Typescript entitled 'Dictionary of the Habits and Behaviour of Birds' by John Michael Dewar
Typescript entitled 'Dictionary of the Habits and Behaviour of Birds' by John Michael Dewar, ready for publication at the time of his death in May 1941, but never published. Unbound. Organized alphabetically by ornithological terms.
- Creation: c.1930s-1941
0.66 Linear metres (3 physical shelfmarks)
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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, where available, e.g. MS. 14963/1, fols. 1-2].
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CMD ID 14963
Typescript entitled 'Dictionary of the Habits and Behaviour of Birds' by John Michael Dewar.
Biographical / Historical
John Michael Dewar, physician and ornithologist, was born in 1883 and educated at George Watson College and Edinburgh University. He was a Civilian Medical Doctor to the Royal Air Force and during World War II served as a temporary Assistant Physician at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary until his death in May 1941. His book, The Bird as a Diver, was published by H.F. & G. Witherby in 1924.
Biographical note written with reference to:
B.W.T. (1941), Obituary: John Michael Dewar (1883-1941), British Birds, vol. 35.
Material arranged as received from the Alexander Library of Ornithology.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
- Catalogue of a typescript entitled 'Dictionary of the Habits and Behaviour of Birds' by John Michael Dewar
- EAD version 2019 by Sarah Thiel and Marion Lowman
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