Ref NoMS/246
TitleRemarks on Birds - William Sharp MacLeay
AdminHistoryWilliam Sharp MacLeay, eldest son of Alexander MacLeay, was a scholar and naturalist, born on 21 July 1792 in London and died in Sydney on 26 January 1865. In 1818 he became secretary to the board for liquidating British claims in France on the peace of 1815; commissary judge in Havana, 1830-1837; went to New South Wales, 1839, where he enlarged his father's entomological collection. His chief work was Horae Entomologicae, propounding the circular or quintary system of classification.
Description"Remarks on Birds"40 pp, with 5 sheets of notes, probably by James Stuart.
Ornitology notes include information on the following:

-Golden plover
-Curlew
-Sandpiper
-Gannet
-Birds of prey
-Podargus
-Perchers
-Gallinaceous birds
-Porphyrion
-Saurothera
-Aramus
-Pendulines
Datec 1839
LevelFile
Extent1 file
LanguageEnglish
Creator NameMacLeay, William Sharp (1792-1865) [also spelt McLeay or M'Leay]
Access_StatusOpen
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