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Procter, Joan Beauchamp (1897-1931)


Reference code(s): GB 0814 ZBB

Held at: Zoological Society of London

Title: Procter, Joan Beauchamp (1897-1931)

Date(s): 1912-1925

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 2 boxes

Name of creator(s): Procter | Joan Beauchamp | 1897-1931 | zoologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1897; Norland Place School, 1904-1908; St Paul's Girls' School, 1908–1916; unpaid research assistant British Museum (Natural History), 1917-1919; fellowship of the Zoological Society, 1917; curator, British Museum (Natural History), 1920; fellowship of the Linnean Society, 1923; honorary DSc from the Intercollegiate University, Chicago; curator of reptiles , Zoological Society, 1923-1931; involved in the design of Whipsnade Zoo; died 1931.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence of Joan Procter, 1912-1925, comprising personal and professional letters to Joan Procter. Includes pressed flowers from R Pascoli; and a photograph of Franz Werner. Some letters are signed only with first names. Many of the letters have their original envelopes. There are a few replies.

Correspondants include: Thomas Barbour, William Bateson, C J Battersby, St. J Bolkay, Eirene Botting, Edward George Boulenger, George Albert Boulenger, Richard Higgins Burne, Eric Burrows, P Chabanaud, Geroge Coldsteam, Nellie Lousie Condon, Harding Cox, Wilfred Cooksey Crowther, Charles Alexander de Cosson, J van Denburgh, Emmett Reid Dunn, Rodney E Ellis, Sibyl Flower Stanley Smyth Flower, Evelyn C Gedge, George Bernard Gooch, F R Gray, Pamela Adelaide Genevieve Grey, Annie H Hardy, Sir Sidney Frederic Harmer, W Claud Harris, H D Hemming, Lancelot Thomas Hogben, James Baynes Jago, John Brandon-Jones, Miss Lade, H Edith Legge, M Legge, Arthur Loveridge, Marguerite M McArthur, Sir Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie, Ernest William MacBride, Sir Peter Chalmers Mitchell, N Nasbet, J K Noble, Riccardo Pascoli, Cecilia Payne, M Phisalix, A Hayward-Pinch, Alexander G Ruthven, Karl P Scmidt, M B Sloley, Malcolm Arthur Smith, Sir John Bland-Sutton, Sir Francis Patrick Fletcher Vane, Franz Werner, Otto von Wettstein and Gaston Francois de Witte.


Language/scripts of material: English

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Archivist's note: Entry transcribed by Sarah Drewery, April 2011.

Rules or conventions: General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2011

Natural history

Personal names
Bateson | William | 1861-1926 | biologist
Boulenger | Edward George | 1888-1946 | zoologist
Boulenger | George Albert | 1858-1937 | marine biologist
Cosson | Charles Alexander | de | 1843-1929 | Baron De Cosson | historian
Flower | Stanley Smyth | 1871-1946 | zoologist
Grey | Pamela Adelaide Genevieve | d 1928 | nee Wyndham | author | wife of 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon
Harmer | Sir | Sidney Frederic | 1862-1950 | Knight | zoologist
Harris | W Claud | b 1889 | Zoological Society of London Chief Clerk
Hogben | Lancelot Thomas | 1895-1975 | zoologist
MacBride | Ernest William | 1866-1940 | zoologist
Mackenzie | Sir | Edward Montague | Compton | 1883-1972 | Knight | writer x Compton Mackenzie | Sir | Edward Montague x Mackenzie | Compton
Procter | Joan Beauchamp | 1897-1931 | zoologist
Vane | Sir | Francis Patrick Fletcher | 1861-1934 | fifth baronet | army officer and boy scout leader
Werner | Franz | fl 1922-1925 | zoologist
Wettstein | Otto | von | 1892-1967 | zoologist
Witte | Gaston François | de | 1897-1980 | zoologist

Corporate names
British Museum (Natural History) x Natural History Museum