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Nightingales: Devonshire records (lantern lecture, Exeter, Devon, England, 30 November 1929)

Type of event
lantern lecture
Full title
Nightingales: Devonshire records
30 November 1929
single event
Time of day
Slide set shown at this event

[Rowden Collection: series 'E'] (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 229 slides, 1911-1941)

People linked to event

ROUSHAM, A.H.  (1864-1938) – lecturer

ROWDEN, A.O.  (1877-1960) – lecturer

Organisations linked to event

RAMC Field Club – organiser

Proceedings of the College Field Club and Natural History Society: 1929-1930 (Exeter: University College of the South West of England, 1930), p. 4

“Mr A.H. Rousham – An account of observations of the occurrence of the Nightingale in Devon from 1906 to 1918. [the text of this paper is reprinted at pp.13-15 of the same Proceedings booklet].

Mr A.O. Rowden – An account of observations to determine the frequency of the Nightingale in Devon, made during the early summer months of the present year. These resulted in the location of 12 pairs of birds, established at various points around Exeter.

Both papers were illustrated by lantern slides showing birds, eggs and nests actually seen. Finally, a gramophone record of a Nightingale singing in Surrey was listened to with interest.”

[Unidentified newspaper cutting] (n.d.) (December 1929)

“[Following a lengthy account of the lecture content]

The papers were illustrated by a series of lantern slides showing birds, nests and eggs, and finally a gramophone record of the song was listened to with pleasure.”


The papers by Rousham and Rowden appear to have been presented individually, as part of a longer meeting programme.

Lucerna ID 7006256

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 21 March 2018

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