Monday, 19 August 2019

991) Sir Frederick McCoy

Sir Frederick McCoy (1817 – 1899). Irish palaeontologist, zoologist, and museum administrator, active in Australia. He is noted for founding the Botanic Garden of the University of Melbourne in 1856.

- "Or Irish-brogued, dapper Frederick McCoy, his uild thickening, and his red hair and the beard he grew later in life turning sandy..."…

- "Fiery, impulsive, resilient, unsuited to collective enterprises, proud of his robustness, smart in dress, McCoy was of medium height with waved reddish hair, side whiskers and a determined chin.

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