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Major accessions to repositories in 2015 relating to Natural History


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Cheshire and Wirral Ornithological Society: member diaries, recorded observations and data 1913-1989 (LOX 26)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Carlisle Natural History Society: field notebooks (10) of Ernest Blezard 1920-1970 (DSO 4)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • South-West Naturalists' Union: minutes and papers 1959-2007 (7505G)

Dorset History Centre

  • Abbotsbury Swannery: visitors' book 1896-1903 (D-2658)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Dursley Birdwatching and Preservation Society: bulletins and reports with newsletters and papers of Nailsworth Bird Recorders 1954-2006 (D13789)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • London Natural History Society: additional records 1937-2015 (B15/034)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Joseph Norman Frankland (1904-1995), botanist and naturalist: diaries, essays and notebooks 1928-44 (ZNF)

Portsmouth History Centre

  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Portsmouth branch: newsletters, programmes and corresp 1974-1980 (2053A)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Somerset Archaelogical and Natural History Society: minute books and small ledgers 1910-1959 (A\DWX)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Thomas Walford (1752-1833), antiquarian, natural historian and botanist: manuscript copy of "History of Clare [Suffolk]" c1809 (HD3306)
  • Morton Hall Wildlife Group: newsletters, minutes, AGM papers 2001-2015 (GC729)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • James C A Woods (fl 1989-2015), naturalist: diaries detailing flora and fauna sightings 1989-2015 (HD4042)

Teesside Archives

  • Teesmouth Bird Club: ornithological reports, newsletters and annual reports 1962-2014 (7414, 7424, 7470)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Beatrice Gillam (1954-2014), naturalist: notebooks, diaries, colour slides, surveys, reports rel to floral and fauna, barograph and rainfall records 1954-2014 (4313)
  • Richard Jefferies (1848-1887), naturalist and novelist: corresp and photographs 1788-1974 (1192A)
  • Council for the Protection of Rural England, Wiltshire branch: minutes, annual reports, corresp 1973-2012 (3674)
  • Westbury Naturalists Society: minutes, accounts, programmes and printed material 1990-2014 (1544)


Jersey Archive

  • Jersey Poultry and Ornithological Society: minutes, corresp, show records and papers 1985-2010 (JA/2730)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Isobel Wylie Hutchison (1889-1982), botanist, traveller and author: further papers 1896-1962 (Acc.13681)
  • John Peacock Ritchie (fl 1923-1974), ornithologist: albums rel to ornithology, especially of St Kilda 1923-74 (Acc.13663)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Ted Breeze Jones (1929-1997), Welsh naturalist and broadcaster: diaries, notes and scripts, with slides (13000) (NLW ex 2901)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives

  • Edward Kent Balls (1892-1984), plant collector: slides, photographs, sketchbooks, corresp and reports 1915-2001 (PrP 15-0011)
  • Charles Alfred Barber (1860-1933), botanist and agriculturist: notes and drawings rel to Indian botany c1918 (PrP 15-0001)
  • Nicholas Edward Brown (1849-1934), botanist: corresp and cuttings rel to Euphorbia Tirucalli 1911-1914 (PrP 15-0017)
  • Phillip Cribb (b 1946), botanist: collecting notebooks [restricted access] 1976-2001 (PrP 15-0010)
  • Rogier de Kok (b 1964), botanist: collecting notebooks rel to fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, China, Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam (1998-2011) and in New Caledonia and Fiji (1994-2015) [restricted access] 1994-2015 (PrP 15-0015)
  • Joanne Everson (fl 1980-2016), botanist: expedition papers 1980-1989 (QX 15-0001)
  • Richard Eric Holttum (1895-1990), botanist: personal papers incl scientific corresp, photographs and drafts of autobiography 1954-2006 (PrP 15-0009)
  • Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), botanist: corresp with the Hooker family 1829 (PrP 15-0022)
  • Nigel Veitch (1965-2014), plant chemist: papers and scientific research [restricted access] 1988-2006 (PrP 15-0013)
  • Bernard Verdcourt (1925-2011), botanist: scientific notebooks [restricted access] 1975-2011 (PrP 15-0008)
  • Gerald Ernest Wickens (b 1927), plant collector: papers rel to the Survey of Economic Plants for Arid and Semi-Arid Tropics (SEPASAT), the Survey of Economic Plants for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (SEPASAL) and the SOS Sahel oral history programme 1964-2001 (PrP 15-0012)
  • William Wilson (1799-1871), botanist: manuscript notes on Rubus rhamnifolius 1831 (PrP 15-0023)
  • Annals of Botany Co, Oxford: papers incl minutes, financial accounts and corresp 1888-1931 (PrP 15-0004; AOB)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: papers, specimen lists and corresp rel to Flora of Iraq 1947-1990 (QX 15-0027)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: collecting notebooks rel to the expeditions of Sven Landrein, Renata Borosova and Jo Osborne to China, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates [restricted access] 2008-2012 (QX 15-0015)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: collecting notebooks and plant lists rel to the Ferns Section 1950-1996 (QX 15-0009)


Linnean Society of London

  • Joseph Omer-Cooper (1893-1972), naturalist: diaries rel to expeditions in Siwa, Tunisia and Southern Africa 1923-1955
  • Paul S F Cornelius (1943-2015), academic: personal corresp and annotated proofs of "Hydroida" c1990-1999
  • Avril Fox (1917-2015), entomologist: corresp and personal papers 1980-2010

Royal Asiatic Society

  • Thomas Manning (1772-1840), traveller and botanist: corresp, notebooks on China and Tibet, almanacs, passports and official documents, mathematical theses, poetry, MS of journey to Lhasa 1785-1899 (GB891-TM)

Royal Society

  • Sir Alistair Clavering Hardy (1896-1984), marine biologist: corresp with Dr Richard McConnell 1966-1973 (MS/903)
  • John Frederick Nye (b 1923), professor, glaciologist: corresp, research notes, slides and photographs, 16mm film c1930-2016 (JFN)
  • Stephen T Trudgill (b1947), biogeographer: notebooks rel to Royal Society Aldabra Expedition 1969 (MS/908)


Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre

  • Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Garden (1918-1963), ornithologist: field notebooks 1953-1962 (MS 3916)
  • Daisy Margaret Camilla Hamilton (1872-1942), natural historian: natural history journals 1884-1912 (MS 3899)

Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • York and District Field Naturalists' Society: glass slides and negatives c1900-1980 (2015/015)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • John Hogg (1800-1869), scholar and naturalist: flora manuscripts and corresp 1775-1981 (ADD)

Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit

  • Thomas George Bond Howes (1853-1905), zoologist: lecture notes on fish 1891 (KZ 8/1)

University of Exeter Library (Special Collections)

  • Henry Williamson (1895-1977), naturalist and author: agent's publicity file incl cuttings, corresp and notes 1947-1984 (MS 436)
  • Henry Williamson (1895-1977), naturalist and author: literary letters (c2,000) from writers, artists and broadcasters incl Siegfried Sassoon and John Masefield 1920-1979 (MS 43 PERS)