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Shearwater reconnaissance in the yacht, 'Petula': notebook, 1948-1951

MS. 15041/967
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Softback notebook inscribed 'Channe [sic] Cruise Solent - Scilly 1948'; 4 black and white photographs.

The notebook is in Nicholson's hand and records birds seen (not just shearwaters), with dates and (often) times. It covers the cruise of 17-21 Sep 1948 and sailings of a few days earlier.

The photographs appear to have been taken on this trip; two feature Nicholson. Three are annotated on the back in Nicholson's hand; the dates given are Sep or Sep/Oct 1948. There are references to these photographs on the first page of the notebook and in H.G. Hasler's letter of 9 Oct 1948.

J.M. Fisher and P.A.D. Hollom were among those who accompanied Nicholson on cruises in 1948 and 1949.


  • Creation: 1948-1951


4 leaves + 1 item

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 15041/967

Former reference:

NCUACS 177/8/09 F.115

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom