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Papers of J.C.W. Houghton relating to work on egg shell removal carried out with N. Tinbergen, G.J. Broekhuysen, F. Feekes, H. Kruuk and E. Szulc

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MS. Eng. c. 8415, fols. 66-80

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The papers, which are heavily corrected or in draft form, comprise: results of tests on egg shell removal carried out in 1959 (typewritten with handwritten amendments), a typewritten copy of a letter (incomplete) discussing tests to be carried out in 1960, and handwritten tables of results with statistical analyses. Some of the handwritten papers are not identifiable as being in Houghton's hand, and the typewritten pages are believed to have been made by Tinbergen.

The papers probably relate to the article, 'Egg Shell Removal by the Black-Headed Gull (Larus ridibundus L.): a Behaviour Component of Camouflage', which was published in Behaviour, 19:74-117 (1962).

Dates

  • 1959-1960

Extent

16 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. Eng. c. 8415, fols. 66-80.
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 8415, fols. 66-80

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15429

Overview

Papers of J.C.W. Houghton relating to work on egg shell removal carried out with N. Tinbergen, G.J. Broekhuysen, F. Feekes, H. Kruuk and E. Szulc.

Biographical / Historical

No biographical information is known.

Custodial History

Deposited in the Alexander Library of Ornithology by J.C.W. Houghton's daughter, Jane Houghton, in 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
Title
Papers of J.C.W. Houghton relating to work on egg shell removal carried out with N. Tinbergen, G.J. Broekhuysen, F. Feekes, H. Kruuk and E. Szulc
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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