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Typescript entitled 'Dictionary of the Habits and Behaviour of Birds' by John Michael Dewar

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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.

Dates

  • c.1930s-1941

Extent

0.66 Linear meters (3 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 14963/1-3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 14963

Overview

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.

Arrangement

Material arranged as received from the Alexander Library of Ornithology.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
Title
Catalogue of a typescript entitled 'Dictionary of the Habits and Behaviour of Birds' by John Michael Dewar
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Sarah Thiel and Marion Lowman
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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