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BALFOUR-BROWNE, Professor William Alexander Francis (1874-1967)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/BALFOUR-BROWNE
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: BALFOUR-BROWNE, Professor William Alexander Francis (1874-1967)
Date(s): Created 1925-1936
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Balfour-Browne | William Alexander Francis | 1874-1967 | naturalist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1874; educated at St Paul's School; studied botany at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating, 1896; called to the bar, 1898; studied zoology at Oxford, 1899; Assistant Naturalist, Marine Biological Association's Laboratory, Plymouth, 1900; Director of the Sutton Broad Laboratory, Norfolk, 1902; Naturalist to Ulster Fishery and Biology Department, Northern Ireland; Assistant in Biology at Queen's College, Belfast, 1906; Lecturer in Botany at Queen's University, Belfast; Lecturer in Entomology, University of Cambridge, 1913; served with the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1915-[1916]; Lecturer in Zoology (Entomology), University of Cambridge, 1917; Professor of Entomology, Imperial College, 1925-1930; President, Royal Microscopical Society, 1934-1935; Vice-President, Royal Entomological Society, 1934-1935; President, Zoological Section of the Royal Association, 1935; President, Association of British Zoologists, 1935; President, Society for British Entomology, 1939; died, 1967.
Publications: include: Keys to the Orders of Insects; Concerning the Habits of Insects; Textbook of Practical Entomology (1932).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Professor Frank Balfour-Browne, comprising correspondence relating to the Department of Entomology, and a grant to Richard B Pike, 1925-1936.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of the Department of Zoology (KZ) and the Governing Body (GB), held at Imperial College.

Entomological notes and papers, held at the National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street; lecture notes, 1919-1920, held at Cambridge University, Department of Zoology.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1972, volume VI); National Register of Archives. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
December 2000

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