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William Sharp MacLeay
William Sharp Macleay
William Sharp Macleay
or McLeay (21 July 1792 – 26 January 1865) was a British civil servant and entomologist. After graduating, he worked for the British embassy in Paris, following his interest in natural history at the same time, publishing essays on insects and corresponding with Charles Darwin. Macleay moved to Havana, Cuba, where he was in turn commissioner of arbitration, commissary judge and then judge
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London
London
London
(/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom.[7][8] Standing on the River Thames
River Thames
in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[9] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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Dictionary Of National Biography
The Dictionary of National Biography
Biography
(DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published from 1885. The updated Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Biography
(ODNB) was published on 23 September 2004 in 60 volumes and online, with 50,113 biographical articles covering 54,922 lives.Contents1 First series 2 Supplements and revisions 3 Concise dictionary 4 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 5 First series contents 6 See also 7 Notes 8 External linksFirst series[edit] Hoping to emulate national biographical collections published elsewhere in Europe, such as the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (1875), in 1882 the publisher George Smith (1824–1901), of Smith, Elder & Co., planned a universal dictionary that would include biographical entries on individuals from world history. He approached Leslie Stephen, then editor of the Cornhill Magazine, owned by Smith, to become the editor
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Zoological Society Of London
The Zoological Society of London
Zoological Society of London
(ZSL) is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. It was founded in 1826.Contents1 History 2 The Institute of Zoology 3 Zoos and publications 4 Awards 5 Fellows 6 Honorary Fellows 7 Council 8 Presidents 9 Secretaries 10 Notes 11 External linksHistory[edit]Sir Joseph Banks’ house was the initial meeting place for the Zoological Society Zoological Society of London
Zoological Society of London
(ZSL), Main Building by John Belcher and John James Joass Zoological Society of London
Zoological Society of London
(ZSL), Main Building, EntranceOn 29 November 1822, the birthday of John Ray, “the father of modern zoology”, a meeting held in the Linnean Society
Linnean Society
in Soho Square led by Rev
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British Association For The Advancement Of Science
The British Science Association
British Science Association
(BSA) is a charity and learned society founded in 1831 to aid in the promotion and development of science.[1] Until 2009 it was known as the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA).[3]Contents1 History1.1 Foundation 1.2 Electrical standards 1.3 Other2 Perception of science in the UK2.1 British Science Festival 2.2 Science Communication Conference 2.3 British Science Week3 Presidents of the British Science Association 4 List of annual meetings 5 Structure 6 See also 7 References 8 External links8.1 Video clips


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Elizabeth Bay House
Elizabeth Bay House
Elizabeth Bay House
is an historic Colonial style home in the suburb of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Built between 1835 and 1839, Elizabeth Bay House
Elizabeth Bay House
was known as 'the finest house in the colony'. Elizabeth Bay House
Elizabeth Bay House
is a home in the Regency style, originally surrounded by a 54-acre (22 ha) garden, but now situated within a densely populated inner city suburb
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Port Jackson
Port Jackson, consisting of the waters of Sydney
Sydney
Harbour, Middle Harbour, North Harbour and the Lane Cove and Parramatta
Parramatta
Rivers, is the ria or natural harbour of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The harbour is an inlet of the Tasman Sea
Tasman Sea
(part of the South Pacific Ocean). It is the location of the Sydney
Sydney
Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The location of the first European settlement and colony on the Australian mainland
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William John Macleay
Sir William John Macleay (13 June 1820 – 7 December 1891)[1] was an Scottish-Australian politician, naturalist, zoologist, and herpetologist.Contents1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Zoological career 4 Legacy 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Macleay was born at Wick, Caithness, Scotland, second son of Kenneth Macleay of Keiss and his wife Barbara, née Horne.[1] Macleay was educated at the Edinburgh Academy
Edinburgh Academy
1834–36 and then to studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh; but when he was 18 years old his widowed mother died, and he decided to go to Australia
Australia
with his cousin, William Sharp MacLeay. They arrived at Sydney
Sydney
in March 1839 on HMS Royal George
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University Of Sydney
Red, Yellow & Blue                 Affiliations Group of Eight, APRU, ASAIHL, AAUN, ACU, WUNWebsite sydney.edu.auThe University of Sydney
Sydney
(informally, USyd or USYD) is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it was Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the world's leading universities. It is ranked as the world's 50th most reputable university.[3] Its graduates are ranked as the 4th most employable in the world and 1st in Australia.[4] The university comprises 16 faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. In 2014 it had 33,505 undergraduate and 19,284 graduate students.[2] The university is colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities
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George Macleay
Sir George Macleay KCMG (1809 – 24 June 1891) was an Australian explorer and politician. Biography[edit] Macleay was born in London, the third son of Alexander Macleay
Alexander Macleay
and educated at Westminster School. He came to Australia in 1826. In November 1829 he accompanied Charles Sturt
Charles Sturt
on his second expedition to the mouth of the Murray River
Murray River
and back. Early in April 1830, after difficulties on the expedition and the whole party was practically exhausted, Sturt recorded that "amidst these distresses Macleay preserved his good humour and did his utmost to lighten the toil and to cheer the men"
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Sidney Lee
Sir Sidney Lee
Sidney Lee
FBA (5 December 1859 – 3 March 1926) was an English biographer, writer and critic.Contents1 Biography 2 Works 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Lee was born Solomon Lazarus Lee in 1859 at 12 Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London. He was educated at the City of London
London
School and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated in modern history in 1882. In 1883, Lee became assistant-editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. In 1890 he became joint editor, and on the retirement of Sir Leslie Stephen
Leslie Stephen
in 1891, succeeded him as editor. Lee wrote over 800 articles in the Dictionary, mainly on Elizabethan authors or statesmen. His sister Elizabeth Lee also contributed. While still at Balliol, Lee had written two articles on Shakespearean questions, which were printed in The Gentleman's Magazine
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Percival Serle
Percival Serle (18 July 1871 – 16 December 1951) was an Australian biographer and bibliographer.Contents1 Early life 2 Publications 3 Notes 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Serle was born to English parents in Elsternwick, Victoria
Elsternwick, Victoria
and for many years worked in a life assurance office before becoming chief clerk and accountant at the University of Melbourne. He married artist Dora Beatrice Hake on 29 March 1910. They were to have three children.[1] He ran a second-hand bookshop during the depression; was guide-lecturer at the National Gallery of Victoria; curator of the Art Museum of the Gallery; and member of the council of the Victorian Artists Society
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Abolitionism
Abolitionism
Abolitionism
is a general term which describes the movement to end slavery. This term can be used formally or informally. In Western Europe and the Americas, abolitionism is a historical movement in effort to end the African and Indian slave trade and set slaves free. King Charles I of Spain, usually known as Emperor Charles V, was following the example of Louis X of France
Louis X of France
who abolished slavery within the Kingdom of France
Kingdom of France
in 1315. He passed a law which would have abolished colonial slavery in 1542, although this law was not passed in the largest colonial states, and was not enforced. In the late 17th century, the Roman Catholic Church, taking up a plea by Lourenço da Silva de Mendouça, officially condemned the slave trade, which was affirmed vehemently by Pope Gregory XVI
Pope Gregory XVI
in 1839
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Dictionary Of Australian Biography
The Dictionary of Australian Biography, published in 1949, is a reference work by Percival Serle containing information on notable people associated with Australian history
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Australian Dictionary Of Biography
The Australian Dictionary of Biography
Biography
(ADB or AuDB) is a national co-operative enterprise founded and maintained by the Australian National University (ANU) to produce authoritative biographical articles on eminent people in Australia's history. Initially published in a series of twelve hard-copy volumes between 1966 and 2005, the dictionary has been published online since 2006. The ADB project has been operating since 1957. Staff are located at the National Centre of Biography
Biography
in the History Department of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University
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Melbourne University Press
Melbourne
Melbourne
University Publishing (MUP) is the book publishing arm of the University of Melbourne.Contents1 History 2 See also 3 Directors of Melbourne
Melbourne
University Press 4 References 5 External links5.1 ImprintsHistory[edit] MUP was founded in 1922 as Melbourne
Melbourne
University Press to sell text books and stationery to students, and soon began publishing books itself. Over the years scholarly works published under the MUP imprint have won numerous awards and prizes
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