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Major accessions to repositories in 2014 relating to Natural History


Bristol Record Office

  • Environment Agency: Bristol Avon Local Flood Defence Committee minutes 1996-2005 (44840)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Susan Cowdy, nee Stewart-Liberty (1914-1996), natural historian and conservationist: typed reminiscences rel to Second World War, incl Women's Land Army and to The Lee c1999 (AR 105/2014)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Dee Estuary Conservation Group: minutes, corresp, reports, constitution and business plan 1975-2009 (D 8582, D 8606)
  • Environment Agency, North West Region, South Area Flood Defence Advisory Committee: records incl minutes and reports 1995-2005 (D 8547)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Transcription from original manuscript of Thomas Tonkin (1678-1742) 'Continuation of the Topographical History of Cornwall', property of Rev Wm Pye of Blisland 1805 (AD2322)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991), author and environmentalist: additional papers comprising Betty Wainwright's notebooks of walks and holidays, no. 4 and 5 1976-1983 (WDAW)

Dorset History Centre

  • British Beekeepers Association, Dorset branch: records of county and sub-groups (D2637)
  • Council for the Protection of Rural England, Dorset branch: photographs, reports and papers 1977-2011 (D/PRE)
  • Environment Agency: Wessex Regional Fisheries Advisory Committee and Avon and Dorset Flood Defence Committee minutes 1994-2005 (NG/EA)
  • Residents Against Gravel Extraction (RAGE), Piddle Valley: minutes, corresp and papers 1991-1996 (D2616)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Bumble Hole Conservation Group: minutes and ephemera 1994-2014 (Acc 9794)

Essex Record Office

  • Chelmsford Environmental Partnership: minutes (A13841)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Cardiff Naturalists Society: corresp rel to the Taff and Cardiff Bay barage 1920-1993 (DCNS)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • William Lock Mellersh (c1873-1941), ornithologist: notes rel to birds of Gloucestershire 1888-1932 (D13705)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hampshire Ornithological Society: notebooks and field lists 1960-2011 (75M94)

Lancashire Archives

  • Harry Sharrock (fl 1948-2011), nature diarist: natural history diaries, occurrence registers and indexes for butterflies and dragonflies 20th cent (DDX 3066)
  • Clitheroe Naturalists Society: additional minutes and species records 1969-2013 (DDX 3076)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Marjorie Blanche Honeybourne (1899-1974), topographer: corresp, lecture notes, diaries, photographs and printed material 1890-1982 (B14/064)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Crosshills Naturalists Society: minutes, reports, papers, membership cards and photographs 1904-2013 (ZNV)

Northumberland Archives

  • Blyth Harbour Wind Farm Project, Wansbeck: records incl environmental statements, statistics and photographs 2007 (NRO 10600)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Environment Agency: Somerset local flood defence committee minutes 1996-2005 (A\BER)
  • Norton sub Hamdon Local and Natural History Society: minutes and papers 1998-2013 (A\BPB)
  • Weston-super-Mare Archaeological and Natural History Society: minutes, corresp, photographs and papers 1915-2008 (A\DXY)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Suffolk Coastal Conservative Association: records incl of constituent branches c1906-2006 (GK407)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Royal Institution of South Wales: additional records incl accounts and newsletters 2006-2013 (RISW)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Chichester Harbour Conservancy: records c1953-1980 (17474)
  • West Sussex Beekeepers' Association, Chichester Division: additional records 1970-2001 (17715)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Environment Agency: digital records of Yorkshire and North East committees, with agendas and papers of the Regional Environment Protection Advisory Committee, Regional Fisheries Ecology and Recreation Advisory Committee and Yorkshire Regional Flood Defence Committee 2000-2010 (C1001)
  • Wakefield Natural History Society: bird reports 1972-1991 (WYW1796)

Wigan Archives Service

  • Colin Mather (fl 1970-2005), photographer: photographic collection documenting change in the built and natural environment across Wigan Borough 1970-2005 (Acc. 2014/2)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Campaign to Protect Rural England, North Wiltshire branch: minutes and papers 1970-2005 (4268)
  • World Wildlife Fund, Salisbury and District branch: minutes and fund-raising records 1971-1993 (4244)


National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Centre for Alternative Technology, eco-centre, Machynlleth: records incl oral history project on the establishment and early work of the Centre c1973-2014 (The Centre for Alternative Technology Archives)

Natural History Museum

  • Edward P Wiltshire (1910-2004), amateur entomologist: corresp, drawings, photographs and negatives c1930-2004 (Acc 2014/07)


Geological Society of London

  • Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David (1858-1934), Lieutenant Colonel, Antarctic explorer and geologist: manuscript abstract of notes on geology at the Western Front 1919 (A/2014/04)
  • Edward A 'Ted' Irving (1927-2014), geophysicist: corresp and research notebooks from his scientific career, notably his work on palaeomagnetics 1949-2013 (LDGSL/1108)
  • James Alfred Richardson (1914-2007), geologist: typescript autobiography rel to time as POW in Malaya 1985 (A/2014/12)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Bee Farmers' Association: rules, minutes and bulletins, with a typescript history of the Association c1950-2011 (BFA)
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust: papers rel to nature reserves, incl minutes, annual reports, management plans, work programmes, ecological surveys, corresp, photographs, scrapbooks and press cuttings 1960-2010 (YWT)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Environment Agency, Severn Trent Region Regional Flood Defence Committee: records incl minutes, agendas and reports 1997-2012 (REA)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • Humphrey Morrison Burkill (1914-2006), botanist: corresp, papers, oral history recordings and photographs mainly by his father, Isaac Henry Burkill c1900-2005 (9673)

Oxford University: Griffith Institute

  • Christian Tutundjian de Vartavan (b 1965), Director of the Armenian Egyptology Centre: additional material rel to the study of botanical specimens from the tomb of Tutankhamun incl corresp, notes and reports, papers rel to seminars and lectures, and negatives c1980-1999

St Andrews University Library

  • Frank Spragge (d 2011), naturalist: papers rel to the Scottish Wildlife Trust, lecture notes and travel journals c1950-2000 (ms38967)

University of Exeter Library (Special Collections)

  • Henry Williamson (1895-1977), naturalist and author: letters to Ruth Tomalin and related papers 1952-1977 (MS 422)

University of Reading: Special Collections

  • Robert Ferns Waller (1913-2005), ecologist and poet: typescript and manuscript drafts of poems, talks and essays c1940-1969 (MS 5535)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Pete Wilkinson (b 1946), environmental campaigner: papers rel to Greenpeace and other environmental campaigning groups c1970-79 (Acc 989)