Scope and Content

Contains: Reviews of publications by George Ordish 1966[ D ORD A1-2]; leaflet promoting Biological Methods in Crop Pest Control 1967 [D ORD A3]; correspondence 1958-1974 [D ORD B1-4]; research notes concerning pest control and potato blight 1960's-1970's [D ORD C1-C3]; scientifc papers 1929-c1972 [D ORD D1-D53]; newspaper articles 1960-1974 [D ORD D54-D86]; research material 1932-1974 [D ORD D87-D160]; published papers and dust jackets 1951-1973 [D ORD E1-E11]; draft copies of articles and books 1961-1973 [D ORD F1-F8]; notes concerning lectures 1957-1968 [D ORD G1-5].

Administrative / Biographical History

George Ordish studied agriculture and economics at the University of London. In 1952 he wrote Undertaken Harvest which was the first book to look at the economics of pest damage to crops. He worked for the industry, the United Nations and the Ministry of Overseas Development as an economic entomologist. In 1960 along with the Royal Society of Arts he helped instigate the John Curtis Lectures on pest control which were named after a Victorian pioneer in this field.


A Book reviews/promotions

B Correspondence

C Research material

D1-53 Scientific papers

D54-86 Newspaper articles

D87-160 Other reference material

E1-11 Published work

F1-9 Draft copies of work

G1-5 Other Records

Access Information

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Records deposited in December 1980 Accession number DX491


Compiled by Caroline Gould, 18 December 2002

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