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Powys County Archives Office
Hardy, Eric, photographs

Reference code(s): GB 0223 P/X/35

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Eric Hardy Collection (part)

Short Title: Hardy, Eric, photographs

Creation date(s): early 1930s

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 9 items

Name of creator(s): Hardy, Eric (1912-2002)


Administrative/Biographical history: Eric Hardy was a Merseyside naturalist, broadcaster and journalist. He wrote a weekly nature article for the Liverpool Daily Post from 1930. He founded the Merseyside Naturalists' Association and wrote many publications including The Birds of the Liverpool Area (1941) and Bird-Watching on Cheshire (1988).


Scope and content/abstract: Photographs of: a) salmon, pike and coarse fishing on the rivers Wye, Irfon and Edw (Breconshire and Radnorshire), by AP Abery, photographer of Builth Wells, Breconshire; b) photographs of gaffs, spears and lights used by poachers, by C Selwyn, photographer of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. Most of the photographs have handwriten or typescript notes on the back.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Chronological

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copy of the catalogue available at Powys County Archive Office


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to Powys County Archive Office have been retained

Accruals: Not expected

Archival history: This part of the collection comprises agency photographs used by Mr Hardy to illustrate his articles. There is no information as to which agencies supplied the photographs.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by World Museum Liverpool, to whom the collection was donated by Mr Hardy's executors.


Related material: The main body of the collection is in World Museum Liverpool, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN


Archivist's note: Compiled by Anna Page, Trainee Archivist at Powys County Archive Office. The following sources were used to compile the description: World Museum Liverpool, Dee Estuary Newsletter for 3 June 2002 (

Rules or conventions: This description follows guidelines provided by UWA Department of Information Studies based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006


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