Authorised form of nameMcCoy; Sir; Frederick (1823 - 1899)
Dates1823 - 1899
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Date of birth1823
Place of deathMaritima', his house at Brighton Beach, near Melbourne, Australia
Date of death13 or 15 or 16 May 1899
Dublin, Cambridge. DSc (Cambridge)
Gave up medicine in favour of natural science; worked on Geological Survey of Ireland; Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, Queen's College, Belfast; Professor of Natural Sciences, University of Melbourne; Government Palaeontologist; established the National museum of Natural History, Melbourne, and was its Director
CMG 1886; KCMG 1891
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/06/1880
RelationshipsSon of Dr Simon McCoy of Dublin
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 43-45 signed by H W
WWW gives death date as 15 May 1899, TR/BR give 16 May 1899.
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Royal Society codeNA5819
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1880/12McCoy, Sir Frederick: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/17/121Letter from Frederick McCoy to Walter White, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society23 March 1882
NLB/2/654Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor McCoy, Fellow of the Royal Society4 October 1888
NLB/19/415Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Frederick H McCoy, Maritima, Brighton Beach, Melbourne 27 September 1899
NLB/19/515Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Lord Joseph Lister, President of the Royal Society20 October 1899
NLB/20/333Copy letter from Theodore E James, to The Manager, Bank of Victoria, 28 Clements Lane, E.C.26 March 1900
MC/11/71Letter from Geo [George] Verdon, Melbourne, Victoria, to Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society8 June 1877
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
MC/12/83Letter from Frederick McCoy, University Melbourne, to Professor G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society, London22 July 1880
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
MC/14Volume 14 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1885-1888
MC/14/110Letter from Alexander Sutherland, Honourable Secretary, Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, to the Secretary of the Royal Society26 February 1886
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