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TitleDrafts for scientific papers - 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.
DescriptionA file of 3 drafts of scientific papers by William Sharp MacLeay:

1) Principles: 11 principles of systematics
2) Entomology: 21 definitions and notes on the kinds of entomologists
3) On entomological study: Retrospective review of the Horae Entomologicae, incomplete.
Datec. 1830
Extent3 items
Creator NameMacLeay, William Sharp (1792-1865) [also spelt McLeay or M'Leay]
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