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Newton, Alfred, 1829-1907 (zoologist)



  • Existence: 1829 - 1907


Alfred Newton (1829-1907), zoologist, was born in Geneva on 11 June 1829, and entered Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 1848 (B.A., 1853). He carried out ornithological research work with the ornithologist John Woolley in Lapland (1855) and Iceland (1858), and independently in the West Indies (1857) and Spitsbergen (1864). In 1866 he became Professor of Zoology at Cambridge University, where he pioneered zoological study. He was made Fellow of the Royal Society in 1870. Newton died on 7 June 1907.

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Alfred Newton: Lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6415
Scope and Contents

A series of lectures by Alfred Newton on the following subjects: Protozoa, Polypi, Acalephae, Echinodermata, Vermes, Crustacea, Arachnida, Mollusca, and Mammalia (115 folios). There is an accompanying note by Charles M. Newton, 11 July 1907.

Dates: 1866-1875
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