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Macleay, William Sharp, 1792-1865

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Personal name headingMacleay, William Sharp, 1792-1865
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Variant(s)McLeay, William Sharp, 1792-1865
Associated countryGreat Britain Cuba Australia
Birth date1792-07-21
Death date1865-01-26
Field of activityCivil service Entomology
Profession or occupationCivil servant
Found inFanny to William, c1993: p. iv, etc. (William Sharp Macleay; 1792-1865)
Wikipedia, viewed 17 Oct. 2016 (William Sharp Macleay or McLeay (21 July 1792 - 26 January 1865) was a British civil servant and entomologist. After graduating, he worked for the British embassy in Paris, following his interest in natural history at the same time, publishing essays on insects and corresponding with Charles Darwin. Macleay moved to Havana, Cuba, where he was in turn commissioner of arbitration, commissary judge and then judge. Retiring from this work, he emigrated to Australia where he continued to collect insects and studied marine natural history.)
Associated languageeng