May Moss

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the stewardship of May Moss, a former YWT nature reserve and SSSI in the North York Moors. Records include letters, management plants and peat depth studies 1970-1986, as well as recording the first discovery of Cloudberry in the vice-county in 1973.

Access Information

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Acquisition Information

Deposited with the Borthwick Institute by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in 2014.

Note

Further information on May Moss can be found on the Natural England website: http://www.sssi.naturalengland.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/1003473.pdf

Archivist's Note

The site is still being researched by academics and students at the University of Liverpool. http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~rchiv/MayMoss/maymoss.htm

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Appraisal Information

The file was weeded for duplicates by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust staff prior to deposit. Material of insufficient archival value has been removed and returned to the Trust's record store in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Related Material

The Trust ended its involvement with May Moss in 1985, with the agreement of its Nature Reserves Committee. The minutes of this committee are held at the Borthwick Institute as part of the YWT archive.

Additional Information

Published