Papers of William H. Potts, Charles H. N. Jackson and Bernard D. Burtt

Scope and Content

The collection mainly consists of papers relating to the work of William Herbert Potts in the Department of Tsetse Research in Shinyanga (includes diaries, correspondence, reports, data, statistics and printed material, 1920s-1950s). Also, letters home (1927-1932) from C.H.N. Jackson, and diaries (1925-1937) of B.D. Burtt.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Herbert Potts: born 1900, entomologist; Charles Herbert Newton Jackson, born 1905, scientist; and Bernard Dearman Burtt, 1902-1938, botanist, all worked at the Department of Tsetse Research in Shinyanga, Tanganyika.

Access Information

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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1108 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.