The volume is a bound series of 75 watercolour illustrations of birds and one of eggs, some of which are annotated and dated (from 1803 at the earliest to 1831 at the latest) and which seem to be local to the Devon/Cornwall border, as some are recorded to have been sketched 'at the boathouse', and Calstock is on the River Tamar. A number of sketches have contemporary MS notes attached.
The Bird Book
Scope and Content
Open for consultation
The book bears the nineteenth century red ink stamp of CH Hopwood, MB ChB, of Calstock, Cornwall. Other books of his have also been donated to the library, so it is likely this came in as a part of an individual's library.
Other Finding Aids
There is no list to the illustrations which make up the volume
Conditions Governing Use
Reproduction is not usually permitted. Consult the archivist.