Additional papers of Canning Suffern
Comprises notes and notebooks
- c. 1917-1970
0.3 Linear metres (2 physical shelfmarks)
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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15568/1].
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CMD ID 15568
Additional papers of Canning Suffern (1892-1978), physician and naturalist
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Canning Suffern began reading medicine at Cambridge in 1911. The First World War interrupted his studies, and he served in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserves. After the war, he completed his medical studies at St Thomas' Hospital, London. On qualifying he held several hospital posts before turning to medical journalism, eventually joining the staff of The Lancet. In the Second World War he served as a Controller in the RAF. Suffern was a keen birdwatcher from an early age, and was particularly associated with Titchfield Haven in Hampshire.
Arranged broadly by subject, then by date
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
- Catalogue of Additional Papers of Canning Suffern
- Finding aid prepared by Francesca Alves
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