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The names Balfour and Newton commemorate Francis Maitland Balfour (1851-1882), Professor of Animal Morphology, and Alfred Newton (1829-1907) the first Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, in the University of Cambridge.
Balfour's books given by his family to form the nucleus of the Zoological Department Library were housed on the site of the Austin Wing of the Cavendish Laboratory until the Department moved in 1933.
The Newton collection, of ornithological importance, was bequeathed in 1907.
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Henry E. Dresser's A history of the birds of Europe including all the species inhabiting the Western Palaearctic region, 1871-1887. Vol. 3. Balfour Library class mark: qKZ.4 (1). Due to popular demand, more remarkable plates from this work will be on display throughout the year! The book is open at Plate 144, Oriolus galbula (Golden oriole). This plate is a hand coloured lithograph produced by J. G. Keulemans, a renowned ornithological illustrator, and depicts a male and a female oriole perching on a branch. The yellow feathers of the male are particularly striking, and the detail in the fine hand colouring, especially on the breast of the female, is also very impressive.