Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 5 March 1748, died in London, England, on 19 October 1810.
A pupil of Linnaeus, he arrived in London on 10 July 1777. Botanist/librarian to Banks from 1782, librarian of the Royal Society and Vice-President of the Linnean Society. Editor (and part writer) of AitonŐs Hortus Kewensis (1st edn and part of 2nd edn), and author of a paper on Australian plants in Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 2: 504-532, 1806. His herbarium is housed at BM.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references]