Ornithological Notebook

Scope and Content

Notebook on bird's eggs, kept by Edward Newton, with observations on the subject (about 150 pages).

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.

Access Information

Manuscripts can be consulted on appointment only. The Museum of Zoology is open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 17:00 pm. Access and reproduction is at the discretion of the Archivist.


Description compiled by Kees Rookmaaker, Archives Hub project archivist.

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