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TitleBills and plans of Allandale Estate - MacLeay Papers
AdminHistoryAlexander MacLeay FRS FLS, was an entomologist (principally interested in lepidopterology) and a colonial statesman in Australia. He was born on June 24th 1767 in Ross-shire, Scotland and died in Sydney on June 18th 1848. MacLeay became a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1794, and was secretary from 1798-1825. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1809. MacLeay was Colonial Secretary of New South Wales 1825-37, and first Speaker of the Legislative Council 1843-46, and First President of the Australian Museum at Sydney, founded in 1836. Robert Brown named the genus Macleaya, (Bocconia), belonging to the poppy family, after MacLeay. He possessed a fine collection of insects and by 1825 it was said to be the best of any private individual.
William 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.
DescriptionFile comprising financial bills and plans of Allandale estate, including a plan of cabins of the ship Duncan Dunbar, list of shareholders in New South Wales association, Award of claim of M. Dupont, a Diploma Soc. [Society] of Arts to Alex. McL [Alexander MacLeay]. 1825.

1 - Allandale Estate. Farm of five acres, property of MacLeay.
2. - Plan of cabins of the ship Duncan Dunbar.
3. 1842 Dec 31. New South Wales Associations. List of shareholders and capital paid.
4. Commissioners of Liquidation, Arbitration and Award. The sum of 4,125 francs granted to M. Dupont for the supply of chalk to the French Government.
5. - Commissioners of Liquidation, Arbitration and Award. Limitation of claims on the French Government.
6. 1817 [?] Claim for expenses incurred.
6a. 1845 Note of expenses between April 23rd and April 26th.
7. 1847 May 8. List of cutlery.
8. 1851 Sep 30. Ambrose Floss. Invoice for £9/15/724.
9. 1852 Dec 31. Foss, Son & Co. Receipt for £14/0/1024.
10. 1853. Details of expenditure.
11. 1855 Jan 16. Edward Salamon. Receipt for items bought at auction, £33/2/-.
12. 1855 Oct 31. Thomas Woolley. Invoice for £1/16/9.
13. 1856 Aug 8. Donaldson & Co. Invoice for £36/3/-.
14. 1856 Sep 5. Henry Allen. Receipt for 8/-.
15. 1856 Nov 21. Donaldson & Co. Invoice for £36/3/-.
16. 1857 Jun 22. Donaldson & Co. Invoice for £26/2/-.
17. 1857 Jun 30. Donaldson & Co. Invoice for £62/5/-. Part of invoice is note about the Company's change of name and the reason thereof.
18. 1858 Jul 22. T.W. Foster. Receipt for £2/3/-.
19. 1861 Sep 13. Griffiths, Fanning & Co. Receipt for £9/10/-.
20. 1864 Sep 30. Phillips Brothers. Invoice for £9/2/10.
21. - Edward Wilson. Invoice for £34/13/-.
22. - George MacLeay. Receipt for £66/8/11.
23. - Blank claim for one quarterly payment.
24. - Written comments on foreign grammar.
25. - Gasteropoda. Sexes distinct and combined.
26. - Note about the liberal arts
27. - John Campbell. Conundrum: Why is a Mill like a Rosebud?
28. - Three-course menu.
Extent1 file
NotesListed by C.M.Hutt.
Creator NameMacLeay papers (Alexander & William Sharp) [also spelt McLeay or M'Leay]
GB/110/1/95Macleay; Alexander (1767-1848); entomologist and civil servant in Australia1767-1848
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