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Logbooks of St. Agnes Bird Observatory

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MS. 15484

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Comprises four general log books dated:
  1. 31 Mar–15 Jul 1961
  2. 18 Mar–10 Aug 1964
  3. 11 Aug–15 Sep 1964
  4. 16 Sep–2 Nov 1964

Dates

  • 1961-1964

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 15484.
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Shelfmark:

MS. 15484

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15484

Abstract

Logbooks of St. Agnes Bird Observatory.

Biographical / Historical

The Isles of Scilly, off the Cornish coast, are a well-known birding location in Britain. Particularly from the late 1950s and early 1960s, St. Agnes, the southernmost populated island of the Isles of Scilly, became a destination for birdwatchers, who found that the spring and autumn migrations were excellent times to see rare birds. Many birdwatchers stayed in one of the self-catering buildings on St. Agnes, which became known as the St. Agnes Observatory.

For more information see: Chairman's Welcome, Isles of Scilly Bird Group [https://www.scilly-birding.co.uk/about/, accessed 27 Nov 2018]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
Title
Logbooks of St. Agnes Bird Observatory
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by EAD version by Sarah Thiel and Jen Patterson
Date
2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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