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Archive of R.W.T. Gunther


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Papers of R.W.T. Gunther, including papers relating to the Daubeny Laboratory, Magdalen College, Oxford, consisting of:

  1. Papers, account books, bank books and register of students relating to the Daubeny Laboratory, 1869-1921
  2. List of members of Magdalen College, with biographical notes and some press-cuttings, 1890-1920
  3. Notebooks of Gunther on elementary biology, zoology, fauna and various other subjects, 1886-98
  4. Letters and papers, 1896-1904, relating to Gunther's journey to Persia in 1898, and his studies of the flora and fauna of Lake Urmia
  5. Lectures and papers by Edward Chapman, tutor in natural science at Magdalen College, 1863-77


  • Creation: 1863-1921


1.13 Linear metres (19 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 343, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 343-344, c. 771, d. 1192-1197, e. 1293-1301, f. 759-761

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12992


Archive of R.W.T. Gunther

Biographical / Historical

Robert William Theodore Gunther (1869-1940) was a zoologist and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1964.


  • R.T. Gunther, A history of the Daubeney Laboratory (London, 1904).
Catalogue of the archive of R.W.T. Gunther
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom