George Bruce, Notes on British Birds and their Eggs, 1856-1895

Scope and Content

George Bruce, Notes on British Birds and their Eggs.

An observational notebook, arranged by species order after Macgillivray, with details of sightings etc, mostly in Scotland and predominantly in Fife. Contains various relevant news cuttings.

Volume 1 also contains:-

A loose photograph by Dr John Adamson of Edward Ellice MP, 1865. (cf Album 8.64).

An autograph letter signed from 'A B' to [George Bruce] referring to terns on a small loch near Dumfries, 21 June 1958. Signed 'your affectionate brother A B'.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Bruce of St Andrews, Fife, bird watcher.

Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Library by Miss J B Bruce, 30 June 1943.


Call number used to be ms 369, ms370

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding, quarter morocco with embossed blue paper on boards.
Marbled endpapers.
Paper: 20.6x25.6cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database.

Conditions Governing Use

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