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Additional papers of Canning Suffern


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Comprises notes and notebooks


  • c. 1917-1970


0.3 Linear metres (2 physical shelfmarks)

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MSS. 15568/1-2

Collection ID (for staff)

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.

Related Materials

See also Notebooks of Canning Suffern (MSS. 15486/1-7)

Further papers of and relating to Canning Suffern, not forming part of this collection, are held by the University of Southampton Special Collections and at the Hampshire Ornithological Society Archives.
Catalogue of Additional Papers of Canning Suffern
Finding aid prepared by Francesca Alves
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom