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Diaries of William Raw

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MS. 15468

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Four ornithological and shooting diaries kept while stationed at Abū Za'bal, Egypt, with some loose leaves inserted, comprising:
  1. (Volume 1) ornithological diary, 1 Jan–10 Apr 1916
  2. (Volume 2) ornithological diary, 10 Apr 1916-17 Jan 1917
  3. (Volume 3) ornithological and shooting diary, 18 Jan-8 Dec 1917
  4. (Volume 4) ornithological and shooting diary, 9 Dec 1917-29 Nov 1918


  • 1916-1918


4 Volumes

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 15468.
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MS. 15468

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15468


Diaries of William Raw.

Biographical / Historical

William Raw, wireless operator and ornithologist, joined the Marconi Company in 1912 and went to sea as a marine wireless operator the same year. In 1915 he transferred to the Royal Naval Reserve and was appointed to the naval wireless station at Abū Za'bal in Egypt. He was demobilised in 1919 and returned to England, working as a wireless operator in Newcastle-upon-Tyne until 1927. Raw joined the British Ornithologists' Union in 1917. His article, 'Field-Notes on the Birds of Lower Egypt', was published in Ibis in 1921 (vol. 63, nos. 2-3). He died in 1934.

Biographical note written with reference to:

H.M.S.B. (Apr 1935), Obituary: William Raw, Ibis, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 445-447.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
Diaries of William Raw
EAD version 2019 by Sarah Thiel and Marion Lowman
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom