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Authorised form of nameNewton; Alfred (1829 - 1907)
SurnameNewton
ForenamesAlfred
Dates1829 - 1907
Dates and placesBirth:
Geneva, Switzerland (11 June 1829)
Death:
07 June 1907
Burial:
St Giles' cemetery, now Ascension Cemetery, Cambridge
ActivityResearch Field:
Ornithology
Education:
Magdalene College, Cambridge. BA (1853), MA
Career:
Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge; Drury Travelling Fellow, studying ornithology in Lapland and Iceland (1854-1863); Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, University of Cambridge (1866-1907); died of heart disease
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/06/1870
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1900
Council:
VP 1889-1891
RelationshipsSon of William Newton of Elvedon, Suffolk, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Sclater Milnes of Fryston Hall, Yorkshire; cousin of Richard Monckton Miles (FRS 1868); unmarried
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1908 vol 80 pp xlv-xlix signed by A G
References:
Sir Gavin de Beer, ed, 'Some Unpublished Letters of Charles Darwin' in NR 1959 vol 14 pp 12-66
Royal Society codeNA3013
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1870/07Newton, Alfred: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/21/17Letter from Alfred Newton to AB Hewetson17 September 1879
NLB/3/58Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society, Magdalene College, Cambridge26 February 1889
NLB/3/335Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society13 May 1889
NLB/3/1002Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society9 December 1889
NLB/3/1070Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]3 January 1890
NLB/8/419Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Dulau & Company23 October 1893
NLB/7/200Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society20 December 1892
NLB/11/110Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society23 April 1895
NLB/9/393Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society11 May 1894
NLB/11/70Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1895
NLB/22/821Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Alfred] Newton, [Fellow of the Royal Society]28 July 1901
NLB/12/457Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society, Magdalene College, Cambridge21 February 1896
NLB/12/814Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, [Fellow of the Royal Society]11 May 1896
NLB/14/469Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Alfred Newton and Dr Edward John Routh, Fellows of the Royal Society 16 March 1897
NLB/16/328Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Managers Balfour Memorial Fund18 March 1898
NLB/18/291Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor A Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society20 February 1899
NLB/21/360Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society5 November 1900
NLB/23/1/617Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society14 December 1901
NLB/27/175Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society15 July 1903
NLB/31/801Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society, Magdalene College, Cambridge15 November 1905
NLB/35/522Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons8 June 1907
NLB/35/643Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Hans Friedrich Gadow, Fellow of the Royal Society24 June 1907
RR/6/201Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On the osteology of the solitaire or Didine Bird of the Island of Rodriguez, Pezophaps solitaria ( Gmel.)' by Alfred Newton and Edward Newton19 August 1868
RR/6/200Referee's report by Thomas Henry Huxley, on a paper 'On the osteology of the solitaire or Didine Bird of the Island of Rodriguez, Pezophaps solitaria ( Gmel.)' by Alfred Newton and Edward Newton7 July 1868
NLB/7/530Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society, Magdalene College, Cambridge7 March 1893
NLB/11/196Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Alfred Newton, Fellow of the Royal Society13 May 1895
NLB/8/405Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]20 October 1893
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