Henry Boase

Scope and Content

Typescript reports: Angus 1900-1945; typescript reports: North Perth and North Fife 1900-1946; correspondence 1946-1955.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Boase of Invergowrie was born in 1892. A descendant of Henry S. Boase, the Dundee jute manufacturer, he worked in the jute industry himself, dedicating much of his spare time to the study of ornithology. The result of part of his work was a set of unpublished reports on the birds of the Tay area. Henry Boase died in 1974.


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Acquisition Information

The records were originally sent to Professor Peacock of University College, Dundee. They were transferred from the University Library in 1976 (AccM/9).


Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, October 2001.

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See Scottish Birds the journal of the Scottish Ornithologist's Club, Volume 8, 1974-1975, for an obituary and a list of his life's work, with reviews indicated.