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Field notes, observations, notes, letter and typescript on birds (mainly hummingbirds) seen by the Lack family while living on Jamaica, 1970-1973

MS. 14992/351
Held in our offsite storage facility

  • Request


  1. typed copy of field notes from observations at various nests of the Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima during the Jamaica visit of 1970-1971
  2. observations made by David, Elizabeth and Peter Lack
  3. handwritten first draft of a proposed note on these observations (not taken forward)
  4. letter to Peter Lack from Mrs. MacNiven recording hatching and fledging dates from a nest of the Atilliean Crested Hummingbird on Monserrat, found shortly before Peter left the island in August 1973
  5. carbon copy of typescript 'Transients in Jamaica, 1970-1971' by David, Elizabeth, Peter and Andrew Lack, detailing the miscellaneous records of land birds seen while David and his family were living in Jamaica, 1970-1971, and which may have been published in the Gosse Bird Club Bulletin in late 1971


  • Creation: 1970-1973


1 folder

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 14992/351

Former reference:

These papers have been allocated the number '338a' but are not listed in the original CSAC catalogue

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom