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Papers of Miles Timothy Myres

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Comprises: papers relating to radar detection of birds, photographs, publications and cine films

Dates

  • [1940s]-1990, 2008

Extent

4.69 Linear metres (33 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15587/1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 15587/1-30; MS. 15587 Photogr. 1-3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15587, 15591

Overview

Papers of M.T. Myres (1931-2009), ornithologist

Biographical / Historical

Miles Timothy Myres was born in 1931, the son of John Nowell Linton Myres, Bodley's Librarian. he was educated at Winchester, then King's College, Cambridge. For his PhD he went to Western Canada, where he observed the private life of wildfowl. In the late 1950s he joined David Lack's radar team, occupying a post in the Shetland Islands. He returned to Canada to take up a post at the University of Alberta. In 1987 he retired to Jersey.

Arrangement

Original order has been kept as far as possible, with material relating to radar and bird migration data grouped together.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018. Probably donated to the Alexander Library by Myres' brother Rear Admiral John Myres.
Title
Catalogue of the Papers of M.T. Myres
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Francesca Alves
Date
2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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