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TitleNotes on Zoology - Claude Morley
AdminHistoryClaude Morley (1874 – 1951) was an English antiquary and entomologist who specialised in Hymenoptera and Diptera.

Morley was born in Astley Bank, Blackheath, on 22 June 1874 and educated at Beccles, King's School, Peterborough and Epsom College. After living on the Isle of Wight in his father's house at Cowes, he moved in 1892 to Ipswich where he worked with John E. Taylor, then Curator of the Ipswich museum. He married in 1904, living in Monk Soham until his death. He had no radio, telephone, or electricity in his house. E.A. Elliott was a close friend as was Arthur Chitty. Morley worked first on Coleoptera, then Hemiptera and then Ichneumonidae. His magnum opus was the five volume 'Ichneumons of Great Britain' (1903–1914). Morley was a Fellow of the Entomological Society of London 1896. He died on 13 November 1951 in Monk Soham House, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Morley's collection of mainly Suffolk material covering the period 1898–1951 is in Ipswich Museum.
DescriptionNotebook entitled 'Notes on Zoology' by Claude Morley, including illustrations and notes. Notes are taken from "An Introductory Text-Book on Zoology" by H.A. Nicholson, and it also has 'The Museum, Ipswich' and 'Sept. 18th 1892' written on the title page.

At the reverse of the volume are notes entitled 'Suffolk Spiders' with locality notes.
Date[1892]
LevelFile
Extent1 notebook
LanguageEnglish
Finding_AidsIncludes a photocopy of an article by Guy L. Wilkins entitled 'Notes on the Historia Conchyliorum of Martin Lister (1638-1712)'.
Creator NameMorley, Claude
Access_StatusOpen
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