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Shelford, Robert Walter Campbell, 1872-1912

Gender: Male
Active Dates: 1872 - 1912
Active Area: Asia (continent)
Malaysia (nation)
Borneo (island)
East Malaysia (division (national))
Sarawak (state)
Malay Archipelago (region (general))
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: None known to be held within the collection
Publications: Shelford, R.W.C. (1902), 'Observations on some mimetic insects and spiders from Borneo and Singapore'. [S.l.]: [s.n.].
Shelford, R.W.C. (1903), 'Report on the Sarawak Museum for 1901 and 1902'. [S.l.]: Printed at the 'Sarawak Gazette' Office.
Shelford, R.W.C. (1904) 'Report on the Sarawak Museum for 1904'. Sarawak: [s.n.].
Shelford, R.W.C. (1916), 'A naturalist in Borneo'. London.
Related Entries: Hose, Charles, 1863-1929, colonial administrator and zoologist
Robert Walter Campbell Shelford was born in Singapore on the 3rd August 1872. He was educated at King's College, London and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. From 1895 to 1897 he was a demonstrator in biology at the Yorkshire College, Leeds. From 1897 to 1904 he was the curator of the Sarawak Museum, Kuching. Shelford was in the Hope Department, Oxford University Museum 1905-12. Shelford married the daughter of Reverend Alfred Richardson in June 1908. Shelford died at Margate on the 22nd June 1912.

Shelford is associated with the Sarawak photographs of Charles Hose.
Sources: Venn, J.A. (1953), 'Alumni Cantabrigienses, part 2, volume 5', Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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