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Photographs of Alfred Schifferli

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MS. 15651/1

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Photographs of a British Ornithologists' Club trip to Skokholm

Dates

  • 1947

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. 15651/1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15651

Abstract

Photographs of Alfred Schifferli (1912-2007), ornithologist

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Schifferli (1912-2007) was a Swiss ornithologist. He studied business in the École supérieure de Commerce in Neuchâtel, but five years after the death of his father in 1934, he decided to study Zoology at the University of Basel. In 1947 he stayed in England for several months and visited the Edward Grey Institute in Oxford. In 1959 he was sent to India to help train Indian ornithologist Salim Ali, and he also helped establish a ringing scheme in Capri. He also worked with Ernst Sutter tracking bird migration over the Alps. Schifferli, along with Paul Géroudet and Raffael Winkler, produced an atlas of breeding birds of Switzerland, which was published in 1980.

Arrangement

Arranged as found

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
Title
Catalogue of Photographs by Alfred Schifferli
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Francesca Alves
Date
2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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