Biographical data


Anderson, William


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors)

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, II)


Died: June 3, 1778, off Andersonís Island



Surgeon-Botanist of Cookís 2nd and 3rd voyage (resp. 1772-75 and 1776-80, cf. sub Cook). The 2nd voyage can be neglected, the territory treated here not being visited; on the 3rd voyage Anderson undertook the botany department together with Nelson (see there), but died in 1778 before arrival in the Malaysian region.

He is commemorated in the genus Andersonia R.Br.



In Herb. Banks = Brit. Mus. [BM], also MSS; no plants from Malaysia. 


biographical data:

Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger in Journ. Bot. 36, 1898, p. 100, and in 2nd ed. by Rendle, 1931; Journ. Roy. Soc. Tasmania 1909, p. 3; Journ. Bot. 54, 1916, p. 345, and l.c. 55, 1917, p. 54; Journ. & Proc. Roy. Soc. N.S.W. 55, 1921, p. 150. In H.M. Whittell: ĎThe Literature of Australian Birdsí 1954, pt 2, p. 12-13.