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Correspondence of David Lack relating to the nesting season of 1957

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MS. 15276

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Letters addressed to David Lack, 1957-1958, relating to his enquiry into the abnormally early nesting season of 1957.

The results of the enquiry were published in the journal British Birds in 1959 in a paper written jointly with M.J. Goodacre ('Early breeding in 1957').

Dates

  • 1957-1958

Extent

1 folder

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 15276.
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Shelfmark:

MS. 15276

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15276

Overview

Correspondence of David Lack relating to the nesting season of 1957.

Biographical / Historical

David Lambert Lack (1910-1973) was a British ornithologist. He was engaged in radar research during the Second World War, using this to make important contributions to the study of bird migration, and served as director of the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology in Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

No biographical information is known about M.J. Goodacre.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
Title
Correspondence of David Lack relating to the nesting season of 1957
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by EAD version by Jen Patterson and Marion Lowman
Date
2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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