Reference code(s): GB 0814 ZAAM
Held at: Zoological Society of London
Title: Strickland, Hugh Edwin (1811-1853)
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 vol
Name of creator(s): Strickland | Hugh Edwin | 1811-1853 | geologist and zoologist
Born, 2 March 1811 ; educated at home until 1827; Thomas Arnold's school at Laleham, 1827; Oriel College, Oxford, 1828-1832; after he left Oxford, natural history became his main pursuit. He began to publish articles in the general areas that would continue to preoccupy him throughout his career: geological description, ornithology, and problems of classification and nomenclature. Accompanied William John Hamilton on a tour through southern Europe to Asia Minor, 1835-1836; summer journey through Scotland and Orkney, 1837; deputy reader in geology, Oxford University, 1850; elected a fellow of the Royal Society, 1852; died, 1853. Publications: The Dodo and its Kindred (1848)
Scope and content/abstract:
Two works by Hugh Edwin Strickland bound in a single volume: "On the evidence of the former existence of Struthious birds distinct from the Dodo, in the islands near Mauritius", 1844 and "List of Unfigured Species of Birds, the type-specimens of which exist in the India House or in the Museum of the Zoological Society", 1853.
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Archivist's note: Entry transcribed by Sarah Drewery, April 2011.
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Date(s) of descriptions: April 2011