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ATKINS, Daphne (1896-1961)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 PP2
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: ATKINS, Daphne (1896-1961)
Date(s): 1927-1943
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 10 boxes or 0.1 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Atkins | Daphne | 1896-1961 | biologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1896; educated Kent County School for Girls, Tunbridge Wells; attended Bedford College, University of London, 1915-1917 and 1920-1922, gaining BSc Hons Zoology and Geology; Research scholar in Zoology, Bedford College, 1922-1923; Pilcher Research Laboratory, Bedford College, 1923; Research Studentship, Bedford College, 1927-1928; Amy Lady Tate Scholarship, Bedford College, 1928-1929; Marine Biology Laboratory, Plymouth, 1937-[1961]; gained DSc in Zoology, 1939; Leverhulme Research Fellowship, Bedford College, 1953-1955; died 1961.


Scope and content/abstract:

Material, 1927-1943 relating to Atkins' research work on Lamellibranchs (molluscs), mainly comprising notes, manuscript and typescript drafts, publishers proofs, drawings and printed illustrations for eight chapters of 'Lamellibranch studies', on the ciliary mechanisms and gill structure of molluscs; correspondence, 1927-1945, with Professor James Herbert Orton, Professor of Zoology at the University of Liverpool, mainly relating to Atkins' work on Lamellibranchs undertaken towards her DSc. Manuscript drafts, proofs, drawings and photographs for scientific articles, 1929-1934, for publications including the Journal of the Marine Biological Association, on subjects including 'The Loxosomatidae of the Plymouth area', 'The ciliary feeding mechanism of the Entroproct Polyzoa' and 'The parasites of the common Cockle'. Letters and postcards, 1927-1947, from Mary Sexton of the Marine Biological Association Laboratory in Plymouth, Mrs G L Churcher, and her brother Dr Aetheling A Atkins. Lecture notes, [1912-1922], on scientific subjects, taken by Atkins at lectures in various colleges of the University of London. Notebook, [1912-1922], containing handwritten notes on scientific subjects including earthquakes, volcanoes, and geographical features.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged with series for private papers and academic and research papers.

Conditions governing access:

Open to all registered users of the College Archives.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be supplied, subject to the condition of the original. Requests to publish original material should be directed to the College Archivist.

Finding aids:


Archival Information

Archival history:

The papers were transferred from the Bedford College Archives when the College merged with Royal Holloway in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Royal Holloway, University of London Archives contain the student file of Daphne Atkins (BC AR200).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
Mar 2000

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