Correspondence with Professor John David Gillett about publications and personal matters

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Professor John David Gillett (1913-1995) accompanied H S Leeson to East Africa to educate himself in the study of mosquitoes in 1936. He stayed with the Uganda Medical Department for the next 26 years. He joined the Yellow Fever Research Institute in Bwamba, Uganda, following an outbreak of yellow fever. In 1955 he was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship to study mosquito virus relations in the United States. He was appointed Assistant Director to Alec Haddow at the East African Virus Research Institute, where they collaborated in a study of periodic behaviour in mosquitoes. Gillett was appointed as the head of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Brunel, c1960s. He was elected and served two years as President of the Royal Entomological Society of London, 1977-1979. Retiring in 1978, Gillett became a Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Professor John David Gillet papers are held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (reference: GB 0809 Gillett). See also correspondence about Yovani Ssenjubuge's first visit and travel arrangements to the United Kingdom reference GB 248 DC 068/7/3/6.