Newton, Alfred, 1829-1907

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Ornithologist.

From the description of Letter and list of birds obtained in St. Croix, 1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148291

From the description of Letter and list of birds obtained in St. Croix, 1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83384161

Zoologist and educator.

From the description of Letter of Alfred Newton, 1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454709

Alfred Newton, a British ornithologist, was one of the founders of the British Ornithologists' Union and held the Chair of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at Cambridge for forty-one years, from its establishment in 1866 until his death.

In his early years, Newton went on several scientific and collecting journeys, traveling to Lapland, Iceland, Spitzbergen Island, the West Indies, United States and Canada. At Cambridge, Newton was a prolific author and editor, contributing frequent articles to the Ibis, the journal of the B.O.U. Among Newton's many other publications were the first two volumes of the 4th ed. (1871-1873) of William Yarrell's History of British birds; Ornithological nomenclature, an addendum to the Ibis for Jan. 1883; A dictionary of birds (1893-1896); and Oothecae Wolleyana (begun in 1864 but not completed until 1907), an illustrated catalog of a collection of birds' eggs formed by John Wolley. In addition, Newton was chosen to write the articles on birds for the 9th ed. (1878) of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Philip H. Manson-Bahr was a physician specializing in tropical medicine. During his studies at Cambridge, he associated with Newton and developed an interest in field ornithology.

John Van Voorst, 1804-98, a London-based publisher from 1833 to 1886, published many works on natural history.

From the description of Correspondence, 1905 Apr. 17-1906 Oct. 29. (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 56663731

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referencedIn Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875. Papers, 1806-1874. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn English Scientific Autograph Collection, [ca. 19th century]. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Papers of Alfred Newton, 1855-1906 University of Cambridge: Museum of Zoology
referencedIn Samuel Henshaw letters from various correspondents, 1849-1937 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Newton, Alfred, 1829-1907. Correspondence, 1905 Apr. 17-1906 Oct. 29. American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn An Annotated Calendar of the Letters of Charles Darwin in the Library of the American Philosophical Society, 1799-1882 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Sir Charles Lyell papers, 1806-1874, 1806-1874 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Newton, Alfred, 1829-1907. Letter and list of birds obtained in St. Croix, 1867. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Norris, J. Parker (Joseph Parker), 1871-1931. Collecting directions for natural history specimens, mostly USNM pamphlets. American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Bateson, William, 1861-1926. Papers, ca. 1875-1924. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Francis Jenkinson and others: Miscellaneous Letters and Postcards, 1876-1922 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn William Bateson papers, ca. 1875-1924, Circa 1875-1924 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Newton, Alfred, 1829-1907. Letter of Alfred Newton, 1868. Library of Congress
referencedIn Alfred Newton: Lectures, 1866-1875 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Notebooks on Bird Eggs, 1850-1857 University of Cambridge: Museum of Zoology
referencedIn English Scientific Autograph Collection, [ca. 19th century], Circa 19th century American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Henshaw, Samuel, 1852-1941,. Samuel Henshaw letters from various correspondents, 1849-1931. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Egg Books, 1857-1864 University of Cambridge: Museum of Zoology
referencedIn Murphy, Robert Cushman, 1887-1973. Life of Alfred Newton, by A.F.R. Wollaston ... : reviewed / by Robert Cushman Murphy. American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Catalogues of Eggs in Buckley Collection, 1860-1927 University of Cambridge: Museum of Zoology
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Newton, Alfred, 1829-1907. Letter and list of birds obtained in St. Croix, 1867. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Museum of Natural History. Miscellaneous correspondence collection, 1796-1926, 1871-1926 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 person
associatedWith American Museum of Natural History. corporateBody
associatedWith Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820 person
associatedWith Bateson, William, 1861-1926. person
associatedWith Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839 person
associatedWith Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899 person
associatedWith Cuvier, Georges, Baron, 1769-1832 person
associatedWith Darlington, William, 1782-1863 person
associatedWith Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A., (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 person
associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 person
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 person
associatedWith Fitch, John person
associatedWith Genth, F. A., (Frederick Augustus), 1820-1893 person
associatedWith Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
associatedWith Hancock, John, 1808-1890. person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. person
associatedWith Harting, James Edmund, 1841-1928. person
associatedWith Henry Bradshaw, Francis John Henry Jenkinson, Alfred Newton, and others person
associatedWith Henshaw, Samuel, 1852-1941, person
associatedWith Ludwig Mathias Knoblock person
associatedWith Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875. person
associatedWith Manson-Bahr, Philip H. (Philip Henry), Sir, 1881-1966. person
associatedWith Milne-Edwards, Alphonse, 1835-1900. person
associatedWith More, Alexander Goodman, 1830-1895. person
associatedWith Murphy, Robert Cushman, 1887-1973. person
associatedWith Newcomb, Simon person
associatedWith Newton, Alfred person
associatedWith Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727 person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 person
associatedWith Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 person
associatedWith Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813 person
associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 person
associatedWith Seybert, Adam, 1773-1825 person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stevens, Henry person
associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 person
associatedWith Thomas Edward Buckley person
associatedWith Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 person
associatedWith Van Voorst, John. person
associatedWith Waterton, Charles, 1782-1865 person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony person
associatedWith Wolley, John person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Saint Croix (V.I.)
Great Britain
Saint Croix (V.I.)
Subject
Ornithology
Snipes
Birds
Ornithology--History--Sources
Ornithologists--Correspondence
Birds--Flight
Occupation
Educators
Zoologists
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Birth 1829-06-11

Death 1907-06-07

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