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TitleNotes on Diptera - 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.
DescriptionThree short papers regarding insects in unidentified handwritting: Descriptions of three New Holland species of Sphinigdae by M. de Cerisy; Memo about a Bengalese species of Diopsis, c. 1853; Notes largely based on an edition of Kirby & Spence's Entomology, & quoting part of William Sharp MacLeay's letter of 1827.
Datec. 1853
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Creator NameMacLeay, William Sharp (1792-1865) [also spelt McLeay or M'Leay]
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