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Collection Level Description: Manuscript of Sir (Walter) Baldwin Spencer, 'Wanderings in wild Australia'

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 200-1, c. 140
Title: Manuscript of Sir (Walter) Baldwin Spencer, 'Wanderings in wild Australia'
Dates of Creation: 1928
Extent: 3 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929) was a biologist and ethnographer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Manuscript of Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer, 'Wanderings in wild Australia', published in 2 volumes, London, 1928, with illustrations, including maps and diagrams, mainly printed.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscript was given to the Library by Mrs Dorothy Young in 1930.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 43576-8.

Access Points

Spencer | Sir | Walter Baldwin | 1860-1929 | Knight, Biologist, and Ethnographer

Australia | Description and travel

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