Angas, George French (1822-1886)

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities

Zoologist; born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the son of one of the founders of South Australia; travelled widely, in particular visiting the Mediterranean in 1841; he then spent two years in London studying drawing before going to Australia; settled in Sydney in 1851 as director of the Museum, but returned to England in about 1873; he was the author and illustrator of numerous books; died in London.


Archival Resources

Number noted: 2

Letter to S W Silver expressing an interest in working as an illustrator for Cassell's 'Illustrated Travel', 18/01/69

Held at Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
General Material: Commonwealth
RCS Library (1975), The manuscript catalogue of the Library of the Royal Commonwealth Society
Papers listed

Journal, 1840-45

Held at Victoria University of Wellington Library
Fildes 1 MSS
National Register of Archives and MSS in New Zealand B146
Access by appointment only

Date of creation: 11 July 02 14:42