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Major accessions to repositories in 2012 relating to Natural History


Norfolk Record Office

  • Victor Charles Ames, artist and designer: natural history notes and related letters, recording observations on shooting, ornithology and meteorology 1888-1922 (MC 2828)
  • Dawson Turner, banker, botanist, art collector and antiquary: corresp and papers 1709-1852 (ACC 2012/73)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Harry Soan, radio broadcaster: papers incl transcripts, handwritten notes and tapes rel to his broadcasts on natural history and farming, newspaper cuttings and other ephemera c1930-1989 (B/X/184)

Sheffield Archives

  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Sheffield Local Group: minutes and papers 1989 - 2010 (2012/51)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • MS vol 'Specimens of Natural Grasses of West Suffolk' by William and Hugh Raynbird of Hengrave 1846 (HD3005)

Surrey History Centre

  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Guildford branch: membership records, minutes, newsletters and programmes 1987-2012 (9068)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Warwickshire Beekeepers' Association: minutes 1850s (CR4495)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Roger Patterson: notes rel to West Sussex beekeeping 2012 (MP/6807)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • British Beekeepers Association, Melksham and District: records incl minutes, accounts, reports and corresp 1997-2010 (4079)


Natural History Museum

  • Michael Douglas Darby, coleopterist and author: records incl corresp, completed questionnaires, press cuttings, and offprints rel to the Biographical Dictionary of British Coleopterists 1981-2009 (430616-1001)
  • Avril Fox, entomologist: manuscript notes and entomological drawings from South America , Malaysia and Africa c1980-1989 (427478-1000)
  • Fortescue William Millett, foraminiferologist and palaeontologist: notebook incl original drawings of corals and foraminifera 1836 (428832-3001)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives

  • Peter Darbishire Orton: drawings of fungi with notes and locations c1950-1999 (PrP 12-0008)
  • T Bond, mycologist: Mycological Herbarium Accession Book I and notes, descriptions and diagrams and some corresp c1970-1979 (PrP 12-0013)
  • Arthur Allman Bullock, botanist, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: papers rel to Index Nominum Familiarum Angiospermarum 1957-1958 (PrP 12-0018)
  • Donald Malcolm Dring, mycologist and Head of Aburi Botanical Gardens, Ghana: papers rel to Gasteromycetes and Disciseda c1960-1969 (PrP 12-0017)
  • Edward Augustine Ellis, mycologist and journalist: papers rel to collecting and herbarium catalogue c1960-2000 (PrP 12-0007)
  • Mary Phyllis English, medical mycologist, biographer: papers rel to Mordecai Cubitt Cooke c1970-1999 (PrP 12-0016)
  • William Douglas Graddon, mycologist: papers rel to Discomycetes Study c1960-1969 (PrP 12-0006)
  • Lilian E Hawker, professor of Mycology: papers rel to hypogeous fungi 1954-1974 (PrP 12-0014)
  • Pat Livermore, amateur mycologist: notebooks listing plants alphabetically by genus with dates and locations of collection c1980-1999 (PrP 12-0009)
  • Jack Marriott, mycologist: papers rel to specimens collected, with fungal records from Kent c1970-1989 (PrP 12-0004)
  • Edgar Milne-Redhead, botanist: papers rel to work at the Colonial Office and aerial survey of northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) 1930-1938 (PrP 12-0020)
  • Richard William George Dennis: fungal studies notebooks, corresp, research, photographs and other papers rel to mycology c1920-1979 (PrP 12-0011)
  • Maurice Rotheroe, mycologist: field notebooks and notes 1986-1999 (PrP 12-0012)


Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Charles Baron Clarke, botanist: botanical and general diary 1888 (MS Add. 9966)
  • Sir Gerald Ponsonby Lenox-Conyngham, geodesist: diary 1889-1894 (MS Add. 9249)
  • Adam Sedgwick, zoologist: corresp 1893-1910 (MS Add. 9967)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Mark Steven Bretscher, biologist: scientific papers 1961-2009 (Acc 1698 BRTS)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Sir Edmund Ronald Leach, anthropologist: drafts of journal articles, travel notebooks and corresp 1935-1989 (PP/ERL)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • James Kenneth Jackson, botanist with Sudan Forestry Department: papers incl diaries, lists of plants collected, corresp, photographs, video copy of cinefilms covering his life in Sudan 1944-1963 (SAD)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • John Humphreys, botanist: notebooks rel to local history and archaeology 1905-1925 (US130)