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Notebooks of Eric Brooke Dunlop


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Notebooks of E.B. Dunlop containing field observations and notes on ornithological topics. Several of the notebooks also contain notes made after Dunlop's death and these are believed to be in the hand of F.C.R. (Francis Charles Robert) Jourdain. A note at the end of Dunlop's obituary in British Birds (Jul 1917) says that 'Before leaving for the front Mr. Dunlop appointed the Rev. F.C.R. Jourdain his literary executor'.


  • Creation: c.1900s-1930s


0.66 Linear metres (3 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. 14964/1].

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MSS. 14964/1-3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 14964


Notebooks of Eric Brooke Dunlop (1887-1917), ornithologist.

Biographical / Historical

Eric Brooke Dunlop was born in Windermere, England, in 1887, spent his early life in the Lake District and was educated at Rugby. He was interested in birds from childhood and spent much time studying them. In 1913 he moved to Winnipeg, Canada, where he continued his studies of birds and wrote contributions for The Auk and British Birds. In 1915 he enlisted in the 78th Canadian Grenadiers and he died in action in France on 19 Mar 1917.

Biographical history written with reference to:

  1. L.E.H. (Jul 1917). Obituary: The late Eric B. Dunlop. British Birds, 43
  2. Anon. (Oct 1917). Obituary. Ibis (59:4), 617
  3. Anon. (Apr-Jun 1918). Notes and News. The Auk (35:2), 263-269


Material arranged as received from the Alexander Library of Ornithology.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.

Catalogue of the notebooks of Eric Brooke Dunlop
Finding aid prepared by EAD version by Sarah Thiel
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom