Enquiry: Fate of Sykes material from the Deccan

Heok Hee Ng heokheen at UMICH.EDU
Wed Sep 14 14:04:37 CDT 2005

I am looking to find out about the fate of the bird and mammal specimens (particularly the types)
collected by Colonel William Henry Sykes from the Deccan region in Southwest India.  More
specifically, I need to know if this material was first given to the Zoological Society of London, before
being purchased by the Natural History Museum [then the British Museum (Natural History)].

Heok Hee

Heok Hee Ng
Fish Division, Museum of Zoology
University of Michigan
1109 Geddes Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1079

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