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Accipetres, from G. R. Gray’s Genera of Birds

Call Number: MS G40


This collection consists of a single volume containing notes for an ornithological work, as well as loose material removed from the volume. The section Accipitres from G. R. Gray's Genera of Birds, 1849 (42 printed pages) has been placed into this volume and is heavily annotated, interleaved with many sheets of lined blue paper containing extensive annotations on and additions to the text. The additions are largely citations of dated nomenclature up to 1875; but there are some lengthy descriptions of hawks and owls, with sources cited. Richard Bowlder Sharpe, the owner of the volume, was a protege of Gray's, who died in 1872.


  • Creation: 1875?


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1 volume (1 volume + 1 folder) : Binding: Heavy red morocco, gold-tooled. Binding Title: ACCIPITRES. TEXT. Ornamentation: Some tracings of bird-features tipped in. Script: Apparently in a number of hands. Includes pasted-in printed material as well as handwritten pages. ; Volume measures no taller than 45 cm.

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Physical Location

MS G40

Physical Location

MS P467

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ralph Ellis, 1945

Guide to the Richard Bowdler Sharpe’s Ornithological Manuscript Collection
Accipetres, from G. R. Gray’s Genera of Birds
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1975; Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006. Finding aid revised by ksc, 2005; cl, 2010.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Accipetres, from G. R. Gray’s <emph render="italic">Genera of Birds</emph>, Department of Special Collections, MS G40, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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