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Biographical entry Macleay, William Sharp (1792 - 1865)

Born
21 July 1792
England
Died
26 January 1865
Occupation
Naturalist and Entomologist

Summary

William Sharp Macleay was well known in England as a scientist and wrote on entomology and natural history. He emigrated to New South Wales in 1839 and continued his scientific enquiries, becoming closely associated with the Australian Museum, Sydney.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

The Linnean Society of New South Wales

  • William Sharp Macleay - Records, 1837 - 1859; The Linnean Society of New South Wales. Details

Macleay Museum, University of Sydney

  • William Sharp Macleay - Records, 1800 - 1865; Macleay Museum, University of Sydney. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Clarke Family Papers - Records, 1789 - 1879, ML MSS 139; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Linnean Society of London - Records, 1792 - 1870, FM 4/2699; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Linnean Society of New South Wales - Records, 1826 - 1970, ML MSS 2009; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Sharp Macleay - Records, 1842 - 1863, A5378; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details
  • Stacey, Robyn and Hay, Ashley, Museum: the MacLeays, their Collection and the Search for Order, Cambridge University Press, Sydney, 2007, 196 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Clark, J. F. M., 'William Sharp Macleay, 1792-1865', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Fulton, G. R., 'Alexander, William Sharp, and William John Macleay: Their Ornithology and Museum', in Davis, William E., Recher, Harry F. and Boles, Walter E. (eds), Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology, Volume 2, Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012, pp. 327-93. Details
  • MacMillan, David S., 'MacLeay, William Sharp (1792-1865), scholar and naturalist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, pp. 182-183. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020158b.htm. Details

Edited Books

  • Stanbury, Peter and Holland, Julian (eds), Mr Macleay's celebrated cabinet: the history of the Macleays and their museum, Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1988, 170 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Di Gregorio, Mario A., 'The Uniqueness of Charles Darwin: His Reading of W.S.Macleay's Horae Entomologicae', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 2, 1996, pp. 103-117. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9961120103.htm. Details
  • Holland, Julian, 'Diminishing Circles: W.S. Macleay in Sydney, 1839-1865', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 2, 1996, pp. 119-147. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9961120119.htm. Details
  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Australian Botanists - (a) General, (b) New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. xlii, 1908, pp. 60-132. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.