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Lough Hyne Collection: RIA MSS/LH/1-12

The Lough Hyne/Ine Collection is made up of documents arising from the scientific expeditions carried out at Lough Hyne 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 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.

The collection was donated by Dr. Trevor Norton in 2004 and 2006.

A pdf of the catalogue, Special list A041, can be downloaded by clicking here.

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