Reference code(s): GB 0814 ZAAB
Held at: Zoological Society of London
Title: Baird, William (1803-1872)
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 vols
Name of creator(s): Baird | William | 1803-1872 | zoologist
Born, 8 January 1803; educated at the high school, Edinburgh, and studied medicine at Edinburgh, Dublin, and Paris; surgeon with the East India Company, 1823; visited India and China five times, availing himself of every possibility to pursue his interest in natural history; returned to Britain, 1829; helped to establish the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club; private medical practice; appointment in the zoological department of the British Museum, 1841; FRS, 1867; died, 1872.
Publications: Cyclopaedia of the Natural Sciences (1858)
Scope and content/abstract:
Journals of William Baird, 1823-1833, comprising journal of voyages to the West Indies, South America, East Indies and China, Cape of Good Hope and St Helena, from 1823 to 1831, in the Barque Charles and H C Ship Berwickshire and voyage to and from China, in H C Ship Berwickshire, in 1832 and 1833.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
In two volumes as outlined in the scope and content.
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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