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Letters of Richard Vaughan and John Henry Vaughan relating to the Hastings Rarities, with related newspaper cuttings

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MS. Eng. c. 8413, fols. 62-74

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Letters of Richard Vaughan and John Henry Vaughan relating to the Hastings Rarities, 1962, with related newspaper cuttings (photocopies). They both felt that the birds struck off the British List at the time had been condemned prematurely, with not enough evidence or research into, for instance, whether there had been refrigerated ships in the area at the time on which the birds could have been brought into the country.

The letters comprise: a letter from Richard Vaughan to John Henry Vaughan, a letter from John Henry Vaughan to Richard Vaughan (enclosing a copy of his letter to the Times), and a letter from the British Ornithologists' Union to John Henry Vaughan.

Dates

  • 1962

Extent

13 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 8413, fols. 62-63].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 8413, fols. 62-74

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15434

Overview

Letters of Richard Vaughan and John Henry Vaughan relating to the Hastings Rarities, with related newspaper cuttings.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Vaughan (1927-2014), medieval historian and ornithologist, son of John Henry Vaughan (1892-1965), Chief Justice of Fiji, 1949-1952.

For further biographical information see Richard Vaughan's obituary in the Telegraph newspaper, 3 Apr 2014, and John Henry Vaughan's entry in Who Was Who.

Custodial History

Presented to the Alexander Library of Ornithology by Margaret Vaughan, Oct 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
Title
Letters of Richard Vaughan and John Henry Vaughan relating to the Hastings Rarities, with related newspaper cuttings
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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