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Additional papers of Reginald Ernest Moreau


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Bird whistles, notebooks (with some loose items) and printed articles and papers.


  • Creation: 1913-1972


0.88 Linear metres (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Castle, 1, fols. 1-2]. MS. 16013/1].

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MSS. 16013/1-8

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16013


Additional papers of Reginald Ernest Moreau (1897-1970), ornithologist.

Biographical / Historical

Moreau was not a professional ornithologist. He was employed in the Army Audit Office in England and Egypt, later in the Colonial Service agricultural research unit in Amani, Tanganyika, and pursued his ornithological studies and observations in his leisure time. On his retirement, he devoted his time wholly to ornithology, as editor of Ibis and working in the Edward Grey Institute, at first in an honorary capacity.

Summary of Career

b. 1897 Kingston-on-Thames

1906 Educated Kingston Grammar School

1914 Entered the Civil Service (Army Audit Office)

1920 Move to Egypt (Army Audit Office)

1924 Marriage

1928 Move to Amani, Tanganyika (Colonial Service agricultural research unit)

1946 Retirement from Civil Service; return to England

1947-1960 Editor of Ibis

1947-1966 Work at Edward Grey Institute, Oxford

1951 Honorary M.A. Oxford

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.

Related Materials

Papers of Reginald Ernest Moreau, MSS. 15037/1-106.

Additional papers of Reginald Ernest Moreau
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom