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Alexander Stuart Watt: Notebooks and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8851

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of Watt's botany notebooks, notes and drafts (mainly related to Breckland), Watt's work in nature conservancy (mainly in Breckland), a very small selection of correspondence with an index of correspondents, a section of Watt's photographs (again, primarily of Breckland), and a number of Watt's Breckland maps.


  • 1915-1980 (Circa)


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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


6 archive box(es) (6 boxes)

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Other Finding Aids

This is an abbreviated record. A hard copy of the full catalogue is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. A full online catalogue, created by NCUACS, is available on the National Archives website at

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were received in April 1992 from Dr Oliver Rackham of the Cambridge University Botany Department via Cambridge University Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.