Reference code(s): GB 0814 ZAAA
Held at: Zoological Society of London
Title: Perkins, Robert Cyril Layton (1866-1955)
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Perkins | Robert Cyril Layton | 1866-1955 | entomologist
Born on 15 November 1866; educated at Merchant Taylors' School (1877–1885) 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.
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.
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Language/scripts of material: English
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Immediate source of acquisition:
ZSL also holds a transcript of the version of this manuscript which held in the Bishop Museum, Hawaii.
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.