harvey - Dr Harvey's collections of Australian algae [1857]
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Photograph : 1857 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. Correspondence related to W.H. Harvey, 1855-1860
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Unpublished : 1855-1860 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. Nereis Boreali-Americana ; or, Contributions to a history of the marine Algae of North America. / By William Henry Harvey
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Book, Government publication : 1852-1858 ]
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  10. Index generum algarum ; or, A systematic catalogue of the genera of Algæ, marine and freshwater: with an alphabetical key to all the names and synonyms. / By W. H. Harvey
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Book : 1860 ]
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  1. Memoir of W.H. Harvey, M.D. F.R.S. : with selections from his journal and correspondence
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Book : 1869 ]
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  2. Memoir of W.H. Harvey, M.D., F.R.S. etc., etc. late Professor of Botany, Trinity College, Dublin : with selections from his journal and correspondence
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Book : 1869 ]
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  3. Dr William H. Harvey
    Latimer, T
    [ Photograph : 1860 ]
    At WA State Library
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  4. William H. Harvey - Letters, 1855
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Unpublished ]
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  5. Letters
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Unpublished : 1968-1991 ]
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  6. Harvey in Australia : letters and Hooker's journal
    [ Book : 1900-1999 ]
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  7. The contented botanist : letters of W.H. Harvey about Australia and the Pacific / edited by Sophie C. Ducker
    Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866
    [ Book : 1988 ]
    At 42 libraries
    The contented botanist : letters of W.H. Harvey about Australia and the Pacific / edited by Sophie C. Ducker
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  8. Goody two-shoes or a monument to industry? : aspects of the Phycologia britannica of William Henry Harvey (1811 to 1866) / James H. Price
    Price, J. H. (James Henry)
    [ Book : 1988 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
    Goody two-shoes or a monument to industry? : aspects of the Phycologia britannica of William Henry Harvey (1811 to 1866) / James H. Price
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  2. NOTICE is hereby given, that Hutchinson Bell, and Henry Harvey, being the Official
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    ... Harvey. (By "Jeannine.") Miss E. Lucas left at the beginning of the week for six weeks' holiday in ... Mel-bourne. Miss Margaret Hymus returned last week from a short visit to Perth. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fry ... 252 words
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