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Papers of Geoffrey Alton Craig Herklots

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MS. 15289

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Contains letters and notes from various ornithologists regarding birds in British Guiana, and Trinidad and Tobago:
  1. Typescript notes on birds seen in the Rupununi, British Guiana, with covering letter (copy) from Herklots to H.E. Turner, 1958
  2. Handwritten notes on birds seen in Tobago, 1953-1957
  3. RNBWS worldwide book and contact list, n.d.
  4. Letter from E.M. Chenery, 1954, and typescripts by him entitled 'The Sulphur and White-breasted Toucan', n.d. [c.1938], and 'An Introduction to Trinidad Birds', 1941
  5. Draft front matter and bibliography for The Birds of Trinidad and Tobago (?), n.d. [1961?]
  6. Letter from G.D. Smooker, 1955, with rough notes, 1935-1936, and corrected typescript entitled 'A List of the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago, B.W.I.', 1951
  7. 'A Brief Analysis of Trinidad Bird Population with Added Remarks upon Relationships of Birds and Arbor Viruses', appendix to the April monthly report of the Trinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, n.d.
  8. 'Bird Nesting Records. Collected by W.G. Downs in course of Trinidad Regional Virus Laboratory work - 1956-1957', 1957
  9. Letter from William G. Downs, 1957
  10. Note from David Snow, 1957
  11. Typescript copy of article from Time, 'Guacharo birds. Guiding clicks', 21 Sep 1953
  12. List of birds collected by G.F. Mees in Trinidad in 1953 and 1954, with covering letters from A.F.A. Lamb, 1955
  13. Correspondence with A.S.A. Lamb and A.M. Hughes regarding protection of wild animals and birds in Trinidad, 1955


  • 1935-1958, n.d. [1961?]


1 folder

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MS. 15289

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CMD ID 15289


Papers of Geoffrey Alton Craig Herklots.

Biographical / Historical

Geoffrey Alton Craig Herklots (1902-1986), Reader in Biology at the University of Hong Kong (1928-1945), interned at Stanley Camp, Hong Kong, during World War II (1942–1945), Secretary for Development, Hong Kong (1946-1948), Secretary for Colonial Agricultural Research, Colonial Office, London (1948–1953), Principal and Director of Research, Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad (1953–1960).

For a fuller biography see Who's Who & Who Was Who.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
Papers of Geoffrey Alton Craig Herklots
Finding aid prepared by EAD version by Jen Patterson and Marion Lowman
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom