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( m ) XVII. Descriptive Catalogue of a Zoological Collection, made on account of the Honourable East India Company, in the Island of Sumatra and its Vicinity, under the Direction of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Lieutenant-Governor of Fort Marlborough ; with additional Notices illustrative of the Natural History of those Countries. By Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Knt. F.R.S. Communicated by Sir Everard Home, Bart., F.R.S. and L.S. Read December 5, 1820. Ah 3 interest excited by the researches carried on during my administration in Java, early induced me to extend similar in- quiries to the more extensive island of Sumatra ; and I esteemed myself fortunate in obtaining the assistance of Dr. Joseph Arnold, a gentleman already advantageously known to the scientific world. Unhappily he fell an early sacrifice to his zeal in the cause, and his loss cannot be more regretted in a public view, than it is lamented by those who were best able to appreciate his amiable disposition and private virtues. He lived, however, long enough to lay the foundation of an extensive plan of research. I was subsequently induced to engage the services of two French gentlemen, who appeared qualified to assist in the collection and preservation of the zoological specimens, and to furnish such anatomical details as might require observation in recent sub- jects, it being stipulated that on the payment of the monthly sum of 500 dollars, the whole of their collections and observa- tions should be the exclusive property of the East India Com- pany. On these terms I intrusted to them the charge of the collection,

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XVII. Descriptive Catalogue of a Zoological Collection, made on account of the Honourable East India Company, in the Island of Sumatra and its Vicinity, under the Direction of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Lieutenant-Governor of Fort Marlborough; with addi

Thomas Stamford Raffles
Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 13(1): 239-274 (1821)

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