McLeay, Alexander (1767-1848)

Also known as
M'Leay, Alexander (1767-1848)
Macleay, Alexander (1767-1848)
Field of activity
public servant; entomologist; Entomologist
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Biographies

Alexander McLeay (1767-1848), public servant and entomologist, was born on 24 June 1767 in Ross-shire, Scotland, the son of William Macleay, provost of Wick and deputy-lieutenant of Caithness. He was descended...

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Alexander McLeay was Secretary of the Linnean Society of London 1798-1825, and Colonial Secretary of New South Wales 1825-36. He remained in Australia until his death and was involved in colonial politics, administration and scientific activities.

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Resources for Alexander McLeay

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. McLeay, Alexander (1767-1848), public servant and entomologistAustralian Dictionary of Biography Douglas Pike 2 177-180 : McLeay, Alexander (1767-1848), public servant and entomologist
    [1967]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  2. The Society's Heritage from the MacleaysProceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 45 592-629 : The Society's Heritage from the Macleays
    Fletcher, J.J.
    [1920]
  3. Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930
    Musgrave, A.
    [1932]
    Published: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  4. The Society's Heritage From the Macleays. Part iiProceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales liv 185-272 : The Society's Heritage From the Macleays. Part ii
    Fletcher, J.J.
    [1929]
  5. This Plan of a Museum: Alexander Macleay's Proposal for the Australian MuseumJournal of the Royal Australian Historical Society 78 3-4 39-51 : This Plan of a Museum: Alexander Macleay's Proposal for the Australian Museum
    Leeuwen, Michael Van
    [1992]
  6. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Alexander Macleay - Records (c. 1825 - c. 1848)
    Records regarding Alexander and George Macleay c1825-48 [1 bundle, Uncatalogued MSS SET 380].
    Uncatalogued MSS SET 380
  7. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Alexander Macleay - Records (c. 1798 - c. 1825)
    Typescript copies of original records in Linnean Society Library, London c1798-1825 [2 boxes, Uncatalogued MSS SET 225].
    Uncatalogued MSS SET 225
  8. State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection: Linnean Society of London - Records (1790 - 1870)
    Records from the Linnean Society of London relating to Australia 1790-1870, including correspondence and miscellaneous papers of George and Alexander Macleay; correspondence of William Swainson; and miscellaneous manuscripts relating to Australian botany and birds. Microfilm copies of originals held by the Linnean Society of London.
    M596-597
  9. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Alexander Macleay - Records (c. 1829 - c. 1855)
    Information in "Dr J. Bowman" volume 78 of the Macarthur Family Collection c1829-55.
    A2974
  10. The Linnean Society of New South Wales: Alexander Macleay - Records (1814 - 1837)
    Catalogues of books and specimens supplied by overseas dealers, autographed and annotated by Alexander and William Sharp Macleay 1814-37.
  11. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Gold Family - Records (1827)
    Includes correspondence with William Hilton Hovell and Alexander Macleay, 1827.
    ML MSS 846
  12. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Linnean Society of New South Wales - Records (1826 - 1970)
    Includes: Minute books, 1862-1952; correspondence, 1882-1965 including letter books, 1882-1927; Chronological file, 1882-1967; Numbered files and unnumbered files; miscellanea, 1884-1964; financial papers, 1883-1970; library material, 1882-1959; newspaper cuttings, 1867-1970; various individual collections donated to the Society include papers of G. Bennett, 1866; H. H. B. Bradley, 1865-1877; J. W. Brazier, 1860-1867, 1922; S. Covington, 1831-1836, 1839; R. D. Fitzgerald, 1878-1883; J. J. Fletcher, 1887-1891, 1929; Sir William Flower, 1866; A. G. Hamilton, 1878-1941; A. Macleay, 1835+; Sir William Macleay, 1874-1888; W. S. Macleay, 1826-1862; T. G. Sloane, 1920-1932; Baron Von Mueller, 1884-1894, and W. Wools, 1880-1881.
    ML MSS 2009
  13. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Linnean Society of London - Records (1792 - 1870)
    Correspondence, 1805-1870, and manuscripts, 1792-1861.
    FM 4/2699

Resources by Alexander McLeay (27)

  1. Correspondence with His Excellency Sir Richard Bourke and other documents relative to the removal of Alexander McLeay from the office of Colonial Secretary of New South Wales
    Bourke, Richard Sir, 1777-1855
    [ Book : 1838 ]
    At UQ Library
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  2. Correspondence with His Excellency, Sir Richard Bourke ... : and other documents relative to the removal of Alexander M'Leay ... from the office of Colonial Secretary of New South Wales
    Bourke, Richard Sir, 1777-1855
    [ Book : 1838 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  3. Correspondence between Major-Gen. Sir Richard Bourke ... and Alexander M'Leay..
    Bourke, Richard Sir, 1777-1855
    [ Book : 1837 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  4. Circular / [Alexander M'Leay]
    McLeay, Alexander, 1767-1848
    [ Book : 1830 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. [Letter] 1826 Oct. 10, Fort Dundas, Melville Island [to] Alex. McLeay, Colonial Secretary, [Sydney, N.S.W.] [John] Campbell, Major
    Campbell, John Major
    [ Book : 1983 ]
    At CDU Library
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  6. A catalogue of an extensive and valuable library of nearly 4000 volumes : among which will be found the best works on theology, biography, history, botany, medicine, arts, sciences, mathematics, education, and every branch of polite literature : comp...
    Blackman, John, fl. 1834-1846
    [ Book : 1846 ]
    At UQ Library
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  7. [Typed copies regarding the appointment of Mr. John Carmichael 1851]
    Mitchell, Thomas Sir, 1792-1855
    [ Book : 1919 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. A portion of the report of the public meeting, held on Friday, Oct. 19th, 1838, in the Hall of the Mechanics' School of Arts, containing the speech of G.A. Robinson
    Australian Aborigines' Protection Society
    [ Book : 1865 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  9. Assigned servants : ... summary of the Regulations for the assignment of convict servants ... ..
    McLeay, Alexander, 1767-1848
    [ Book : 1830 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Circular [of the Colonial Secretary, 23 July 1836]
    New South Wales. Colonial Secretary's Office
    [ Book : 1836 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Correspondence with His Excellency Sir Richard Bourke and other documents relative to the removal of Alexander McLeay from the office of Colonial Secretary of New South Wales
    Bourke, Richard Sir, 1777-1855
    [ Book : 1838 ]
    At UQ Library
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  2. Correspondence with His Excellency, Sir Richard Bourke ... : and other documents relative to the removal of Alexander M'Leay ... from the office of Colonial Secretary of New South Wales
    Bourke, Richard Sir, 1777-1855
    [ Book : 1838 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  3. Correspondence between Major-Gen. Sir Richard Bourke ... and Alexander M'Leay..
    Bourke, Richard Sir, 1777-1855
    [ Book : 1837 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  4. Alexander Macleay : from Scotland to Sydney / Derelie Cherry
    Cherry, Derelie Ann, 1952-
    [ Book : 2012 ]
    At 59 libraries
    Alexander Macleay : from Scotland to Sydney / Derelie Cherry
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  5. Mr McLeay's Elizabeth Bay garden : plants, privilege, and power in Sydney's early scientific community / by Lionel Gilbert
    Gilbert, Lionel A. (Lionel Arthur), 1924-
    [ Book : 2000 ]
    At 10 libraries
    Mr McLeay's Elizabeth Bay garden : plants, privilege, and power in Sydney's early scientific community / by Lionel Gilbert
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  6. Alexander Macleay F.R.S: a former Colonial Secretary of NSW
    [ Photograph : 1911 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Alexander Macleay F.R.S: a former Colonial Secretary of NSW
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  7. Presentation of a piece of plate to Alexander McLeay ... by a numerous body of his fellow colonists, inhabitants of New South Wales
    [ Book : 1839 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  8. Alexander Macleay
    [ Photograph ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Alexander Macleay
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  9. Plan shewing the situation of the allotments for sale at Darlinghurst Elizabeth Bay : the property of Alexr. Mcleay Esqre. by Mr S. Lyons / Edward J.H. Knapp Land Surveyor
    Knapp, E. J. H
    [ Map : 1840-1849 ]
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    Plan shewing the situation of the allotments for sale at Darlinghurst Elizabeth Bay : the property of Alexr. Mcleay Esqre. by Mr S. Lyons / Edward J.H. Knapp Land Surveyor
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  10. Presentation of a piece of plate to Alexander Macleay ... by a numerous body of his fellow colonists, inhabitants of New South Wales
    [ Book : 1942 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Copies of letters to Alexander McLeay, Colonial Secretary, NSW concerning the murder by aborigines of Capt. Collett Barker near the mouth of the River Murray
    Davis, Robert Martin
    [ Unpublished : 1900 ]
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  2. Political pamphlets : Sydney : 1832-69
    [ Published : 1832-1869 ]
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  3. Letters and despatches
    Parry, William Edward Sir, 1790-1855
    [ Microform, Unpublished : 1900-1999 ]
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  1. Circular colonial secretary's office
    McLeay, Alexander
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  2. International financial reporting standards : context, analysis and comment / edited by David Alexander and Christopher Nobes
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  1. WEDDING. McLeay—Clarke.
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  2. OBITUARY. MR. ALEXANDER McLEAY.
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  3. POINT McLEAY v. STRATHALBYN.
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    ... POINT McLEAY v. STRA.THALBTN. Tbe above clubs met on the Milang grounds em Saturday, Febrnary 24 ... by Polteena when 5, Humnbri* was caught bv Bankine when 3, Alexander made 5 and then got bowled by ... 535 words
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