Author:William Warde Fowler

William Warde Fowler
English historian and ornithologist, known for his works on ancient Roman religion. Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; Sub-Rector, 1881-1904. Gifford Lecturer, Edinburgh University, 1908.[1]
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "W. W. F.* "



  • Life of Julius Caesar (1892)
  • The Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic (1899)
  • Social Life at Rome in the Age or Cicero (1909)
  • The Religious Experience of the Roman People (1911)
  • Rome (1912)
  • Roman Ideas of Deity in the last century before the Christian era (1914), Macmillan
  • Roman Essays and Interpretations (1920), Clarendon Press, Oxford


  • A Year with the Birds (1886; revised editions 1886 and 1889)
  • Tales of the Birds (1888)
  • Summer Studies of Birds and Books (1895) (transcription project)
  • More Tales of the Birds (1902)

Contributions to The ZoologistEdit

  • 'The Marsh Warbler in Oxfordshire,' in 3rd series vol 16 (1892), pp. 303–309 PDF
  • 'On the Breeding of the Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustrus,' in 3rd series vol 20 (1896), pp. 286–288 PDF
  • Fowler, W. Warde (1898). "Tree Pipit in January". The Zoologist. 4th series, vol 2 (issue 681, March—section 'Notes and Queries'): 122. 
  • —— (1898). "Rooks and Buttercup Bulbs". The Zoologist. 4th series, vol 2 (issue 681, March—section 'Notes and Queries'): 124. 
  • —— (1898). "On the Date of the Arrival of the House Martin". The Zoologist. 4th series, vol 2 (issue 684, June—section 'Notes and Queries'): 267–269. 
  • —— (1898). "The Marsh Warbler in Oxfordshire". The Zoologist. 4th series, vol 2 (issue 686, August—section 'Notes and Queries'): 356–358. 
  • —— (1901). "On the Winter Singing of the Song Trush (Turdus musicus)". The Zoologist. 4th series, vol 5 (issue 720, June): 212–218 (short note in section 'Notes and Queries'). 
  • 'Acrocephalus palustrus: A Breeding Record of Fourteen Years,' in 4th series vol 10 (1906), pp. 401–409 PDF


  • Study of a Typical Mediaeval Village (1895)
  • Kingham Old and New. Studies in a rural parish (1913), Oxford, Blackwell
  • Essays in Brief for War Time (1916)

Contributions to 1911 Encyclopædia BritannicaEdit

Works about FowlerEdit

  • "Fowler, William Warde," in Encyclopædia Britannica (12th ed., 1922)
  • Julian S. Huxley: W. Warde Fowler. In: British Birds, Volume 15, Number 6, Pp. 143-144 (PDF).
  • William Warde Fowler (1921) Ibis pp. 729-730 PDF
  • Coon, R.H. William Warde Fowler, an Oxford Humanist (1934) [1]
  • Ottewell, G . Warde Fowler's Countryside (1985)
  • Ottewell, G. Warde Fowler of Kingham: Oxford Don and Ornithologist (2010), Winchcombe, Cheltenham : Barn Owl Books


  1. "FOWLER, William Warde". Who's Who, 59: p. 630. 1907. 


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1926.

The author died in 1921, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 99 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.