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Papers of Edmund Meade-Waldo

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MS. 15034

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Correspondence, printed ephemera, photographs, notes, and a notebook containing bird observations made on Tenerife (missing back cover).

The correspondence includes letters discussing kites, kiwis, Morocco and Tangiers and correspondents include Lord Lilford, Lord Grey and Henry Baker Tristram. There is also a little correspondence between M. Elwes and Trevor Battye regarding the Spitzbergen Expedition.


  • Creation: 1863-1934, n.d.


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 15034.

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MS. 15034

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15034


Papers of Edmund Meade-Waldo.

Biographical / Historical

Edmund Gustavus Bloomfield Meade-Waldo (1855-1934) was a naturalist and conservationist, probably best known for his efforts to preserve the red kite in Wales. He was educated at Eton School and Magdalene College, Cambridge, and spent his life managing the family's country estate, Stonewall, in Kent. He conducted field work in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, the Canary Islands and Spain. He was a member of the Zoological Society of London, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Society for the Protection of the Fauna of the Empire, the Society for the Establishment of Nature Reserves, and the British Ornithological Union (BOU). He served on the BOU Committee, 1904-1906, and as BOU Vice-president, 1923. He was also Justice of the Peace for Kent.

Biographical note written with reference to:

Mearns, Barbara & Mearns, Richard (1988), Biographies for birdwatchers: the lives of those commemorated in western paleartic bird names. Academic Press, London.

P.R.L. (1934), Obituary of Edmund Gustav Bloomfield Meade-Waldo, Ibis, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 399-402.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.

Papers of Edmund Meade-Waldo
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