Manuscript of Sir (Walter) Baldwin Spencer, 'Wanderings in wild Australia'

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. d. 200-1, c. 140
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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 / Biographical History

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

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

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


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other 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.