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Seebohm, Henry, 1832-1895 (ornithologist)

 Person

Biography

Henry Seebohm (1832-1895), ornithologist, was born on 12 July 1832. His parents were members of the Society of Friends, and he was educated at the Friends' School at York, before becoming a steel manufacturer at Sheffield. Seebohm visited Holland, Greece, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Germany and Siberia to carry out ornithological study, and subsequently published his findings. He joined the British Ornithologists' Union and the Zoological Society in 1873, and was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society from 1878, and its secretary, 1890-1895. He died on 26 November 1895.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Henry Seebohm: Journals of ornithological trips and notes on ornithological subjects

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4471-4476
Scope and Contents

Journals of ornithological trips to Siberia, Holland, Heligoland and Germany and notes on the species Phylloscopus

Dates: 1875-1880
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Henry Seebohm: Ornithological notebook

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8794
Scope and Contents

Unfinished notes of visits to Glossop, Worksop, Ashopton and other places in Derbyshire; to the Farne Islands and Coquet Islands, Northumberland; to Flamborough Head, Yorkshire; and to Asia Minor (Constantinople and Smyrna) in 1872. The notebook also includes some watercolour sketches.

Dates: 1869-1872
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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