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Donald Gunn sketchbooks of antiquarian and ornithological subjects

 Collection
Call Number: MS K23

Overview

In these 9 sketchbooks, collectively spanning the period 1903-1939, Donald Gunn has recorded his antiquarian and ornithological observations in the form of notes, church plans, sketch maps, sketches of architectural details and diagrammatic sketches of birds. Notebooks 1-4 are antiquarian in subject, while 5-9 are ornithological. The notebooks are for different locations visited and cover various time periods. The churches recorded are in Kent, Middlesex, Norfolk, Surrey and other southern counties of England. Birds were observed in London, including at Staines (Stanwell) reservoir (now near Heathrow Airport in London), and Barn Elms reservoir.

Dates

  • 1911-1938

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Donald Gunn

In the notebooks Donald Gunn gives his address in London as 40 Dover Street, W1, the address of the Arts Club. He is presumably the Dr. Donald Gunn who was a member of the Arts Club and gave the same address in 1903 when he donated several African artefacts from the Southern Sudan to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

Extent

9 Volumes : Ornamentation: Sketches throughout, most of good quality. Some maps and plans. ; Volumes 1-3 are longer than they are tall; no volume measures taller than 25cm.

Physical Location

MS K23

Title
Guide to the Donald Gunn Collection.
Subtitle
Donald Gunn sketchbooks of antiquarian and ornithological subjects
Author
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1978; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/0034129698
Preferred citation
Donald Gunn sketchbooks of antiquarian and ornithological subjects, MS K23, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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