Collection MS 56 - Henry Boase

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Reference code

MS 56


Henry Boase


  • 1900-1955 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box (0.16 linear metres).

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Henry Boase of Invergowrie was born in 1892. A descendant of Henry S. Boase, the Dundee jute manufacturer, he worked in the jute industry himself, dedicating much of his spare time to the study of ornithology. The result of part of his work was a set of unpublished reports on the birds of the Tay area. Henry Boase died in 1974.

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Scope and content

Surveys and reports of birds in Perthshire, North Fife and Angus


Not expected

System of arrangement

Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper.

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See Scottish Birds the journal of the Scottish Ornithologist's Club, Volume 8, 1974-1975, for an obituary and a list of his life's work, with reviews indicated;

This collection was originally numbered Ms 56/1/1-3 and Ms 56/2/4-7

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Description identifier

MS 56

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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