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Newton, Alfred, 1829-1907 (zoologist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1829 - 1907

Biography

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.

Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondents S, 1852-1895

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/1S
Scope and Contents [1-2] SIR EDWARD SABINE (1788-1883) (General). Letters to and from Alfred Newton (n.d.) [3-6] WILLIAM HERBERT ST. QUINTIN (1851-1933) (Scampston Hall, Rillington, York). Letters (1883-89) [7-8] GEORGE SAMUEL SALE (1831-1922) (Fellow of Trinity, 1856-64; to New Zealand 1860, Professor of Classics, Otago University, 1870-1908). Letters (1869-71) [9-11] C.S. SALMON (Captain; brother of John D. Salmon). Letters (1861) [12-16] JOHN DREW SALMON (1802-59) (company manager, ornithologist, bot-...
Dates: 1852-1895
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Correspondents T, 1852-1889

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/1T
Scope and Contents [1-4] J.W. TAYLER (Kingswear, Dartmouth). Letters to W. Nevill, Alfred Newton (1868-69) [5-6] W.H. TAYLER (Doctor of Medicine). Letters (1869) [7-16] EDWARD CAVENDISH TAYLOR (1831- ) (clergyman). Letters (1862-84) [17-18] GEORGE TAYLOR (clergyman). Letters (1879) [19] GEORGE CAVENDISH TAYLOR (military writer). Letter (1869) [20-26] JAMES TAYLOR (probably (1823-1913), surgeon on Scottish whalers 1856- 61; botanist, Davis Strait and Baffin Bay). Letters (1860-65) [27] JOHN ELLOR TAYLOR...
Dates: 1852-1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondents U, 1865-1888

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/1U
Scope and Contents

[1-15] HENRY MORRIS UPCHER (1839-1921) (Sheringham Hall, Norfolk). Letters (1865-88) [16-20] RICHARD JOHN USSHER(1841-1913) (Irish naturalist). Letters (1884)

Dates: 1865-1888
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondents V, 1854-1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/1V
Scope and Contents [1-89] JOHN VAN VOORST (1804-98) (publisher). Letters to Alfred Newton (1854- 82); letters to him, from Sir William Jardine, James Tiffin, Cecil Smith (1867-70) [90] C.H. VAN ZYL (solicitor) Letter (1874) [91-93] JOHN VENN (1834-1923) (logician, man of letters). Letters (1881) [94-98] GEORGE HENRY VERRALL (1848-1911) (entomologist). Letters (1871) [99-103] JULES PIERRE VERREAUX (1807-73) (botanist, ornithologist). Letters (1870-71) [104-107] SIR WILLIAM GEORGE GRANVILLE VENABLES VERNON-...
Dates: 1854-1882
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondents W, 1850-1895

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/1W
Scope and Contents [1-24] WILLIAM WARWICK WAGSTAFFE (1843-1910) (surgeon, medical writer). Letters (1864-85) [25] ALFRED D. WALKER (Chester). Letter (1871) [26-47] DAVID WALKER (1837-1917) (surgeon, naturalist). Letters (1858-62) [48-50] FRANCIS AUGUSTUS WALKER (1841-1905) (clergyman, plant collector). Letters (1880-89) [51-55] JOSIAH WALKER (1805-82) (Vicar, Wood Ditton, Cambs., 1847-80). Letters (1862-68) [56-63] SAMUEL ABRAHAM WALKER (1809-79) (clergyman, writer on missions). Letters (1884-85) [64-130]...
Dates: 1850-1895
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondents Y, 1851-1889

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/1Y
Scope and Contents

[1-41] WILLIAM YARRELL (1784-1856) (zoologist). Letters to and from Alfred Newton (1851-56)

Dates: 1851-1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Darwin Medal correspondence, 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/A.53
Scope and Contents

Letter from the Royal Society notifying Bateson that he had been awarded the Darwin Medal for 1904, along with letters of congratulations.

Correspondents congratulating Bateson on the award include Francis Darwin, [Adam] Sedgwick, William Huggins, Edith Rebecca Saunders, Alfred Newton, Charles S. Myers, F.D. Godman, Oliver Lodge, Marion Bidder, and Daniel T. MacDougal.

Dates: 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Francis Jenkinson and others: Miscellaneous Letters and Postcards

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8398
Scope and Contents

Correspondence preserved on account of its philatelic interest, and comprising mainly postcards addressed to F.J.H. Jenkinson, Librarian, and other members of the Library staff, together with a few addressed to Alfred Newton, Professor of Zoology, and other members of the University. The senders were booksellers or private individuals. A few of the postcards are unsigned or signed only with initials.

Dates: 1876-1922
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Galton, Sir Francis; Newton, Alfred; Sherrington, Sir Charles Scott, 1889-1893

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/H.41
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Sir Francis Galton, 1889-1893, Alfred Newton, 1890, and Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, 1892 and undated.

Dates: 1889-1893
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Great auk, 1845-1907

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/2
Scope and Contents [1-5] Notebooks ['Garefowl books', begun by John Wolley but after his death taken over by AN, extensively annotated by him and continued in later notebooks.] [1] 'This book commenced in Reykiavik 30th April 1858 by me, John Wolley junr. – intended for notes on Alca impennis'. [To 21 JUN 1858]. [2] 'Begun in Iceland 22 June 1858 finished 13 July 1858'. [3] 'Begun at Kyrkjuvogr, 13 July 1858'. Continued by AN to 1884. Many letters copied in by AN; also: HUGH REID (Doncaster, taxidermist)....
Dates: 1845-1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Great bustard, 1837-1906

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/3
Scope and Contents [1-4] Notebooks [1-2] 'Otidiana. Published notice book': pp. 1-136, pp. 137-244, including (in [2]), SIR CHARLES HENRY JOHN ANDERSON (1804-91) (9th Baronet, writer, church restorer). Letter to Alfred Newton (1881). [3] 'Otidiana. MS. Record book'. Including transcripts of many letters. [4] 'Hear-say book', with (ii-iv) JOSEPH CLARKE (Saffron Walden). Letters (1880) [5-10] MSS of lectures, articles, letters [5] 'The bustard in Britain', for Cambridge Naturalists' Society, MAY 1854. [6] AN,...
Dates: 1837-1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

James Whitbread Lee Glaisher: Correspondence to Alfred Newton, 1879-1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/540-542
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1879-1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

John Batteridge Pearson: Letter to Alfred Newton, 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1082
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1879
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from Charles Kingsley to Alfred Newton, 16 May 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8990/286
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Letters to Owen Seaman, many accepting or declining invitations to a dinner of the Royal Literary Fund in 1912.

Dates: 16 May 1867
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ornithological index to Thomas Wright's Vocabularies, 1857-1873

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/29
Scope and Contents

MS ornithological index to Thomas Wright, Vocabularies, illustrating the condition and manners of our forefathers …from the tenth century to the fifteenth, privately printed, 1857-73. Latin /Old English names of birds.

Dates: 1857-1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ornithological pamphlets, 1859-1905

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/30
Scope and Contents Collection of his ornithological pamphlets and printed papers. Presented to the Newton Library by L.A. Curtis Edwards, Wisbech Museum, 1942 [1] Psittaci novae speciei ad conurum genus pertinentis descriptio, Thetford, 1859. [2] Suggestions for saving parts of the skeletons of birds (reprinted from the Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1860. [3] 'Suggestions for forming collections of birds' eggs', in Smithsonian miscellaneous collections, [1860], pp. 10-22. [4] On the possibility of...
Dates: 1859-1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pallas's sand grouse, 1856-1899

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/4
Scope and Contents [1-204] Correspondence [1] HERMAN ALBARDE (1826-98) (Dutch lawyer, zoologist). Letter (1889) [2] BERNARD ALTUM(1824-1900) (German zoologist, ornithologist, forestry scientist). Letter (1888) [3] OLIVER V. APLIN. Letter (1888) [4] J. ARIMEO. Letter to 4th Lord Lilford (1888) [5] VALENTINE BALL (1843-95) (geologist, professor, writer). Letter (1888) [6] RICHARD MANLIFFE BARRINGTON(1849-1915) (Irish land valuer, botanist). Letter (1888) [7] C. BARTLETT (Zoological Society's Gardens). Letter...
Dates: 1856-1899
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Photographs of skeletons of moa, dodo and solitaire, 1867-1868

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/31
Scope and Contents [1-13] Photographs of Moa skeletons in [?]Christchurch Museum, New Zealand, taken by D.L. Mundy of Christchurch, 25 OCT 1867. Figure in [1] identified by AN as 'Mr. Fuller'. [14] Government Buildings and Museum, Christchurch, by D.L. Mundy, 4 FEB 1868. [15] D.L. Mundy, photograph of stuffed Kiwi, 1868. [16-22] Skeleton of Moa Dinornis robustus presented to Yorkshire Philosophical Society Museum by J.H. Gibson, by Monkhouse & Co., Photographers, York, c.1864; with skeletons of Ostrich,...
Dates: 1867-1868
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Portrait and other photographs and prints collected by Alfred Newton, 1805-1895

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/32
Scope and Contents [1] GERARD BLASIUS (1625-92) (Dutch anatomist). Engraving by A. v. Zylvelt. [2] JOHANN FRIEDRICH BLUMENBACH (1752-1840) (German physician, physiologist, anthropologist). Engraving. [3] JOHN JAMES LOUIS BONHOTE (1875-1922) (ornithologist). Photograph by Walery. [4] SIR BENJAMIN COLLINS BRODIE (1783-1862) (1st Baronet, physiologist, surgeon). Photograph by Maull & Polyblank. [5] JULIUS VICTOR CARUS (1823-1903) (German zoologist, comparative anatomist, entomologist). Photograph by W....
Dates: 1805-1895
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Records of weather and birds seen at Elveden, Suffolk, 1849-1860

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/9
Scope and Contents

3 volumes, 'Register of the weather and birds seen. Kept at Elveden in Suffolk by A. & E.N.' Daily weather statistics and birds seen. [1] 1850-52; [2] 1852-57, with loose extracts from Elveden Hall game book, 1821-32, statistics of birds nesting at Elveden, 1843-49, 1850-51, 1852-59, woodlarks seen at Elveden, 1850-59; [3] 1857-60. With [4] Notebook of Edward Newton, weather statistics at Elveden, JUN - DEC 1849; 'Principal events of the year 1850', JAN - 4 APR only.

Dates: 1849-1860
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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St Croix and Iceland eggs, 1857-1858

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/8
Scope and Contents

1 volume, Eggs obtained in St. Croix 1857 and Iceland 1858: by Alfred Newton. Paginated, pp. 101-145.

Dates: 1857-1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Wild Bird Preservation, 1858-1906

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/5
Scope and Contents [1] Scrapbook 'Bird Preservation', Parliamentary reports, Bills, motions; newscuttings, leaflets, committee reports, 1869-80. [2] RSPCA, invitation to meeting of Association for the Protection of Sea Birds, 1869. [3] Printed invitation to same meeting, about 'Proposed Act for the preservation of sea birds', 10 MAR 1869, with MS notes on proposed clauses and voting. [4] Motions proposed at meeting, 10 MAR 1869. [5] Printed appeal 'To the members of the Association for the protection of sea...
Dates: 1858-1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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