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Papers of A.E.J. Symonds

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MS. 15489

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Contains:
  1. 'The time starlings leave their feeding grounds daily to fly roostwards', typescript, including various data sheets, c.1953-1969
  2. photographs of Felpham Roost and starling sightings, negatives of various graphs, and one 'dispersal flight negative', c.1950s
  3. nine glass plate negatives, n.d.

Dates

  • c.1950s-1969, n.d.

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 15489.
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Shelfmark:

MS. 15489

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15489

Abstract

Papers of A.E.J. Symonds.

Biographical / Historical

A.E.J. Symonds (fl. 1929-1969) was a Research Officer for the Post Office Engineering Department (Radio Branch) and an engineer at Criggion Post Office Communication Station in Shropshire. He also studied the roosting behaviour of starlings, Sturnus vulgaris, and published 'The rate of build-up and evacuation of country starling roosts and the effect of severe winter conditions on these procedures', in Bird Study, vol. 12, no. 1, in 1965.

For more information see:

E. Eastwood and G.C. Rider, 'The influence of radio waves upon birds', British Birds, Vol. 57, No. 2, Nov 1964, 446-458, p. 456

The BT Digital Archive, 'Symonds; A E J; research officer' [http://www.digitalarchives.bt.com/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Persons&id=DS%2fUK%2f11007, accessed 29 Nov 2018]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
Title
Papers of A.E.J. Symonds
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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