Additional Papers of John Sidney Ash
Comprises notebooks regarding birds in Somalia and magazines and journals
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Additional papers of John Sidney Ash (1925-2014), ornithologist
Biographical / Historical
John Sidney Ash (26 May 1925-6 Jan 2014) was an English ornithologist. Educated at the University of Durham and Imperial College London, he went on to conduct extensive fieldwork in Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda and Indonesia, during which time he discovered and named the Ankober serin finch and co-discovered the Liben lark. In collaboration with John Miskell and John Atkins he authored two landmark books, Birds of Somalia (1998) and Birds of Ethiopia and Eritrea (2009). He died three days after his wife of 63 years, the botanist and artist Jonquil Gudgeon.
Material arranged as received from the Alexander Library of Ornithology.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018. Notebooks and ledgers donated to the Alexander Library by John Miskell and Nigel [surname not known] of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
- Catalogue of Additional Papers of John Sidney Ash
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