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Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Henry A. McGhie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the life of Henry Dresser (1838–1915), one of the most productive British ornithologists of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; it is also an exploration of ... More


Flann O’Brien and the purloined absurd

Neil Cornwell

in The Absurd in Literature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter takes a look at Brian O'Nolan, who was also known as Flann O'Brien and Myles na Gopaleen in the literary world, introducing each of O'Nolan's literary personas, from the novelist and ... More


Making <i>The Birds of Europe</i>

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the range of work and practices involved in producing A History of the Birds of Europe, one of the most ambitious bird books of the late nineteenth century. Richard Bowdler ... More


Out of character

Frances Babbage

in Re-Visioning Myth: Modern and Contemporary Drama by Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067525
eISBN:
9781781701782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067525.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter considers a series of plays all first produced in Britain between 1969 and 1988: Maureen Duffy's Rites (1969); Caryl Churchill and David Lan's A Mouthful of Birds (1986); and Timberlake ... More


Conspiracy as a crisis of procedure in <i>Bird of Prey</i> (BBC 1, 1982) and <i>Edge of Darkness</i> (BBC 2, 1985)

Joseph Oldham

in Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State in British Television Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994150
eISBN:
9781526128379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994150.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines a strand of topical BBC conspiracy dramas from the 1980s which utilised the serial form’s increasing popularity for original drama. Drawing upon 1970s Hollywood films, these ... More


Introduction

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introduction sets out the aims of the book, in terms of introducing Henry Dresser’s life and contributions, and the book’s wider relevance in terms of illustrating shifts in natural history. It ... More


Family background and early life

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores Dresser’s family background, establishing the family’s wealth and prominent social position. Dresser was sent to be schooled, alone, to Germany and Sweden, as his father had ... More


Texas: the big adventure

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores Dresser’s visit to Texas in 1863–64, during the American Civil War. He was employed by some Liverpool and Manchester businessmen to take a cargo of goods to the Confederacy in ... More


Settling down to business

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores Dresser’s life through the 1860s, following his return to England from Mexico and Texas. His father had been bankrupted by the American Civil War, so Dresser had to take over as ... More


Early exploits in ornithological society

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how Henry established himself into natural history society in London. It explores his participation in the fortnightly meetings of the Zoological Society of London and ... More


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