Of roseates and rectories: the birding biography of the Revd Francis Linley Blathwayt

Kerry, Trevor (2005) Of roseates and rectories: the birding biography of the Revd Francis Linley Blathwayt. Pintail TKC, Lincoln. ISBN 1873257589

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Abstract

Francis Blathwayt was an aristocrat turned parson, and a pioneer in the science of birdwatching.He spent the years 1900 to 1916 in Lincolnshire, and the remainder in the Dorset and Gloucester areas - all of this time as the rector of tiny country parishes. He was repsonsible for the modern County lists in three counties: Somerset, Lincolnshire and Dorset. His work is referenced today. The books examines his life story, with particular reference to the Lincolnshire years; and looks at his contribution to birding and bird writing.

Item Type:Book or Monograph
Additional Information:Francis Blathwayt was an aristocrat turned parson, and a pioneer in the science of birdwatching.He spent the years 1900 to 1916 in Lincolnshire, and the remainder in the Dorset and Gloucester areas - all of this time as the rector of tiny country parishes. He was repsonsible for the modern County lists in three counties: Somerset, Lincolnshire and Dorset. His work is referenced today. The books examines his life story, with particular reference to the Lincolnshire years; and looks at his contribution to birding and bird writing.
Keywords:parson, naturalist, ornithology, Lincolnshire, County bird records
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V380 History of Science
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V145 Modern History 1900-1919
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V320 Social History
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:1720
Deposited By: Trevor Kerry
Deposited On:18 Dec 2008 09:32
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:20

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