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Newton, Sir Edward, 1832-1897 (Knight, colonial administrator and zoologist)

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Biography

Sir Edward Newton (1832-97), colonial administrator and ornithologist, was Alfred Newton's younger brother. He was Colonial Secretary in Mauritius, 1859-77, where he collected remains of the extinct dodo and solitaire, and was later Colonial Secretary and Lieutenant-Governor of Jamaica.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Series — Box: MS Add.8856: Box 1

Sir Edward Newton: Letter from Mauritius, 1 Apr. 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/203
Scope and Contents

Correspondent has little chance of magistracy in Mauritius; loss of 11 ships at Bourbon; death of Governor, funeral was in a downpour

Dates: 1 Apr. 1863
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

Sir Edward Newton: papers, 1854-1895

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9839/18
Scope and Contents [1-5] Journals: [1] 1858 (numbered pp. 200-334); [2] 1859-65 (pp. 398-633); [3] 1861-64 (pp.601-870); [4] 29 OCT 1864 – JUN 1876 (pp.871-975); [5] 1877-95 (pp. 2000- 2559). [6-11] Letter books, carbon copies of out-letters: [6] 1861-63, with (ii-iii) draft letters to J. PLANT, JULES XAVIER, 1862; [7] 1863-64; [8] 1865-66; [9] 1869-71; [10] 1871-79; [11] 1879-82, with (ii-vii) list of birds wanted by Milner Edwardes, 1879; MRS. CHARLES HOLLWEY to EN (1882) (iii-iv); Colonial Bank receipts....
Dates: 1854-1895
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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