Glass slides belonging to R.S.P. Bates
Comprises glass slides and glass plate negatives showing birds of India
0.66 Linear metres (7 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15666 Photogr. 1].
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MS. 15666 Photogr. 1-7
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 15666
Glass slides belonging to Lt.-Col. Richard Sydney Patrick Bates (1897-1961), army officer and ornithologist
Biographical / Historical
Lt.-Col. Richard Sydney Patrick Bates (1897-1961) spent his military career in India, including in the 9th Jat Regiment. He was a great lover of birds, and spent much of his leave time exploring the Indian countryside, particularly in Kashmir, and making notes on and photographing the bird-life. Bates joined the Bombay Natural History Society in 1921 and was made a life member in 1937, and he kept up his ornithological pursuits when he retired from the army and returned to England in 1947.
Material has been separated into glass plate negatives and glass slides, but was otherwise arranged as received from the Alexander Library of Ornithology.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
- Catalogue of glass slides belonging to R.S.P. Bates
- Finding aid prepared by Francesca Alves
- Language of description