Francis Robert Latchford

1856 – 13 August 1938

Born: Aylmer, Quebec, Canada.

Died: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Occupation: Lawyer. Chief Justince. Naturalist. Amateur Conchologist. Member of Ontario Parliment, 1899-1905. Judge of the Supreme Court of Ontario, 1908-1938.

Education: B.A., University of Ottawa, 1882; Barrister, 1886; King’s Counsel, 1899.

Societies / Service: Conchological Branch, Ottawa Field Naturalists Club.

Travels: ??

Collection Deposition: Royal Ontario Museum.

Research Interests: Freshwater Mollusks


Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.

Other References:

Partial Bibliography

Latchford, F.R. 1882. Notes on the Unionidae found in the vicinity of Ottawa, Ont. Transactions of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club 1(3):48-57. [Reprinted in Sterkiana 1962. 8:19-28]

Latchford, F.R. 1884. Shells of Anticosti. American Naturalist 18(10):1051-1052.

Latchford, F.R. 1887. Report of the Conchological Branch. Ottawa Naturalist 1(?):107-108.

Latchford, F.R. 1889. Report of the Conchological Branch for the years 1887-88. Ottawa Naturalist 3(?):65-68.

Latchford, F.R. 1893. Conchology. Ottawa Naturalist 7(?):114-116.

Latchford, F.R. 1895. Conchology. Ottawa Naturalist 9(7):156.

Latchford, F.R. 1896. Notes on recent Canadian Mollusca. An old record. Ottawa Naturalist 10(1):14-16.

Latchford, F.R. 1899. Shells. Ottawa Naturalist 13(3):82.

Latchford, F.R. 1904. Conchological notes. Margaritana deltoidea. Ottawa Naturalist 18(4):91-92.

Latchford, F.R. 1905. Note on Canadian Unio luteolus. Nautilus 19(3):34-35.

Latchford, F.R. 1906. Lymnaea megastoma. Nautilus 20(7):83.

Latchford, F.R. 1906. A visit to Duck Island. Ottawa Naturalist 20(9):187-188.

Latchford, F.R. 1911. Conchological notes. Ottawa Naturalist 25(1):19-20.

Latchford, F.R. 1912. Notes-Conchological and otherwise. Ottawa Naturalist ?????

Latchford, F.R. 1914. Valvata piscinalis in Canada. Nautilus 28(1):10.

Latchford, F.R. 1915. Conchological notes. Ottawa Naturalist 29(3-4):51-52.

Latchford, F.R. 1925. Notes and Observations: Lymnaea (Bulimnaeamegastoma Say. Canadian Field-Naturalist 34(8):193.

Latchford, F.R. 1925. Notes and Observations: Bythinia tentaculata Linn. Canadian Field-Naturalist 39(2):41-43.

Latchford, F.R. 1926. A new Lymnaea. Canadian Field-Naturalist 40(3):47-48.

Latchford, F.R., and J. Fletcher. 1894. Report of the Conchological Branch, 1893. Ottawa Naturalist 8(?):97-98.

Latchford, F.R., and P. Poirier. 1884. Report of the Conchological Branch. Transactions of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club 2(1):130-133.

Latchford, F.R., and P. Poirier. 1884. Report of the Conchological Branch. Transactions of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club 2(2):263-266.

Taylor, G.W., and F.R. Latchford. 1890. List of the land and freshwater Mollusca of Ottawa as recorded in the Transactions of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club up to April 1st 1890. Ottawa Naturalist 4(?):54-58.