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Ornithology

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

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from Viktor von Tschusi zu Schmidhoffen (in German), with modern transcription and summarised translation, 12 February 1898

 Item
Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/3
Scope and Contents As the letter is not addressed to Ewart by name, it is unclear whether the letter was addressed to another recipient. Tschusi confirms the receipt of the addressee's letter, prospectus of and index of Bohemian ornithology, which includes a bibliography. He complains that the index does not contain an important work by the addressee's uncle and that one of the his own works has been omitted from the bibliography. He therefore declines the dedication of the addressee's book to him. He criticizes...
Dates: 12 February 1898

Minutes volume 1, 12 January 1808 - 01 May 1830

 Item
Identifier: Coll-206/1/1
Scope and Contents Bound volume containing 310 numbered pages. The first 23 sessions of the Wernerian Natural History Society are minuted, including: details of the formation of the society, its original members and constitution, the Charter from the Town Council of Edinburgh and details of nominations for and ratifications of membership. Details of titles and abstract content of all papers read to the society are minuted. These include: Observations on the Mineral System of...
Dates: 12 January 1808 - 01 May 1830

Notebook No.129, 3 January 1846-10 January 1846

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/129
Scope and Contents Notebook No. 129 was kept by Lyell during his trip to America in 1845-6, after his lecture tour, and contains his observations while he visited several plantations worked by enslaved people extracted from undocumented regions of Africa, and bought at auction. Mr. and Mrs. Lyell stayed with James Hamilton Couper at Hopeton plantation for two weeks in January 1846. Couper was a member of the British Royal Geological Society, and Lyell was President at the time. Hopetoun plantation was established...
Dates: 3 January 1846-10 January 1846

Papers of Sir William Jardine

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-253
Scope and Contents The papers consist of correspondence about natural history, and journals, from around 1828 to 1861. More particularly there is: a journal of a visit to Ireland in the form of letters from Jardine to his wife, Dk.6.20/315; draft letters and replies on a variety of subjects; note; and, volume of offprints on natural history.
Dates: [ca. 1828-1861]

Papers relating to Francis Fraser Darling

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1141
Content Description Papers relating to Sir Frank Fraser Darling (1903-1979), ecologist and lecturer in ecology and conservation at the University of Edinburgh. This collection includes black-and-white research photographs of landscapes and animals, correspondence, African ecological reports and minutes of meetings, publications, handwritten notes, and tapes.
Dates: 1930s-1970s

Papers relating to Sir Norman Boyd Kinnear

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-392
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence and papers on various ornithological issues, 1901-1945, and includes correspondence with William Eagle Clarke (1853-1938) between 1900 and 1911, also Kinnear's obituary of W. E. Clarke.
Dates: 1900-1945