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TitleLecture: Remarks on the comparative anatomy of certain birds of Cuba - 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 "Remarks on the comparative anatomy of certain birds of Cuba with a view to their respective places in the system of nature or to their relations with other animals" which was communicated by the Zoological Club of the Linnean Society and was read on November 21, 1826 and April 17, 1827.
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Creator NameMacLeay, William Sharp (1792-1865) [also spelt McLeay or M'Leay]
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