Thomas PARKINAge: 8718451932

Birth February 3, 1845 41 29
Death of a motherEmilia Elizabeth SHARP
August 10, 1846 (Age 18 months)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEmelia BERGER (STEIGENBERGER)
August 18, 1876 (Age 31)
Note: son William registered death
Death of a fatherRev John PARKIN
September 7, 1887 (Age 42)
Death of a brotherJohn Samuel PARKIN
June 13, 1931 (Age 86)
Barrister at Law/Ornithologist

Death October 10, 1932 (Age 87)
Family with parents - View family
Marriage: June 17, 1834St Bride, Fleet Street
10 years
elder brother
13 months
Birth: February 3, 1845 41 29St Clements, Hastings
Death: October 10, 193234 Wellington Sq, Hastings, Sussex


Living with father 1871-81. Living Hastings 1901 on own means.The Parkin mss., 1900-1928, are letters from Thomas Parkin,British ornithologist, from prominent ornithologists, artists,novelists, statesmen, playwrights and authors. They deal chiefly with ornithological matters, but other subjects are discussed which include World War I, British occupation of India and a tablet to the memory of Matilda Barbara Betham Edwards,1836-1919, poet and novelist, on Villa Julia, High Wickham,Hastings, 1919-1921. Among the correspondents are Maria Rebecca Audubon, Frederick Britten Austin, Lewis Saul Benjamin, Arthur Granville Bradley,William Speirs Bruce, Cyril James Davenport, Henry Eeles Dresser, Paul Dukas, Henry Wemyss Feilden, Moreton Frewen, Dorothy Furniss, Sir Stephen Gaselee, Sarah Grand, Sir Thomas Wolseley Haig, Frederic Harrison, Samuel Hope Morley Hollenden,1st baron, Andrew Alexander Irvine, Francis Edward James, Sheila Kaye-Smith, Coulson Kernahan, Richard Orton Prowse, Clement KingShorter, Laurence Austine Waddell, Godfrey V. Webster, Hugh Whistler, Harry Forbes Witherby.Collection size: 125 itemsFor more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Manuscripts Department, Lilly Library,Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405JARDINE, William. The Natural History of Hummingbirds.Edinburgh, London & Dublin, W.H. Lizars & Sterling & Kenney,Longman & Co., and W. Curry Jnr. & Co., 1833. This copy has the engraved armorial bookplate of Thomas Parkin to verso of titles,and further inscribed by him on front free-endpapers, with the address "(?)Fairnest, High Wickham, Hastings".There is a further fascinating manuscript note by Parkin, tipped in to the front of vol. I: "These two volumes were bought by meof W. Heffer in the Petty Curey at Cambridge, on Friday April24th 1913, where I visited his shop in company with W.H. Mullens[co-author, with Harry Kirke Swann, of "A Bibliography ofBritish Ornithology", 1917-23] in our annual visit to our olduniversity. T.P."Irby (L. H.) The ornithology of the Straits of Gibraltar. . .second edition, revised and enlarged.2 maps, 8 chromolithographs after Thorburn, folio, original red cloth gilt, rebacked with original sl. soiled spine laid down, top edge of upper cover faded, lightly rubbed at extremities, Thomas Parkin´┐¢s copy with his bookplate and usual extra additions,ink inscription ´┐¢given to Hugh Whistler from his old friend onJune 3rd 1930 Thomas Parkin. . .´┐¢ Hugh Whistler´┐¢s bookplate as well as that of hisson´┐¢s, Ralfe Whistler(depicting a dodo), 1895 ´┐¢575The list of Parkin´┐¢s additions include:a) Clippings from The Field pasted onto verso of title andcontents page.b) Obit. notice of Irby pasted to verso of contents page.c) 3pp. letter from Irby to Parkin written from the Island of Coll, June 10th1903, stating regretfully that he has no egg collection of his own.d) 5pp. obit. notice with portrait from the Ibis.e) Stevens (J. C. auctioneer) A catalogue of the extensive & valuable collections of British & foreign bird skins, mounted birds, eggs, and choice ornithological books formed by Col. L. Howard Irby and Capt. Saville Reid. 28pp.,pale blue printed wrappers centrally creased, a few spots, annotated in ink throughout in another hand with the note that the grand total fetched ┬ú282-11-6,otherwise a fine copy of a very rare auction catalogue.f) An offprint from the Sussex Daily News regarding Parkin "A Sussex ???" Probate London 22nd November 1932