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Parkin, Thomas, 1845-1932


Thomas Parkin was born in 1845. He was educated at Rugby, Trinity College where he was awarded his Masters degree in 1871 and called to the Bar of the Inner Temple in 1874. Parkin was one of the founding members of the Hastings and St. Leonards Natural History Society and was elected its first president. In 1887 he sailed to Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania collecting seabirds en route. He also collected in Southern Spain and in the southern states of the USA and made trips to North Africa. During his lifetime Parkin assembled a large and significant collection of eggs. He died in 1932.

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Papers relating to the Great Auk

Identifier: MS-660
Overview Thomas Parkin (1845-1932), collector. The collection contains papers relating to the provenance of specimens of the extinct Great Auk and its eggs.