Alfred Newton: Lectures

Scope and Content

A series of lectures by Alfred Newton on the following subjects: Protozoa, Polypi, Acalephae, Echinodermata, Vermes, Crustacea, Arachnida, Mollusca, and Mammalia (115 folios). There is an accompanying note by Charles M. Newton, 11 July 1907.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alfred Newton (1829-1907), zoologist, was born in Geneva on 11 June 1829, and entered Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 1848 (B.A., 1853). He carried out ornithological research work with the ornithologist John Woolley in Lapland (1855) and Iceland (1858), and independently in the West Indies (1857) and Spitsbergen (1864). In 1866 he became Professor of Zoology at Cambridge University, where he pioneered zoological study. He was made Fellow of the Royal Society in 1870. Newton died on 7 June 1907.

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Charles M. Newton, 1907.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Newton in Sidney Lee, ed., Dictionary of national biography, 1901-1911, Vol. III (Oxford University Press, 1927), pp. 10-11.

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