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Major accessions to repositories in 2005 relating to Natural History


Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • George Herbert Fowler (1861-1940), zoologist, historian, archivist: further papers (M)

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

  • London Wildlife Trust: Bexley Group: additional corresp and papers 2004-05 (CS/LWT)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Thomas Alcock, surgeon and naturalist: diaries 1859-69 (D 6817)

Devon Record Office

  • Exeter Geology Society: minutes, accounts and papers 1973-2004 (6649-0)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society: minute book 1944 (DE6921)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Arthur Henry Patterson (1857-1935), naturalist: drawings and papers (ACC 2005/263)
  • Dawson Turner, Botanist and Antiquary: further corresp, incl letters from JS Cotman 1804-51 (ACC 2005/191)
  • Norfolk Rivers Heritage Group: recorded memoirs and interviews rel to the River Yare and River Wensum in Norwich c 1965-2003 (AUD 8)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Perthshire Society of Natural Science: minutes, accounts and ephemera 1867-2000 (MS214)

Shropshire Archives

  • Ludlow Natural History Society: minutes and reports 1833-1886 (7235)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office

  • Winifred Mary Baines, Naturalist: papers, containing records of the environment and wildlife around Cannock Chase, incl nature diaries, record books of plants and fungus, scrapbooks, photographs, and minutes and corresp of the Association of Friends of Cannock Chase 1950-1979 (D6504)

Surrey History Centre

  • Banstead commons: heath management plan 2006-2010 2005 (7859)
  • Guildford Natural History Society: additional committee minutes 1993-99 (6548)
  • Woldingham Natural History Society: diary and reports 1907-10 (7764)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Henry Williamson, Naturalist and Author: letters and postcards (39) to F J Gay, secretary of the Richard Jefferies Society 1958-1971 (3512)


Manx National Heritage Library

  • Calf of Man Bird Observatory: records 2004 (11105)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Edward Lhuyd, Celtic scholar and naturalist: letter to Humphrey Humphreys, bishop of Bangor, discussing fossils and Welsh manuscripts 1698 (NLW MS 23925)

Natural History Museum

  • Franciscus Smit, Dutch Entomologist: papers and corresp rel to role as custodian of the Rothschild Collection of Siphonaptera 1899-1998 (DF340)
  • Jack Vincent, Ornithologist: journals and observations, notebooks, photographs, drawings, annotated maps and gazetteers c1920-98 (MSS Vincent)
  • Dick Vane-Wright, Entomologist: papers and corresp rel to research on lepidoptera c1960-90 (2005/2)
  • Anti-Locust Research Centre Archive, London: records incl reports, corresp, committee papers, field note books, maps and photographs c1900-2000
  • British Museum (Natural History) South West Africa Expedition: Glass lantern slides 1949-50 (2005/26)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives

  • James B Comber, Botanist: diairies and corresp 1960-2000 (PrP 05-0005)
  • Thomas Douglas Maitland, botanist: corresp, autobiographical writings and botantical lists (PrP 05 0002)
  • Alan Mitchell, dendrologist and ornithologist: tree register, notebooks and index cards recording tree measurements c 1900-1999
  • George W Robinson, curator of Chelsea Physic Garden: records incl papers and photographs (PrP 05-0001)

Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library

  • Heather Child, calligrapher, heraldic and botanical artist: papers (MSL/2005/1)


Royal Institution of Cornwall

  • Patrick George Turpin, Major General, Chairman of the Heather Society: letters and papers rel to heathers of the Lizard, Cornwall 1981-1982


Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • John Michael Alfred Sly, agronomist: memoirs and photographs rel to his colonial service in west Africa 1955-66, with a record of the time of his father Alfred GE Sly in the service 1920-31 1920-66 (RCMS 317)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Alexander David Peacock, naturalist: further papers c1914-56 (2005/203)

Reading University: Museum of English Rural Life

  • Committee for the Preservation of Rural Kent: minutes 1929-68