Alfred Newton's revision of William Yarrell's British birds, 1856-1891
Scope and Contents
6/1/1 Vol. 1 of Yarrell's 3rd edn, 1856. [6/1/2] AN, list of species from Gould's Birds of Europe. [6/1/3] Newscutting, review of A history of British birds. By the late W. Yarrell. Fourth edition, revised to the end of the Picidae by Â Newton Â continued by Howard Saunders, Part XV (London, 1882). [6/1/4] Prospectus for 4th edn. [6/1/5] Rules for zoological nomenclature drawn up by the late H.E. Strickland Â at the instance of the British Association (London, 1878). 6/2/1 Vol. 2 of Yarrell's 3rd edn, 1856 (pp. 1-286 formerly tied together). [6/2/2-102] Notes, letters, newscuttings, including  E. CAMBRIDGE PHILLIPS, MS 'A few observations on the wryneck Â in Wales more particularly in the County of Brecon';  W.B. Â , 'Distinctions between gallinaceous and columbine birds', The Field, ;  LORD WALSINGHAM, 'Lord Walsingham's bag of wood- pigeons', The Field, 14 FEB 1891; [25-26] H.N.P.W., 'Feudal dovecotes, or pigeon houses', Land & Water, n.d.; W.A.G., 'Old dovecotes in the west', Land & Water, n.d., 1 APR 1882; [33-34] JOSEPH BURTON, AN, 'Yarrell's British Birds', The Field, 6,13 NOV 1880;  W.J. WILLIAMS to AN, 4 MAR 1873;  MS descrip- tion of interleaved copy of Montagu's Ornithological dictionary with supplement, owned by J.H. Gurney, formerly owned by David Jenks of Cambridge, with Jenks's notes; [41-44] Newscuttings, 'Date of introduction of pheasants into England', B.H.C., EDWARD A. FITCH, 'The antiquity of foxhunting', 5,16,26 FEB, 11 MAR 1876;  List of game killed at Elveden, The Field, 16 DEC 1876;  'On a hen pheasant which has assumed the plumage of the male', reprinted from Transactions of the Croy- don Microscopical and Natural History Club, DEC 1879;  'Are capercailzie game?', 'A bag of capercailzie', Land & Water, 25 NOV 1882;  'The capercaillie under the Game Laws', The Field, 25 NOV 1882;  'Introduction of the capercailzie into Northumberland', Land & Water, 16 DEC 1876; [56a] J.A. HARVIE-BROWN, printed questionnaire about distribution of capercallie, 1877;  Notes on capercaillie from Small of Edinburgh, 1876; [60-62] Notes on Nouveaux voyages of Baron de Lahontan;  W.W. SKEAT to AN, 10 MAR 1879;  AN, 'Grouse', Notes & Queries, 21 JUN 1879;  'Paisley Museum', talk by Craibe Angus, Paisley Daily Express, 27 FEB 1885;  'The biggest bag of grouse on record' The Field, 8 SEP 1888;  C. ELTON to AN, 1 MAR 1883;  'The bishop's game', Land & Water, 22 SEP 1883;  FREDERICK A. MILBANK, 'Grouse shooting', The Times, 10 MAR 1879;  'Acclimitisation of game in Sweden', The Field, 2 FEB 1878;  FREDERICK A. MILBANK, 'Large bags', The Field, 1 NOV 1884;  'The moors in November', The Times, 19 NOV 1878; [77-78] Game shot at Elveden, The Field, 23 SEP 1876, 4 MAY 1878;  'Extraordinary bag of partridges', The Field, 18 OCT 1884;  A.J., 'Weight of French partridges', The Field, 26 NOV 1881;  'The Virginian quail', The Field, 26 AUG 1871;  MS extract by Edward Newton, 'Mountain birds', Illustrated London News, 30 OCT 1886;  W.W. SKEAT to AN, 18 DEC 1881;  'Battle between a weasel and five lapwings', Dumfries Courier, 3 AUG 1874;  'Heronries in Cheshire', Chester Chronicle, 31 DEC 1881;  J.H. GURNEY to AN, 2 JUN 1874;  J.A. HARVIE-BROWN, 'The green sandpiper in Stirlingshire', reprinted from The Zoologist, OCT 1877;  J.E. HARTING, MS notes on occurrence of stilt Himuntopus candidus Bonnatorre, 1873. 6/3/1 Vol. 3 of Yarrell's 3rd edn, 1856. [6/3/2-53] Notes, letters, newscuttings, including: [2-3] James Nicholson, 'Woodcock nesting in Westmoreland', John Joseph Briggs, 'The woodcock nesting in Leicester- shire', The Field, 30 MAY 1874;  Idstone, 'Snipe carrying its young', John Titter- ton, snipe nesting at Ely, The Field, 30 MAY 1874;  EIRIKR MAGNUSSON to AN, 29 JAN 1883;  J.L.C., Letter, Inverness Courier, 25 NOV 1875;  C. CZAR- NIKOW, 'Baillon's crake caught at Mitcham', The Field, 30 MAY 1874; [10-12] JOSEPH CLARKE, MS, 'Incidents in moorhen life', 26 NOV 1878, letters to AN, 19 DEC 1878, 12 MAR 1880; [15-16] FREDERICK SWABEY, 'The evidence of birds', GEORGE DAWSON ROWLEY, 'The brent goose', The Times, 17,19 AUG 1875;  SAMUEL YUILLE(head keeper, Shotley Hall, Durham), 'Remarkable instinct of a pair of swans', The Field, 4 JUL 1874;  AN, MS note, about MS book brought to him by Henry Stevenson, 'Notitia Ecclesiae Eliensis Â Vol. 8, MS Epi. Eliensis Â A', extract about keeping of swans in Isle of Ely [now MS Add.2951];  HUBERT HALL, 'The case of the Thames swans', The Field, 10 SEP 1881;  Copy letter, LORD LILFORD to HENRY STEVENSON, 28 MAR 1876;  HENRY STE- VENSON, notes on 'ruddy sheldrake', 21 FEB 1876; [29-30] J.A.H. MURRAY to AN, 18 FEB, 4 MAR 1886;  Copy letter, LORD SCARSDALE to SHARPE, 3 MAY 1871;  'A naturalist', 'A rare bird', The Times, 29 FEB 1896;  Copy letter, WILLIAM BALFOUR BAIKIE to F.O. MORRIS, 4 OCT 1853;  J. GRAHAM, 'Goosander nesting on Loch Awe', The Field[?], 1872;  'Sea birds', The Times, 24 MAR 1879;  Zoological Society of London, 2nd January, 1877. Professor Newton Â in the Chair.  WATSON ASKEW to AN, 27 JUN 1874;  F. TEARLE, 'Rara avis', The Times, 24 MAR 1881;  Part letter, F. BOYER to T.E. BUCKLEY, 15 DEC 1887;  'Instance of the voracity and predatory habits of the great black-backed gull', read by the President, 19 NOV 1879, reprinted from Transactions of Croydon Microscopical and Natural History Club;  D MORRIS to AN, 6 MAR 1889; [50-51] Copy letters, GEORGE CLARKE to MR. CARTER, 19 SEP 1887, GEORGE CLARKE to WILLIAM EAGLE CLARKE, 18 NOV 1887;  'Prof. Newton on Bulweria columbina', Proc. Zoological Society of London, 15 NOV 1887, pp. 562-3;  MURRAY A. MATHEW, 'Habits of the storm petrel in captivity', Zoologist, 1881, p. 489
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