Newton, Sir Edward, 1832-1897 (Knight, colonial administrator and zoologist)
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:
Correspondent has little chance of magistracy in Mauritius; loss of 11 ships at Bourbon; death of Governor, funeral was in a downpour
- Slavery 1