Lough Hyne Collection

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The Lough Hyne/Ine Collection is made up of documents arising from the scientific expeditions carried out at Lough Ine marine lake, Cork from the 1940s until the 1980s.

 

These expeditions were carried out by teams of British scientists and students led by Professor Jack Kitching and Professor John Ebling.

 

 

The collection consists of the following - lengthy correspondence between Ebling and Kitching; correspondence with other team members, academics, Irish land-owners etc; handouts and instructions given to expedition participants; diaries/journals kept by expedition members; raw scientific datasheets; draft articles and scientific notes; maps, charts and tables of scientific results; a small number of scientific photographs and illustrations of limpets etc; printed articles and reports on the expeditions; report from An Taisce on the scientific importance of the lough; obituaries of Kitching, Ebling and Renouf; drafts of Trevor Norton’s memoir of the expeditions.

 

Strengths

Marine Biology, Irish Scientific Research, Lough Hyne Cork

Physical characteristics

4 archival boxes

Description or Catalogue

Pdf of catalogue available for download and searchable Royal Irish Academy Library manuscript catalogue online at www.ria.ie/library.aspx

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Collected

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Coverage

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Custodial History

The bulk of the collection is made up of documents generated by Kitching and Ebling during the course of their Lough Hyne/Ine research. It also includes some related material such as an An Taisce report into the lough and draft material from Professor Trevor Norton who was an expedition member. In 2003 Professor Norton of the Port Erin Marine Laboratory and University of Liverpool offered the collection, then in his possession, to the Royal Irish Academy. The donation to the Library was made in two deposits and took place in 2004 and 2006.

Note

Names;
Kitching, Professor John ‘Jack’ Alwyne 1908-1996
Ebling, Professor Francis ‘John’ Govier 1918-1992
Renouf, Professor Louis
Norton, Professor Trevor

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Added by Royal Irish Academy | Last updated on: 25 August 2018