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Haliday, Alexander Henry (1807-1870)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0802 Haliday
Held at: Royal Entomological Society
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Full title: Haliday, Alexander Henry (1807-1870)
Date(s): 1830-1870
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 12 boxes
Name of creator(s): Haliday | Alexander Henry | 1807-1870 | entomologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Alexander Haliday was born in County Down, Ireland, on 21 November 1807. He trained in the law but became a keen amateur naturalist and collector,taking up the study of entomology full time and lecturing in Dublin. He moved to Italy in 1861/2, where he helped found the Italian Entomological Society in 1869. Haliday was a member of several learned societies, including the Royal Entomological Society. Haliday died in 1870.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence of Alexander Halliday, 1830-1870, comprising 12 boxes reflecting the life and career of the entomologist including with scientific and other colleagues, including Dr. Hermann Loew, Francis Walker and Hermann Reinhard.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, French, German, Italian

System of arrangement:

12 boxes of correspondence.

Conditions governing access:

Contact the Society Librarian for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Contact the Society Librarian for further information.

Finding aids:

Box list available from the royal Entomological Society Library

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Professor E P Wright presented the Haliday collection the the Royal Entomological Society in 1906.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2012