There are 8 volumes with a catalogue of Wolley's collection of bird eggs. They contain notes about the specimens. In total there are 1790 numbered pages, but several of these contain no data.
Notebooks on Bird Eggs
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 433 Wolley
- Dates of Creation1850-1857
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description8 volumes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Wolley (1824-1859) made a collection of bird eggs, which via Alfred Newton has reached the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. He studied birds with Newton in Iceland in 1858. Newton published a catalogue of the eggs in the Ootheca Wolleyana (1864).
Conditions Governing Access
Manuscripts can be consulted on appointment only. The Museum of Zoology is open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 17:00 pm. Access and reproduction is at the discretion of the Archivist.
Description compiled by Kees Rookmaaker, Archives Hub project archivist
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