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TitleIncertae sedes & printed testimonials to T.C.Harington ca. 1842 - 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.
DescriptionIncertae sedes [Transl. 'Of uncertain placement] and printed testimonials to T.C. Harington ca. 1842

1. La modele d'une maison. Description and price.
2. About a building that is to be constructed.
3.1844 Jul. List of materials delivered by Mr. Niven.
4. Greek archaeological plan.
5. Joseph Ritchie. Poem "On quitting England", extracted from a Northampton newspaper.
6. Anatomical drawings of a skull.
7. Anatomical drawings of head, hand and feet.
8. Anatomical sketch of a man. On the verso is sketch of a skeleton. Animalia. [Two copies.]
9. Animalia [two copies]
10. Ten printed letters to T.C. Harrington, 9 April 1829 to 24 August 1838
11. Athenaeum Club. Annual Report, 1836.
12. Letter envelope addressed to A. M'Leay [MacLeay] with seal.
13. Letter envelope addressed to A. M'Leay [MacLeay] at Transport Offices.
14. A. M'Leay's [MacLeay] election certificate Corresponding Member of the Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce.
15. Map of the electoral districts of New Holland, Australia, with a list of names of members.
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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