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Paper, 'Sending a bird from Gilbert White for the Royal Society' by Daines Barrington

26 March 1772


Letter, 'Of the house-martin or martlet' from Gilbert White to Daines Barrington

20 November 1773


Letters, 'Of the house swallow, of the swift or Black Martin, of the Sand Martin' from Gilbert White to Daines Barrington

29 January 1774

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Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

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