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TitleLecture: Notice of a new genus of quadrupeds discovered in New South Wales - 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.
DescriptionRough draft of MacLeay's "Notice of a new genus of quadrupeds discovered in New South Wales by J. Stuart Esq" published in The Annals of the Magazine of Natural History, 8, 1842.
Date1842
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Extent1 file
LanguageEnglish
Creator NameMacLeay, William Sharp (1792-1865) [also spelt McLeay or M'Leay]
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