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PostPosted: Tue 11 Aug 2015 14:54 
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Donations wanted by the British Caving Library

The British Caving Library (BCL) has a good collection of BCRA publications, both in its prime library holdings and available for sale (or for supply for the cost of postage), as listed on the BCRA website. However, there are some issues of these and pre-BCRA publications that are absent or in short supply in stock, sometimes arising from shorter print runs. The BCL would therefore be very pleased to accept such issues as donations, if they are no longer required at home. To avoid postage and packaging charges, these and any other donations could be handed over at BCRA meetings or in person at the BCL by prior arrangement on a Wednesday. As with all donations to the BCL, these are accepted on the basis that the BCL can decide how best to use each item. In this case, this may include use to fulfil journal exchange requirements or to supplement sales stocks. The journal issues that are particularly wanted are listed below. Please look through your personal collections, and consider giving any of these to a good home, if no longer required.

Speleology: Issues 3, 10/11, 12, 14, 15
C&KS: 34 (2) and 35 (3)
BCRA Bulletin: All issues 1 to 20 (1974 to 1979)
BCRA Caves and Caving: All issues 1(1979) to 28 (1985) plus 39 and 49
BCRA Transactions: 1 (1) (2) (3) 2 (2) (3) 3 (3) (4) 4 (1) (2) (3) (4) 6 (4) 7 (2)
BCRA Cave Science: 9 (1) (4) 10 (1) (2) 17 (1) 18 (1) 19 (1) 20 (3)
CRG Transactions: All volumes 1 – 5 6 (3) (4) 7 (3) (4) 8 (1 to 4) 9 (2) (3) (4) 10 (2) (3) (4)
11 (1) (2) (3) (4) 12 (2) (3) 13 (1) (2) (3) 14 (3) 15 (3)
CRG Occasional and Numbered Publications: All issues 1 (1957) to 13
BSA Caves and Caving: All issues 1 (1) 1937 to 1 (5) 1938
BSA Bulletin: All issues No. 1 (1946) to No. 85 (1970); All issues New series No. 1 (1970) to No. 9 (19730
BSA Proceedings: All issues 1 (1963) to 9 (1971)
BSA Cave Science / Journal of the BSA: All issues 1 (1) 1947 to 6 (52) 1973
British Caver: All issues

Please look through your personal collections, and consider giving any of these to a good home, if they are no longer required. Offers of donations should be made to Mary Wilde at the British Caving Library.
Trevor Faulkner
11 August 2015


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PostPosted: Tue 18 Aug 2015 20:56 
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Don't know if it's of any interest but I said I'd pass it on…
I've had a call today from someone with some old cave surveys and OS maps showing the locations of caves that have come into his possession.
He says he has two dated/published 1915 and 1916 from Ireland (seemed to be OS maps with caves on - in the Dublin Bay area???)
1930s and later surveys and maps(?) he didn;t really know what they were but it sounded like there could be both maps and surveys.
They were of Welsh caves - OFD, Dan yr Ogof? and some others.
I think he'd like to sell (rather than donate) them.
Is this of any interest? I can pass on his phone number if it is.


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Aug 2015 21:10 
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AdventureMakers wrote:
Don't know if it's of any interest but I said I'd pass it on…
I've had a call today from someone with some old cave surveys and OS maps showing the locations of caves that have come into his possession.
He says he has two dated/published 1915 and 1916 from Ireland (seemed to be OS maps with caves on - in the Dublin Bay area???)
1930s and later surveys and maps(?) he didn;t really know what they were but it sounded like there could be both maps and surveys.
They were of Welsh caves - OFD, Dan yr Ogof? and some others.
I think he'd like to sell (rather than donate) them.
Is this of any interest? I can pass on his phone number if it is.


Hi, I'd certainly be interested in talking to him


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