DURING a visit to Thanet in the autumn of 1947, I was enabled, through the kindness of Mrs. Powell-Cotton, to examine the small collection of locally-taken bird-skins in the above museum. These were made readily available to me by the present Curator, Mr. R. R. Barton, to whom I tender my best thanks. This collection, which was formed by the late Curator, Mr. G. F. Pinfold, quite as a subsidiary ...

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