The Bird Book

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 29 EUL MS23
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English, Latin, and French.
  • Physical Description
      1 volume

Scope and Content

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.

Access Information

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

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.