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Notebook of Alice Hibbert-Ware

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MS. 14981
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Notebook containing notes and correspondence on bird pellets.


  • c.1939-c.1943


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 14981.
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MS. 14981

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CMD ID 14981


Notebook of Alice Hibbert-Ware.

Biographical / Historical

Alice Hibbert-Ware (1869-1944) was a naturalist and educator who contributed to ornithology's understanding of the dietary habits of birds. Between 1936 and 1937 she undertook a detailed study of the feeding habits of the little owl, based in the village of Girton, near Cambridge. The study was carried out on behalf of the British Trust for Ornithology and came to be known as the Little Owl Food Inquiry. The little owl, which had been deemed a pest, was vindicated by Hibbert-Ware's study and the findings in her report were accepted by the Board of Agriculture.

Biographical note written with reference to:

Turk, Anthony and Tim H. Sparks (2000), Alice Hibbert-Ware, Nature in Cambridgeshire, vol. 42, pp. 76-80.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
Notebook of Alice Hibbert-Ware
EAD version 2019 by Sarah Thiel and Marion Lowman
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom