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Birds

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 259 Collections and/or Records:

Legend about the wren and the Irish army, 4 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/6
Scope and Contents Legend about the dreolan or wren and the Irish army that when the English were asleep and the Irish were about to attack them during the night [at the Battle of the Boyne] the wren began eating crumbs on the drummer's head, waking him up and allowing him to alert the English to the attack. Consequently, 'the irish take a day in the year to kill the Dreathan (wren (St Pat[rick]?)' [referring to Wren Day or St Stephen's Day, 26 December]. Text has been scored through in pencil perhaps to indicate...

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alexander William Mair, 07 December 1919

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/25/2
Scope and Contents Mair discusses options in potential Latin and Greek nomenclature relating to the wings and feathers of birds.

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Dorothy Thursby-Pelham, 12 May [1922]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/8
Scope and Contents Thursby-Pelham writes that she would happily let Ewart use her drawings for his work on the Antarctic Penguin, but that strictly speaking they are the property of Mrs Assheton, as Thursby-Pelham drew them whilst working as Dr Assheton's assistant. Mrs Assheton has written to Harmer to grant the required permission. She offers Ewart her collection of bird embryos which she acquired for the purpose of comparison with the penguins. The date is not written on the letter, but is probably...

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from [N.] Bassett, 19 April 1929

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/35/5
Scope and Contents Bassett asks Ewart where he can trace the authority for Ewart's assertion in his 1920 lecture that the only bird in the world to have the rudiments of teeth in its mouth was 'Springops' [sic] the New Zealand parrot. He has examined 20 stuffed specimens in the Christchurch Museum but the mouths were not well preserved enough.

Letter to Lord Arthur Cecil from William Bateson, 13 November 1898

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/24
Scope and Contents Bateson writes to Cecil asking for his experience of cross-breeding poultry with other species of birds. Bateson writes that he aims to conduct experiments to determine whether certain distinguishing features of breeds can be blended in crossing, and what differences there are in crossing pure-bred and inbred breeds. He notes that he has been experimenting with White Leghorn chickens, but that he has had difficulty in finding breeds of a strictly recorded pedigree, specifically red combed...

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Robert Broom, 12 June 1921

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/71
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Robert Broom telling Geikie that he has named a fossil after a colleague John Young. The fossil, Youngina, is possibly the common ancestor of lizards, crocodiles, dinosaurs, pterodactyls and birds. He describes his work progress in South Africa including a drawing of a gorgonopsid reptile skeleton.

List entitled 'Toimhsegain' [Riddles], c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/47
Scope and Contents List entitled 'Toimhsegain' [Riddles] including riddles for things such as mist, hens, rainbow and the wind. A few corrections have been made to the text in ink and in pencil.