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Papers of Richard A. Richardson

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Ornithological papers of Richard A. Richardson comprising notecards (index cards), notebooks, a sketchbook, and papers.

Dates

  • 1936-1972

Extent

0.45 Linear metres (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. 15469/1, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 15469/1-3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15469

Overview

Papers of Richard A. Richardson (1922-1977), ornithologist and artist, 1936-1972.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Alan Richardson (1922-1977), ornithologist and artist. He was founder of the Cley Bird Observatory in Norfolk and president of the Holme Bird Observatory. His bird illustrations appeared in R.S.R. Fitter's books, The Pocket Guide to British Birds (1952) and The Pocket Guide to Nests and Eggs (1954).

An obituary of Richardson was published in British Birds 70: 541-543 (Dec 1977).

Arrangement

Material arranged as received from the Alexander Library of Ornithology.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.

Bibliography

  • Many of the drawings were published in Guardian Spirit of the East Bank: A Celebration of the Life of R.A. Richardson by Moss Taylor (Sheringham, Norfolk: Wren Publishing, 2002).
Title
Catalogue of the papers of Richard A. Richardson
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by EAD version by Jen Patterson and Marion Lowman
Date
2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom