Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in England in 1786, died in Fairfield, Exeter, England, on 18 November 1867.
As a naval Captain he visited the Swan River Colony (Western Australia) in 1831. On his return to England he commissioned James Drummond (through George Fletcher Moore) to collect seeds, plants and herbarium specimens which he sold to nurserymen (particularly C.Loddiges). He also received seeds and plants from Georgiana Molloy. He and his brother Robert were connected to the shipping company F. & C.F.Mangles, which inaugurated a regular service to the colony from 1835. His herbarium is in B, CGE and GH.
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]