Birds of nineteenth century Shropshire
Because the book contains all Beckwith's original ornithological work. Both Chapter two, "The nineteenth century environment" and the whole of Part Two are being made available as a PDF. This facilitates further research by making it possible to search the text, including by locality. An index in the book would have been very large, a gargantuan task to create and unwieldy to use.
The PDF is now available. It is a copyright, downloadable, read-only PDF document. The text cannot be copied or printed however researchers can request a personal key by applying for access.
For our interest we commissioned a graphologist to analyze the only example of Beckwith's handwriting. This short letter was written on 17 May 1877 – to find out more click here