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Papers of the Reverend Samuel Gilbert Scott


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Comprises nature diaries.


  • 1892-1916


0.45 Linear metres (3 physical shelfmarks)

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MSS. 15472/1-3

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CMD ID 15472


Papers of the Reverend Samuel Gilbert Scott (1847-1916), churchman and amateur ornithologist

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Gilbert Scott was born in Brighton in 1847. He was educated at Brighton College and Magdalen College, Oxford before entering the church in 1873. Between 1873 and 1892 he held positions in Battersea and Woolwich. From 1892 until his death he was Rector of Havant in Hampshire. He was elected a member of the British Ornithologists' Union in 1907 and made frequent excursions to Scotland to observe birds and for fishing, but he did not contribute to ornithological literature.


Anon, 1917. Obituary. Ibis, 59(1), p. 92.

'SCOTT, Rev. Samuel Gilbert', Who was Who, A & C BLack, 1920-2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 [ accessed 28 January 2019].


Material arranged as received from the Alexander Library of Ornithology.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
Catalogue of the papers of the Reverend Samuel Gilbert Scott
Finding aid prepared by EAD version by Francesca Alves

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom