See also:English zoologist, was
See also:born at
See also:Geneva on the 11th 'of
See also:June 1829 . In 3854 he was elected travelling
See also:fellow of Magdalene
See also:College, Cambridge, of which he had been an undergraduate, and subsequently visited many parts of the
See also:world, including
See also:Iceland, Spitsbergen, the West Indies and
See also:America . In 1866 he became the first
See also:professor of zoology and
See also:comparative anatomy at Cambridge, a position which he retained till his
See also:death . His services to
See also:ornithology and zoogeography were recognized by the Royal Society in 1900, when it awarded him a Royal medal . He wrote many books, including Zoology of
See also:Europe (1862), Ootheca Wolleyana (begun in 1864), Zoology (1872), and a
See also:Dictionary of Birds (1893-1896) . The last, still a standard
See also:work, was an amplification of the numerous articles on birds which he contributed to the 9th edition of the
See also:Encyclopaedia Britannica, and which with comparatively slight revision. are retained in the
See also:present edition . He contributed many
See also:memoirs to scientific
See also:societies, and edited The
See also:Ibis (i865-187o), the Zoological Record (1870-1872), and
See also:British Birds (1871–1882) . He died at Cambridge on the 7th of June 1907 .
JOHN NEWTON (1725-1807)
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