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Papers of A.F.G. Walker

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Comprises bird diaries and field notes, notebooks and reports.

Dates

  • 1945-1990

Extent

0.88 Linear metres (8 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15514/1, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 15514/1-8

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15514

Overview

Papers of Alan (A.F.G.) Walker (1928-1991), ornithologist

Biographical / Historical

Alan (A.F.G.) Walker (1928-1991) was a member of Harrogate and District Naturalists' Society, and the society's president in 1972. In 1977 he produced the booklet "Birds in the Harrogate District". He acted as a regional representative for Yorkshire in the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, 1953-1954, and in 1970 he was awarded the Bernard Tucker Medal for outstanding service to the British Trust for Ornithology.

Sources:

Presidential Address, Yorkshire Naturalists Union, 2016 [https://www.ynu.org.uk/sites/default/xyzerrt/documents/YNU-SPW%20Presidential%20Address-November%202016.pdf accessed 18 January 2019]

A Brief History of the Harrogate and District Naturalists' Society [http://www.hdns.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/A-brief-history-of-HDNS.pdf accessed 18 January 2019]

Annual Report 1953-1954, Wildfowl Trust [https://wildfowl.wwt.org.uk/index.php/wildfowl/article/viewFile/31/31 accessed 18 January 2019]

Ornithology awards, British Trust for Ornithology [https://www.bto.org/about-bto/ornithology-awards/medallists accessed 18 January 2019]

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 the papers of A.F.G. Walker
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by EAD version by Francesca Alves
Date
2019

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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