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Papers of Frank J. Walker

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MS. 15515
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  1. 'Notes on the birds of Northeast Oman', typescript, 1978
  2. 'Notes on the birds of Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman', typescript, Jul 1979, and related letter, 1980
  3. Data for sea-watch at Cape St. Vincent, Algarve, Sep 1997-Mar 1998
  4. Hong Kong bird notes, May 1965, and Malaysia bird notes, Mar-Jul 1965
  5. New South Wales bird listings, 1996
  6. 'A list of birds reported in the Colony of Hong Kong and their probably status', from published and unpublished records up to Sep 1957, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society
  7. 'Field Observations on Birds in the Colony of Hong Kong', Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, Aug 1958


  • Creation: 1957-1998


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 15515.

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MS. 15515

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15515


Papers of Frank J. Walker.

Biographical / Historical

Frank J. Walker was born in 1925. He served in the Royal Air Force, first based in Rye in Southern England, before being posted to Hong Kong in 1955. He was a joint founder of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, together with Arthur St. George Walton and J.H. Sergeant, in 1957. He also helped create the Cyprus Ornithological Society in 1957, and founded the Royal Air Force Ornithological Society in 1965. He died in Malta in 2016.

Biographical note written with reference to:

Viney, Clive (Spring 2016), Obituary: Francis J. Walker [1925-2016], The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society Bulletin, no. 239, pp. 6-7.

Blair, Mike (Autumn 2016), Frank Walker, Founder of RAFOS, Royal Air Force Ornithological Society Newsletter, no. 102, pp. 5-6.

Custodial History

Deposited in the Alexander Library of Ornithology by Frank J. Walker, 18 Nov 1996 and 1 Apr 1998.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.

Papers of Frank J. Walker
Finding aid prepared by EAD version by Sarah Thiel and Jen Patterson
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Repository Details

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