Ref NoMS/256
TitleLetter to the editor of the Philosophical Magazine - 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 letter from MacLeay to the editor of the Philosophical Magazine on Kirby's remarks in volume 3 of his Introduction to Entomology on trimerous insects.
Datec. 1830
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