Correspondence with Professor Philip Corbet FRSE

Scope and Content

Includes list of Corbet scientific publications. Philip Steven Corbet (21 May 1929-–13 Feb 2008) was an entomologist whose work focused largely on aquatic insects and dragonflies. Corbet was employed as an entomologist and zoologist by the East African High Commission, Uganda 1954-1962, which included the East African Freshwater Fisheries Research Organisation in Jinja, and the East African Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, from 1957. In 1980 he was appointed Professor of Zoology at the University of Dundee, where he remained until his retirement in 1990. Corbet continued to conduct entomological research at the University of Edinburgh, where he was appointed an Honorary Professor in 1996.