King, Philip Parker, 1791-1856 (naval officer and hydrographer)
- Existence: 1791 - 1856
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Series — Box: MS Add.8812/1-239: Box 1
Letter from Philip Parker King, Rear-Admiral, to E.F. Bennet, Secretary of Zoological Society, London, 17 Mar. 1835
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/55
Scope and Contents Thanks for 'Proceedings'; books required; he would like a description of rodents he presented to the Society; his manuscript notes only given habitat; a South American species; he knows it has been taken on the 'Beagle' voyage; Darwin sends his specimens to Cambridge; another specimen, a Peruvian cavy, presented to a 'Beagle' officer by an American sealing officer, Cutler; if it is new, he proposes 'Cutleri' as the name; another cavy from the east coast of Patagonia; he has distributed small...
Dates: 17 Mar. 1835
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