Captain Vivian Hewitt and the fate of his collection of birds’ eggs and specimens

Authors

  • David Clugston Retired, United Kingdom
  • Errol Fuller Independent researcher, United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37819/biosis.002.03.0128

Keywords:

Great Auk, David Wilson, Oology, Anglesey

Abstract

Vivian Hewitt was a little-known collector of natural history specimens (mainly birds and their eggs) during the early and middle years of the twentieth century. Although an obscure figure his influence on the museum world of his time – and later – was considerable and his collection of Great Auk material became almost legendary. Some of his story and that of his collection is a matter of published record but many elements remain obscure. In this study, we present previously unpublished details of Hewitt’s extraordinary life.

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Published

2021-10-06

How to Cite

Clugston, D. ., & Fuller, E. . (2021). Captain Vivian Hewitt and the fate of his collection of birds’ eggs and specimens. Biosis: Biological Systems, 2(3), 349-357. https://doi.org/10.37819/biosis.002.03.0128