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Perkins, Robert Cyril Layton (1866-1955)


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 0814 ZAAA

Held at: Zoological Society of London

Title: Perkins, Robert Cyril Layton (1866-1955)

Date(s): 1893

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 item

Name of creator(s): Perkins | Robert Cyril Layton | 1866-1955 | entomologist

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

Born on 15 November 1866; educated at Merchant Taylors' School (18771885) and Jesus College, Oxford, 1885-1889; briefly worked as a private tutor at Dartmouth; selected by the Sandwich Islands committee (set up by the British Association and the Royal Society) to go as collector to the Hawaiian Islands, 1891; spent the greater part of the next ten years in the Hawaiian Islands collecting all groups of terrestrial animals; board of agriculture of the Territory of Hawaii, 1902-1904; director of the new division of entomology at the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association's experimental station, 1904; retired to England, 1912; awarded an Oxford DSc, 1906; gold medal of the Linnean Society of London 1912; elected FRS, 1920; died, 1955.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Copy of Robert Cyril Layton. Perkins' journal in Molokai, 1893. Typescript copy of journal with MS corrections, 11 May 1893 - 29 June 1893. This is a typed-up copy of Perkins' original journal. Later in 1936 he distributed copies of a cleaned-up text to various libraries.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

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Conditions governing reproduction:

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ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donation

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material:

ZSL also holds a transcript of the version of this manuscript which held in the Bishop Museum, Hawaii.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Entry transcribed by Sarah Drewery, April 2011. Sources: Oxford DNB

Rules or conventions: General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2011.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Entomological research | Scientific research | Research
Entomologists | Scientists | Scientific personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Entomology | Zoology
Insects | Animals | Zoology
Arthropods

Personal names
Perkins | Robert Cyril Layton | 1866-1955 | entomologist

Corporate names

Places
Hawaii | USA | North America