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Papers of R.W.T. Gunther


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Papers of R.W.T. Gunther, including papers relating to the Daubeny Laboratory, Magdalen College, Oxford, consisting of:
  1. Papers, account books, bank books and register of students relating to the Daubeny Laboratory, 1869-1921
  2. List of members of Magdalen College, with biographical notes and some press-cuttings, 1890-1920
  3. Notebooks of Gunther on elementary biology, zoology, fauna and various other subjects, 1886-98
  4. Letters and papers, 1896-1904, relating to Gunther's journey to Persia in 1898, and his studies of the flora and fauna of Lake Urmia
  5. Lectures and papers by Edward Chapman, tutor in natural science at Magdalen College, 1863-77


  • 1863-1921


21 shelfmarks

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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 343].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 343-344, c. 771, d. 1192-1197, e. 1293-1301, f. 759-761

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12992

Biographical / Historical

Robert William Theodore Gunther (1869-1940) was a zoologist and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1964.


  • R.T. Gunther, A history of the Daubeney Laboratory (London, 1904).
Papers of R.W.T. Gunther
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

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