Illustrations of the Zoology of the Royal Indian Marine Survey Ship ‘Investigator’

Creator

Date

1892-1909

Identifier

Expeditions (Special Collections) Q115 I68 I94

Publisher

Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing

Abstract

Voyages of the Royal Indian Marine Survey Ship Investigator, 1888-1892. Alfred William Alcock (1859-1933) was a qualified medical doctor who was born in Bombay. In 1888 he led a series of expeditions aboard the Marine Survey ship Investigator with an aim to collect specimens from the depths of the Indian Ocean. Alcock wanted to create a marine zoology collection at the Indian Museum in Calcutta which would be displayed to the public. Between 1888 and 1892, Alcock held the position of Surgeon-Naturalist to the Indian Marine Survey and at that time he was also the Superintendent of the Indian Museum.

Files

Investigator pl XXXVI FISH.jpg

Citation

___, “Illustrations of the Zoology of the Royal Indian Marine Survey Ship ‘Investigator’,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed October 3, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8193.