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Major accessions to repositories in 2019 relating to Nature


Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

  • H W Smith (f1879-1886), Bexley meteorologist: scrap book 1879-1886 (LSMS)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Grange Natural History Society: minute books, plant reference cards, flora and fauna reports, animal and plant reports, newsletters and photographs 1954-2015 (WDSO 415)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Topsham Birdwatching and Naturalist Society: administrative records incl of predecessor organisations, Topsham Ornithological Association minutes, annual reports, members' newsletters and programme; survey of wildlife in Ducks Marsh area, 1977-1979, 'Birds, Beasts and Botany' exhibition at Topsham Museum, 1992, corresp rel to planning applications incl Mays Field Topsham, and Dredging of Outer Bristol Channel; papers, Devon Wildlife Liaison Group 1969-1997 (ZAUT)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Spurn Point Bird Observatory: daily logs, bird ringing reports, monthly ringing totals and records of ringing recoveries 1945-2013 (DDX2305)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Denzil Dean Harber (1909-66) British Trotskyist leader and ornithologist: records including species record cards and notebooks 1938-1967 (13427)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • Thomas Haining Gillespie (1876-1967), solicitor, zoological administrator, and broadcaster: archival collection 1800s-1900s (1228)

Essex Record Office

  • Witham and Countryside Society: records 1964-2018 (A15101)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Manchester Flower Lover's Guild: minutes, corresp, administrative records 1955-2018 (2019/43)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Joseph Whitaker (1850-1932), naturalist: notebooks detailing birds seen in Nottinghamshire; visitor's book for Rainworth Lodge; some heavily annotated copies of his published works with manuscript notes, correspondence, cuttings, illustrations and photographs 1880s-1930s (Acc 9593)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Theodore Philip Stephanides (1896-1983), naturalist and poet: papers, mainly literary with some personal material c1899-1983 (Add MS 89407)


Geological Society of London

  • Frances Elizabeth Somerville Alexander (1908-1958), geologist and physicist: papers incl correspondence, photographs and reports on the geology of Singapore, digital copy of a personal diary recording her and her children's activities whilst she was Head of Operations, Radio Development Laboratory (RDL) in New Zealand, and a school photograph album 1924-1959 (LDGSL/38)
  • Frederick John Vine (b1939), marine geologist and geophysicist: research files, notebooks, diaries, photographs and correspondence, covering his entire academic and scientific career 1950s-2000s (LDGSL/1111)
  • Reverend Thomas George Bonney (1833-1923), geologist: corresp with the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury concerning the publication of Bonney's book 'A Manual of Geology', which was issued through the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (SPCK) and which led to Shaftesbury's resignation from SPCK 1878 (LDGSL/776)

Linnean Society of London

  • Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828), Knight, botanist: letter to Richard Pulteney (1730-1801), physician and botanist 1795 (2019/02)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, conservationist trust: deeds to Trust's offices at St George's Place, profits of pasturage agreements, tenure records, Staveley Nature Reserve annual reports 1884-2019 (YWT/2019/078)

Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Wildfilm Archive: mixed media archive rel to history of wildlife film-making. Elements were originally gathered by Wildscreen for the WildFilmHistory project (2008-2010), mainly created and collected by film-makers Jeffery Boswall, Barry Paine and Eric Ashby 1930-2010 (DM2911)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875), geologist: scientific notebooks 1874-1875 (Coll-203 // SC-Acc-2019-0120)

London University: Queen Mary University of London

  • Richard S Clymo (fl1961-1995), Professor of Ecology: recollections rel to his time at Westfield College and Queen Mary 2018 (RC)

University of Southampton Library

  • Nicholas Flemming (fl1960-2014), marine geo-archaeologist: working and research papers rel to the study of coastal archaeological sites, submerged occupational sites and submerged caves, incl notebooks of daily records of coastal sites, maps and site photographs, transparencies 1960s-1990s (MS448)