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Additional logbooks of St. Agnes Bird Observatory

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Comprises general logs, daily census logs and ringing logs

Dates

  • 1957-1969

Extent

1.46 Linear metres (10 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15694/1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 15694/1-10

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15694

Overview

Additional log books of the St. Agnes Bird Observatory, Isles of Scilly.

Biographical / Historical

The Isles of Scilly, off the Cornish coast, are a well-known birding location in Britain. Particularly from the late 1950s and early 1960s, St. Agnes, the southernmost populated island of the Isles of Scilly, became a destination for birdwatchers, who found that the spring and autumn migrations were excellent times to see rare birds. Many birdwatchers stayed in one of the self-catering buildings on St. Agnes, which became known as the St. Agnes Observatory.

For more information see: Chairman's Welcome, Isles of Scilly Bird Group [https://www.scilly-birding.co.uk/about/, accessed 27 Nov 2018]

Arrangement

Arranged by subject, then by date

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.

Related Materials

See also Logbooks of the St. Agnes Bird Observatory (MS. 15484)
Title
Catalogue of Additional Logbooks of St. Agnes Bird Observatory
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