Additional Papers of Edward Allworthy Armstrong
Comprises diaries and notebooks, correspondence, essays, theological material and biographical material, and glass plate negatives.
- Creation: Creation: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1916-1990
- Creation: Creation: 1916-1990, 2003-2011
2.36 Linear metres (16 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15661/1].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. 15661/1-8, MSS. 15661 Photogr. 1-8
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 15661
Additional papers of Edward Allworthy Armstrong (1900-1978), clergyman and ornithologist
Biographical / Historical
Edward Allworthy Armstrong was born in 1900. He attended Queen’s University, Belfast 1918-1921, studying philosophy and psychology, followed by two years’ theological study at Cambridge.
As an Anglican priest, he worked in parishes as varied as Kowloon (Hong Kong), Ipswich, Doncaster and Leeds, and Cambridge. He acquired his great experience as a field naturalist in many different environments; as a result of his period in Hong Kong, he travelled around the world, visiting, among other fascinating regions, the Mekong River and the forests of southeast Asia, the California desert, the Tropical Biological Laboratory at Barro Colorado in the Panama Canal Zone and then–via Colombia and Venezuela–Trinidad and Tobago. His first major work in ornithology was Bird Display: an introduction to the study of bird psychology (1942).
He was then Vicar of St Mark's Church Newnham, Cambridge 1943-1967. He died in 1978.
Arranged by type of material
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
- Catalogue of the Additional Papers of Edward Allworthy Armstrong
- Finding aid prepared by Francesca Alves
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