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Papers of John Henry Gurney relating to the gannet

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MS. 15282

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Letters, notes, cuttings, printed material and extracts from books and journals relating to the gannet (solan goose). Includes letters from W.W. Skeat, Hugh S. Gladstone, and W.H. Mullens. Compiled c.1908-c.1917 but includes material dating from the 19th century.


  • c.1908-c.1917


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MS. 15282

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CMD ID 15282


Papers of John Henry Gurney relating to the gannet.

Biographical / Historical

John Henry Gurney (1848-1922), ornithologist, was one of the original members of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (founded 1869) and its President in 1881-1882, 1888-1889, 1898-1899 and 1919-1920. He was elected a Fellow of the Zoological Society in 1868, a Member of the British Ornithologists' Union in 1870 and a Fellow of the Linnean Society in 1885. His publications include The Gannet. A Bird with a History (1913).

For a fuller biography see Who Was Who and his obituary in British Birds (1923), 16, pp. 240-244.

Custodial History

Presented [to the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology] by the Castle Museum, Norwich, 6 Aug 1959.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology (the Institute's library), 2018.
Papers of John Henry Gurney relating to the gannet
Finding aid prepared by EAD version by Jen Patterson and Marion Lowman
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