Papers of Miles Timothy Myres
Comprises: papers relating to radar detection of birds, photographs, publications and cine films
- [1940s]-1990, 2008
4.69 Linear metres (33 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
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
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.
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.
- Catalogue of the Papers of M.T. Myres
- Finding aid prepared by Francesca Alves
- Language of description