Macleay, William Sharp (1792-1865)

Also known as
Macleay, W. S. (William Sharp) (1792-1865)
Field of activity
Scholar; Naturalist; Entomologist
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Biographies

William Sharp Macleay (1792-1865), scholar and naturalist, was born on 21 July 1792 in London, the eldest son of Alexander McLeay. He was educated at Westminster School, where he distinguished himself...

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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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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Macleay, William Sharp
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. William Sharp Macleay, 1792-1865
    Clark, J. F. M.
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. The Uniqueness of Charles Darwin: His Reading of W.S.Macleay's Horae Entomologicae
    Di Gregorio, Mario A.
    Published: 1996
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 11, 2, 103-117
  4. MacLeay, William Sharp (1792-1865), scholar and naturalist
    MacMillan, David S.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 182-183
  5. Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930
    Musgrave, A.
    Published: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932
  6. Records of Australian Botanists - (a) General, (b) New South Wales
    Maiden, J.H.
    Published: 1908
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, xlii, 60-132
  7. Alexander, William Sharp, and William John Macleay: Their Ornithology and Museum
    Fulton, G. R.
    Published: Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012
    Series: Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology, Volume 2, 327-93
  8. Martin, Stephen
    Published: 2008
    Series: reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia, 3, 1
  9. Museum: the MacLeays, their Collection and the Search for Order
    Stacey, Robyn and Hay, Ashley
    Published: Cambridge University Press, Sydney, 2007
  10. Diminishing Circles: W.S. Macleay in Sydney, 1839-1865
    Holland, Julian
    Published: 1996
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 11, 2, 119-147
  11. Mr Macleay's celebrated cabinet: the history of the Macleays and their museum
    Stanbury, Peter and Holland, Julian
    Published: Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1988

Resources by William Sharp Macleay (32)

  1. Fanny to William : the letters of Frances Leonora Macleay 1812-1836 / edited by Beverley Earnshaw and Joy Hughes, with the assistance of Lindy Davidson
    Macleay, Frances Leonora
    [ Book, Government publication : 1993 ]
    At 18 libraries
    Fanny to William : the letters of Frances Leonora Macleay 1812-1836 / edited by Beverley Earnshaw and Joy Hughes, with the assistance of Lindy Davidson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 111,128.383)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 111,128.383)

  2. Papers
    Macleay family
    [ Unpublished : 1824-1920 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 106,711.258)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 106,711.258)

  3. The Macleay memorial volume / edited by J.J. Fletcher, M.A., B.Sc
    Fletcher, J. J. (Joseph James), 1850-1926
    [ Book : 1893 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 5 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 98,007.484)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 98,007.484)

  4. Letters from W.B. Clarke to W.S. Macleay, 1842-1845
    Macleay, William Sharp, 1792-1865
    [ Unpublished : 1842-1845 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 83,825.188)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 83,825.188)

  5. Remarks on the identity of certain general laws which have been lately observed to regulate the natural distribution of insects and fungi / by W. S. Macleay
    Macleay, William Sharp, 1792-1865
    [ Book : 1823 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,894.789)

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  6. A reply to some observations of M. Virey in the "Bulletin des Sciences Naturelles, 1825" by W.S. MacLeay ; in a letter to the editor
    Macleay, William Sharp, 1792-1865
    [ Microform, Book : 1829 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,494.469)

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  7. Anatomical observations on the natural group of Tunicata, with the description of three species collected in Fox Channel during the late Northern Expedition / by William Sharp Macleay ; communicated by the Zoological Club of the Linnean Society
    Macleay, William Sharp, 1792-1865
    [ Book : 1824 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,398.766)

  8. Horae entomologicae, or, Essays on the annulose animals / by W. S. Macleay
    Macleay, William Sharp, 1792-1865
    [ Book, Microform : 1819-1821 ]
    At 5 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,354.25)

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  9. On the structure of the tarsus in the tetramerous and trimerous Coleoptera of the French entomologists / by W. S. MacLeay ; communicated by the Zoological Club of the Linnean Society ; read February 1, 1825
    Macleay, William Sharp, 1792-1865
    [ Microform, Book : 1827 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  10. Notice of Ceratitis citriperda, an insect very destructive to oranges / by W.S. MacLeay ; in a letter to the editor
    Macleay, William Sharp, 1792-1865
    [ Book, Microform : 1829 ]
    At 2 libraries
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Resources about William Sharp Macleay (30)

  1. [Biographical cuttings on Sir William Sharp Macleay, former naturalist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Macleay family correspondence, 1805-ca. 1830
    Macleay family
    [ Unpublished : 1830 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 116,174.523)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 116,174.523)

  3. Fanny to William : the letters of Frances Leonora Macleay 1812-1836 / edited by Beverley Earnshaw and Joy Hughes, with the assistance of Lindy Davidson
    Macleay, Frances Leonora
    [ Book, Government publication : 1993 ]
    At 18 libraries
    Fanny to William : the letters of Frances Leonora Macleay 1812-1836 / edited by Beverley Earnshaw and Joy Hughes, with the assistance of Lindy Davidson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 110,732.977)

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  4. William Sharp Macleay
    Appleby, L. W
    [ Photograph : 1932 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    William Sharp Macleay
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  5. Papers
    Macleay family
    [ Unpublished : 1824-1920 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. The Macleay memorial volume / edited by J.J. Fletcher, M.A., B.Sc
    Fletcher, J. J. (Joseph James), 1850-1926
    [ Book : 1893 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 5 libraries
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  7. Cabinet of curiosities : featuring the artworks of Robin Stacey in association with Macleay Museum, University of Sydney
    Stacey, Robyn
    [ Book : 2000-2004 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  8. Nematodes : mostly Australian and Fijian
    Cobb, N. A. (Nathan Augustus), 1859-1932
    [ Book, Government publication : 1893 ]
    Read online at Hathi Trust
    View online
    At 11 libraries
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  9. Sub-series 03: Watercolour and pencil drawings of insects, caterpillars and spiders from Cuba / attributed to W. S. Macleay
    [ Art work : 1833 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Cabinet of curiosities / Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales
    Stacey, Robyn
    [ Book, Government publication : 2002 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  1. Macleay, Alexander (1767-1848)
    Public Servant; Entomologist
    ... Macleay, Alexander (1767-1848) ... -shire, Scotland, the son of William Macleay, provost of Wick and deputy-lieutenant of Caithness. He was ...
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  2. Macleay, George, (Sir) (1809-1891)
    Pastoralist; Explorer; Zoologist
    ... Macleay, William Sharp (1792 - 1865) ... Macleay, George (1809-1891) ... Sir George Macleay (1809-1891), pastoralist and explorer, was born in London, the third son of ... (Sir) George Macleay, a colonial land owner and sometime scientist, travelled with Charles Sturt on ...
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  3. Macleay, William John, (Sir) (1820-1891)
    Pastoralist; Politician; Patron Of Science; Naturalist; Entomologist
    ... Macleay, William John (1820-1891) ... Sir William John Macleay (1820-1891), pastoralist, politician and patron of science, was born on 13 ... Sir William John Macleay, a New South Wales pastoralist, politician and scientist, was the founder ...
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  1. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION. In the will and codicils of William Sharp Macleay, late of Elizabeth Bay, in the City of, Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales, Esquire, deceased.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 31 January 1865 [Issue No.20] p 278

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... of January, a.d. 1865. WimAMCYPfclAN CURTIS, proctor for Executors, 32* Hunter-street, Sydney. 6s. 6d. ... William Sharp Macleay, late of Elizabeth Bay, in the City of, Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales ... 143 words
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  2. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION. In the mil of William Sharpe Macleay, late of Elizabeth Bay, in the Colony of New South Wales, Esquire, deceased.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 5 January 1866 [Issue No.5] p 55

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... proper, object thereto.—Dated this 30th day of December, a.d. 1865. D. B. HUTCHINSON, Prothonotary ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION. In the mil of William Sharpe ... 130 words
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  3. DEEDS OF GRANT.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Wednesday 11 April 1832 [Issue No.6] p 54

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... ) ................. — 5 EDMUND BURKE ) 25. WILLIAM SHARP .................... — 6 26. JAMES WILSHIRE ... REDMAN, Allotment .... No. 1 2. JOHN SMITH ................................ — 2 3. WILLIAM ROBERTS ... 743 words
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  1. WILLIAM MACLEAY.
    Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Saturday 12 December 1891 p 13 Article
    ... YiTISSSilSE ESiiC&EAY. In Sir William Macleay the country loses, if we can hardly say one of her ... sharp eye on the spoonc, and this sharp turn of speech wao abundantly at the service of any man who ... 634 words
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  2. SIR WILLIAM MACLEAY.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Monday 27 May 1889 p 5 Article
    ... SIR WILLIAM MACLEAY. Sir William Alacleay has been oue or the best type of colonists. Ho camo to ... his uncle, Mr. Alexander Macleay, was an adept, and his cousin, Mr. IV m. Sharp Alacleay, who also ... 956 words
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  3. THE LATE WILLIAM SHARP MACLEAY, ESQ., M.A., F.L.S.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Monday 6 February 1865 p 3 Article
    ... penetration of other observers. Mr. Macleay was bora in London on tho 21st day of July, 1792, and was ... a notice, in tho .usual form, announcing tho death of Mr. Wil-liam Sharp Macleay, and wo now subjoin ... 1399 words
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  1. [Manuscript cadastral map of allotments along Macleay Street, Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales] Brownrigg, Surveyor
    Brownrigg, W. Meadows (William Meadows)
    [ Map : 1839-1865 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Central Kempsey. The Verge Estate, most valuable allotments in the very heart of Central Kempsey, the hub of the Macleay district
    Robinson, H. E. C. (Hector E. C.)
    [ Map : 1917 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Bagging the bunyip: William Sharp Macleay, a true-blue naturalist
    Macinnis, Peter
    National Library Magazine
    [ Article : 2012 ]
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  2. Catalogue of Insects Collected by William Sharp Macleay in Cuba 1825-1836
    Cross, Dominic; Jefferys, Elizabeth
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
    [ Article : 2010 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
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  3. Sir William Macleay
    The bulletin.
    [ Article : 1958 ]
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    Sir William Macleay
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  4. Diminishing circles: W. S. Macleay in Sydney, 1839-1865
    Holland, Julian
    Historical Records of Australian Science
    [ Article : 1996 ]
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  1. Sir William Macleay - papers, 1829-1894
    Macleay, William, Sir, 1820-1891
    [ Unpublished : 1829-1894 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Macleay family collection
    Macleay family
    [ Unpublished : 1988 ]
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  3. Correspondence, from clients, being copies of letters received by John Verge from i.a. Richard Brooks, together with extracts from the letters of Francis Leonora Macleay to her brother, William Sharp Macleay regarding i.a. Elizabeth Bay House, 1826-1 ...
    [ Unpublished : 1861 ]
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  2. Thomas McGrath, champion sculler
    Thomas McGrath, champion sculler
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    Early champion sculler of Port Jackson. Thomas McGrath was also the uncle of champion Australian sculler Michael Rush."Australia had sporting champions before it had self-government....

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  3. Dodds Family History
    Dodds Family History
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    [ Sound : 2009 ]
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  2. The curious minds who made our science Australian
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2012 ]
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  3. Museum
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    [ Sound : 2007 ]
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  1. Catalogue of plants under cultivation in the Melbourne Botanic gardens : alphabetically arranged
    Guilfoyle, William Robert, 1843-1912
    [ Book : 1883 ]
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  2. Australian plants suitable for gardens, parks, timber reserves etc.
    Guilfoyle, William Robert, 1843-1912
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  3. Contributions to the history of Australasian ornithology. Volume II / edited by William E. Davis, Jr., Harry F. Recher and Walter E. Boles
    Davis, William E
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    Contributions to the history of Australasian ornithology. Volume II / edited by William E. Davis, Jr., Harry F. Recher and Walter E. Boles
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