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TitleIllustrations of Zoology of S. Africa, in SMITH, Sir A. Zoology of South Africa Vol.3 - 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.
DescriptionIncomplete manuscript and some corrected proofs of William Sharp MacLeay's contribution to "Illustrations of the Annulosa of South Africa", 1838, in Sir Andew Smith's Zoology of South Africa, volume 3.
Extent1 file
Noteslarge folio, frayed and dirty
Creator NameMacLeay, William Sharp (1792-1865) [also spelt McLeay or M'Leay]
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