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Glass slides belonging to R.S.P. Bates

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Comprises glass slides and glass plate negatives showing birds of India

Dates

  • 1914-1951

Extent

0.66 Linear meters (7 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15666 Photogr. 1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. 15666 Photogr. 1-7

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15666

Overview

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.

Arrangement

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.
Title
Catalogue of glass slides belonging to R.S.P. Bates
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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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom