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Corn crake inquiry correspondence organised by C.A. (Tony) Norris

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MS. 15357

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Corn crake inquiry correspondence organised by C.A. (Tony) Norris.

Dates

  • 1938-1941

Extent

1 folder

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 15357.
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Shelfmark:

MS. 15357

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15357

Abstract

Corn crake inquiry correspondence organised by C.A. (Tony) Norris.

Biographical / Historical

Cuthbert Antony (Tony) Norris (1917-2005) was born in Worcestershire and educated at Monkton Coombe, Bath, and the London School of Printing. In 1936 he joined the family printing firm, Hudson & Son, in Birmingham.

Norris organised the first national inquiry into the distribution and status of the corn crake, 1938-1939, and helped found the Bardsey Bird and Field Observatory off the North Wales coast, 1953. He was president of the British Trust for Ornithology, 1961-1964 and a member of the West Midland Bird Club (formerly the Birmingham Bird Club), serving as secretary, chairman and president. He published Notes on the Birds of Warwickshire in 1947, West Midland Bird Distribution Survey in 1951 and The Birds of Bardsey in 1952.

Obituaries of Norris were published in The Times, Mar 2005, and British Birds, 98, Jul 2005.

Custodial History

Presented to the Edward Grey Institute by Tony Norris, 24 Jan 1996.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology (the Institute's library), 2018.
Title
Corn crake inquiry correspondence organised by C.A. (Tony) Norris
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by EAD version by Jen Patterson and Marion Lowman
Date
2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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