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Ixos mcclellandii holtii (Swinhoe, 1861) (1 Viewer)


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*Not to be confused with ;): the much earlier, almost totally unknown, most likely British: "Mr. Holt, in our Service" that Swinhoe met in "Foochow" (today the caostal city Fuzhou, Fujian province, Southern China) in June 1857 "… since then stationed at that port …" commemorated in the subspecies (Hypsipetes) Ixos mcclellandii holtii SWINHOE 1861.

Maybe it is time to give him a post.

Ixos mcclellandii holtii (Swinhoe, 1861) OD here

The Eponym Dictionary of Birds claims:
Holt's Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii holtii Swinhoe, 1861
Henry Frederick William Holt (d.1890) was in the British consular service in China and a colleague of Robert Swinhoe (q.v.) who introduced him to ornithology and lent him his Chinese taxidermist when he started collecting. He was Acting Interpreter, Ningpo Consulate (1864–1876). He was noted as an orientalist and wrote 'Notes on the Chinese game of chess' (1885), was Honorary Secretary of the Royal Asiatic Society, and made a significant collection of Chinese coins.

I assume he wouldn't had liked Bitcoin, Peercoins & other Altcoins.🛢️💸. I think we can find him in LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE NUMISMATIC SOCIETY OF LONDON, DECEMBER, 1869 here as

Holt, Henry Fred. William, Esq., H.B.M. Vice-Consul, Tamsay,. Formosa.

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Henry Frederick William Holt (d. 1890) British consular service in China, colleague of Robert Swinhoe (subsp. Ixos mcclellandii).

He is mentioned here as

Holt, Henry Frederick William (Westminster, Middlesex, heute London 1838-1890 Wandsworth, Surrey) : Diplomat

1858 Henry Frederick William Holt wird nach seinen Studien am King's College Dolmetscher-Praktikant an der Superintendency in Hong Kong.
1859-1861 Henry Frederick William Holt ist in Xiamen (Fujian) und dann Fuzhou (Fujian) als Dolmetscher-Praktikant tätig.
1861 Henry Frederick William Holt ist Dolmetscher-Assistent der britischen Gesandtschaft in Fuzhou (Fujian).
1862 Henry Frederick William Holt ist Dolmetscher der britischen Gesandtschaft in Fuzhou (Fujian).
1863 Henry Frederick William Holt ist Dolmetscher der britischen Gesandtschaft in Ningbo (Zhejiang).
1864 Henry Frederick William Holt ist Konsul der britischen Gesandtschaft in Ningbo (Zhejiang).
1870 Henry Frederick William Holt kehrt nach England zurück.
1872 Henry Frederick William Holt zieht sich krankheitshalber vom diplomatischen Dienst zurück.
1872-1874 Henry Frederick William Holt ist Professor für Chinesisch am King's College in London.
1874-1876 Henry Frederick William Holt ist wieder im diplomatischen Dienst in China tätig.
1890 Henry Frederick William Holt beendet die Katalogisierung der chinesischen Manuskripte der Bibliothek der Royal Asiatic Society. [KVK]

Bibliographie : Autor 1890 Holt, Henry F[rederick William]. A catalogue of the Chinese manuscripts in the Library of the Royal Asiatic Society. (London : Royal Asiatic Society, 1890). [KVK]

At least the years of life dates (but not exactly) as Holt, Henry Frederick William (1838-1890). Birth 1838 we can find also here.
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