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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Natural History


Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hampshire Ornithological Society: diaries and notebooks rel to former members Tim Dixon and John Taverner 1947-2011 (75M94)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Butterfly Conservation, Wiltshire branch: butterfly records compiled by the Wiltshire recorders 1983-2014 (4327)


National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Don MacCaskill (1919-2000), forester and naturalist, and Bridget MacCaskill (b 1922): papers rel to study of wildlife 1973-2007 (Acc.13709)

Natural History Museum Library and Archives

  • Natural History Museum: files rel to the set up and running of the Centre for Arts and Humanities Research (CAHR), Museum Lives (files and audio tapes) and CAHR partnership and promotional materials 1980-2016 (2016/61)
  • Natural History Museum: board of trustees and executive board meetings, annual trustee dinner invitations and menu cards 2013-2015 (2016/59)
  • Natural History Museum, mineralogy department: annual reports, departmental plans, enquiries 1992-2000 (2016/25)
  • Natural History Museum: collection of chromosome photographs, Diptera photographs, correspondence and notes by Magda Charalambous 1930-2002 (2016/35)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Belfast Naturalists Field Club: minutes, corresp, photographs, accounts, sketchbooks and scrapbooks 1870-2010 (D4614/UNL/1)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives

  • Frances Harriet Hooker (1825-1874), botanist: translated proofs of Le Maout and Decaisne's 'General System of Botany, Descriptive and Analytical' 1872 (PrP 16-0002)
  • Rogier de Kok (b 1964), botanist: personal letters, photographs, student works and other material from his time spent at Kew 1991-2011 (PrP 16-0006)
  • Francis Home Popham (b 1923), naturalist: papers concerning the formation of Dambulla Arboretum, Sri Lanka c1950-2000 (PrP 16-0001)
  • George W Robinson (d 1976), curator of Chelsea Physic Garden: notebooks, photographs and postcards 1920-1929 (PrP 16-0006)
  • Beryl Walden (1927-2011), botanical artist: corresp, notes, diaries, photographs, slides, and other papers relating to her travel routes and expeditions c1980-2005 (PrP 16-0015)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: staff handbook providing guidance to staff on Kew's policies and procedures 2002 (QX 16-0023)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: tree sponsorships 1995-2010 (QX 16-0024)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: herbarium files rel to grasses, incl corresp and manuscript notes from staff concerning bamboo flowers and fruits, and notes and original drawings of Ochlandra and Melocalamus by Dr Otto Stapf (1857-1933), botanist and taxonomist c1905-1984 (QX 16-0021)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: corresp rel to the transfer of the Australian Botanical Liaison Officers (ABLO) library 2011-2012 (QX 16-0018)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: herbarium media resources, leaflets, stationery and promotional material 2003-2013 (QX 16-0002)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: herbarium papers recording photographs, drawings and colour slides of plants, presented to Kew 1951-1972 (QX 16-0001)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: plan of Kew Gardens c1801-1900 (QX 16-0003)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: visitor books for photographic exhibitions in the Nash Conservatory 2006-2007 (QX 16-0004)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium Library, Art and Archives, Kew: visitor books 2014-2015 (QX 16-0006)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: personnel job classification guide 2011 (QX 16-0009)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: herbarium integrated pest management programme c2000 (QX 16-0010)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: promotional audio-visual material c1990-1999 (QX 16-0012)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Catherine Muriel Rob (1906-1975), botanist: papers incl botanical recording diaries, corresp, publications, photographs and material rel to the Catherine Rob Natural History Society established as her legacy 1927-2005 (CROB)
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust: additional records 1933-2016 (YWT)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • David Brooks (1940-1994), anthropologist: academic papers c1960-1994 (BRO)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Alan William Greenwood (1897-1981), zoologist and geneticist: papers 20th cent (E2016.02)

University of Exeter Library (Special Collections)

  • Charles Thomas Hudson (1826-1903), naturalist: the 'Hudson transparencies', visual teaching aids of microscopic organisms 19th cent (EUL MS 442)