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Major accessions to repositories in 1999 relating to Natural History


Conwy Archive Service

  • Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Conwy: records 1920-99 (CONWY/D/3, CONWY/P/48)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Dee and Clwyd River Authority: fish surveys 1967-71

Hampshire Record Office

  • R Paul Bowman, natural historian: diaries and corresp (9 boxes) 1948-99 (132M99)
  • Katherine Spear Smith: natural history notebooks and journals for Titchfield and Lee-on-Solent area (1 box) c1850-1919 (19M99)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Broadland swan roll c1500 (Acc 1999/138)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Martin Simpson, geologist and curator of Whitby Museum: papers 1824-81 (ZW)

Pembrokeshire Record Office

  • West Wales Field Society: minutes and corresp

Surrey History Centre

  • Isador Caplan (d 1994), solicitor, Richmond: private papers, incl rel to Richmond conservation campaigns and the English Stage Company (6563)
  • Leonard Sandall (1871-1959), dispenser, field naturalist and microscopist: notebooks, diaries and printed books (6661)
  • Guildford Natural History Society: records, incl minutes, cash books, cuttings and programmes c1960-99 (6548)

Wigan Archives Service

  • Wigan and District Field Club: record book 1987-99 (D/DS 1)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • JV Durden (1910-1998), director of natural history and scientific films: scripts, working notes and corresp

National Library of Wales

  • William Martin Condry (1918-1998), naturalist and writers: papers (William Condry Papers)

Natural History Museum

  • Alfred Carpenter, naval lieutenant: album of photographs, mostly from the voyage of HMS Challenger 1872-76
  • Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, Commissioner of Works: letter of refusal to attend the unveiling of the Darwin Memorial 1885 (DF5012/52)
  • Edgar Albert Smith (1847-1916), Assistant Keeper Natural History Museum: letters, drawings, photographs and misc papers (1999/1)
  • Museum of Practical Geology: photographs (3) c1900 (1999/15)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Belfast Natural History Society: reports, membership lists and appeals 1821-59 (D/4223)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives

  • John Patrick Micklethwait Brenan (1917-1985), botanist: botanical corresp and notes (Acc QX 99-0003)
  • Humphrey Morrison Burkill, botanist: journal of a visit to Lagos 1973 (PrP 99-0012)
  • David Vincent Field (b 1937) botanist: collecting notebooks rel to Kenya (Acc QX 99-0001)
  • Grenville Llewelyn Lucas (b 1935), conservationist and botanist: collecting notebooks rel to Kenya (Acc QX 99-0002)
  • Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, botanist: congratulatory letters on his knighthood 1899 (Acc PrP 99-0015)


Linnean Society of London

  • Edward Max Nicholson (b 1904), ecologist: papers rel to wildlife conservation activities
  • Bertram Evelyn Smythies (1912-1999): corresp and papers rel to publications in botany and ornithology, and illustrations and corresp rel to the Jill Smythies Award for Botanical Illustration
  • Florence Mary "Jill" Smythies: drawings and corresp on botanical illustrations

Royal Institute of British Architects Library

  • Background and research papers for a report on the environmental effects of the Channel Tunnel 1980s


Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Otto Egon Lowenstein, Professor of Zoology and Comparative Physiology: corresp and papers c1930-89 (1999/51)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Sir Peter Markham Scott (1909-1989), naturalist: papers (Peter Scott Papers)
  • Charles Robert Darwin, naturalist (addnl): letter to WW Baxter 1873 (DAR 185/136)
  • Erasmus Darwin, physician, botanist and poet: letter to Richard Gifford 1768 (DAR 268/1-2)
  • Thomas McKenny Hughes (1832-1917), geologist: family and scientific corresp and papers (Add 9557)
  • Adam Sedgwick, geologist: letter to William Selwyn 1858 (Add 8856/374)

London University: University College London (UCL) Manuscripts Room

  • John Zachary Young (1907-1997), zoologist (addnl): corresp and papers (A640)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Nottingham University Geographical Field Group (addnl): papers rel to field trips, and papers of professor KCE Edwards rel to Frederick Soddy Trust and Le Play Society c1923-1999 (Accs 1586, 1590, 1595, 1624)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House

  • John Simpson Owen, conservationist: papers c1960-75