Guide to the Collections of the British Museum (Natural History), Sub-Department of Ornithology Library (as filmed by the AJCP)


M2339 - M2342

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

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Series. David Bishop

Papua New Guinea Birds: checklist (16 leaves) (File)

Series. Plumage, 1908 - 1937

Collection of documents, including letters and official government reports concerning the destruction of plumage birds in the British Empire. (4 box files. c1083p.)

Miscellaneous items, 1909 - 1914 (File Box 1)

Comprises: Catalogue of items for public sale by J. Figgins & Co., quality fancy feathers, 1913;...

Colonial Office Destruction of plumage birds: Correspondence (73p.), 1910 - 1911 (File Box 1)

Correspondence between the Colonial Office, British Museum (Natural History), James Buckland, W. Rothschild, London Chamber of Commerce, and includes copy of petition signed by Wray Palliser, High Commissioner of New Zealand and C.H. Reid, High Commissioner of Australia.

Colonial Office Destruction of plumage birds. Minutes. 1st-10th meeting (16p.), 1910 - 1912 (File Box 1)

Plumage (Prohibition) Bill, 1914 (File Box 1)

Resolution in support of the Hobhouser Bill; Summary of sale of plumage on 10 June 1913; Correspondence; Notes; Copy of draft bill 1914. (22p.)

Destruction of birds and game preservation: Newspaper cuttings from The Times (15p.), 1910 - 1911 (File Box 1)

Legislation Files: Importation of Plumage, 1908 - 1937 (File Box 2)


Legislation Files (Plumage): Publications, 1911 - 1914 (File Box 3)

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2341

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds: Feathers and Facts: a reply to the feather trade and review of facts with reference to the persecution of birds for their plumage. (74p.), 1911 (Item)
Traffic in Bird's plumage, (8p.), 1914 (Item)
Duty of England towards wild birds. (10p.), 1914 (Item)
Wild birds and their protection The Englishwoman, (pp. 1-6), July [year illegible] (Item)
Birds of Fashion by S.L. Bensusan. Strand Magazine, (pp.72-77), January 1914 (Item)
What England says about the Plumage Trade. (2p.), n.d. (Item)
The Plumage Bill: Why it should be opposed. (4p.), n.d. (Item)
Why the Plumage Bill should be opposed. (4p.), n.d. (Item)
The Fight for the birds Fortnightly Review, (pp.521-533), March 1914 (Item)

Legislation Files (Plumage): Official Publications, 17 June 1920 (File Box 3)

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2341

Committee on importation of plumage (prohibition) bill Minutes. (11p.), 17 June 1920 (Item)

Miscellaneous, 1920 - 23 February 1921 (File Box 3)

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2341

Press cuttings; correspondence; memoranda. (35p.) (Item)
Plumage Letters, 1920 (Item)

Includes: notes on Egrets; Press Cuttings; Letters to W.P. Pycroft (British Museum (Natural History from H.J. Massingham, Plumage Bill Group, London and Linda Gardiner, Royal Society for Protection of Birds and others. (32p.)

Egret Farming (Item)

Memoranda and correspondence on egrets including letter 30 Oct. 1920 J. Baker, Ostrich and Fancy Feather Trade Association to Edward Clodd re Birds of Paradise enclosing leaflet The Facts of the plumage tradeā€¦a word to women. 1920 4p. 1920's. (c.80p.)

Plumage Bill 1921: Conferences, 17 November 1920 - 23 February 1921 (Item)

Report and Resolutions of Conferences on the plumage trade held at British Museum (Natural History). (13p.)

Legislation Files: Correspondence and papers relating to Plumage, 1910 - 1984 (File Box 4)

Proof copy with manuscript alteration of The Traffic in bird's plumage. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (8p.), 1914 (Item)
Letters to W.R. Ogilvie-Grant from R.E. Stubbs re Conference on destruction of plumage birds (60p.), 1911 - 1912 (Item)

Includes copies of Atlee Hunt, Melbourne, to R. Muirhead Collins, Australia House, re prohibition of bird skins in Australia.

Miscellaneous correspondence to Ogilvie Grant from Royal Society for Protection of Birds (7p.), 1914 (Item)
Proof Copy of Royal Society for Protection of Birds Annual Report, 1913 (Item)
Folder of press cuttings (15p.), 1910 - 1914 (Item)

Series Box 4. RAF Ornithological Society Expedition to Brunei, 1984

RAF Ornithological Society expedition May-June 1984 by Major David Counsell. (34p.), May 1984 - June 1984 (File)

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Series Box 4. Dominic L. Serventy, 1970

Biology of Desert Birds (124p.), 1970 (File)

Duplicated typescript...

Series Box 4. S.W. Stalker, c.1909

Three notebooks on birds of New Guinea (72p.; 79p.; 82p.), c.1909 (File)

Includes: Details of birds sighted, partial diary, list of stores and trade goods, report by C.W. De Vis Queensland Museum on Ethnological specimen collected in British New Guinea. 30 August, 1894 (printed sheet).

Series Box 4. Charles M.N. White, 1986

Birds of Wallacea (446p.), 1986 (File)

Typescript. Covers bird fauna of the Indo-Australian archipelago (term Wallacea proposed by Dickerson in 1928). Comprises habitat, annotated checklist of birds, systematic notes, bibliography, migrants from Australia; birds of Micronesia.

Series Box 4. R.C.S. Wray, n.d.

Filmed selectively...

Heart of Cassowary, n.d. (File)