Notebook on bird's eggs, kept by Edward Newton, with observations on the subject (about 150 pages).
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- ReferenceGB 433 Edward Newton
- Dates of Creation1855-1859
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
Edward Newton (1832-1897) was the younger brother of Alfred Newton, who was Professor of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. Edward was employed in Colonial Service, in Mauritius 1859-1877 and as Governor and Colonial Secretary of Jamaica, 1877-1883. Interested in ornithology, he collected mainly birds to present to his brother, including many rare species from Mauritius.
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