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Robert Adamson: Field notes of Ditcham Park woodlands

 Fonds — Box: MS Add.8181: Box 1
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8181

Scope and Contents

Field notes relating to the woodlands of Ditcham Park, Hampshire. The papers include detailed reports by C.J.P. Cave on local meteorological conditions. A few notes have been added to the papers by Sir Arthur Tansley. There is a covering page by Harry Godwin, Botany School Library, Cambridge University, 3 January 1975.


  • 1913-1914

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1 collection (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were found in 1974 among the effects of the late Sir Arthur Tansley, who worked with Adamson on studies of the chalk grasslands of the South of England. Tansley probably received the papers during 1921 with the manuscript of Adamson's article on Ditcham Park for the Journal of ecology, which Tansley was then editing. Transferredto the University Library from the Library of the Department of Botany, Cambridge, 1977.


The collection relates to Adamson's paper 'Studies of the vegetation of the English chalk. I. The woodlands of Ditcham Park, Hampshire', Journal of ecology, 1921-1922, vol. X, pp. 113-219.
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