Papers of Professor Frank Balfour-Browne, comprising correspondence relating to the Department of Entomology, and a grant to Richard B Pike, 1925-1936.
BALFOUR-BROWNE, Professor William Alexander Francis (1874-1967)
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- Dates of Creation1925-1936
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file
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Administrative / Biographical History
Born, 1874; educated at St Paul's School; studied botany at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating, 1896; called to the bar, 1898; studied zoology at Oxford, 1899; Assistant Naturalist, Marine Biological Association's Laboratory, Plymouth, 1900; Director of the Sutton Broad Laboratory, Norfolk, 1902; Naturalist to Ulster Fishery and Biology Department, Northern Ireland; Assistant in Biology at Queen's College, Belfast, 1906; Lecturer in Botany at Queen's University, Belfast; Lecturer in Entomology, University of Cambridge, 1913; served with the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1915-; Lecturer in Zoology (Entomology), University of Cambridge, 1917; Professor of Entomology, Imperial College, 1925-1930; President, Royal Microscopical Society, 1934-1935; Vice-President, Royal Entomological Society, 1934-1935; President, Zoological Section of the Royal Association, 1935; President, Association of British Zoologists, 1935; President, Society for British Entomology, 1939; died, 1967. Publications: include: Keys to the Orders of Insects; Concerning the Habits of Insects; Textbook of Practical Entomology (1932).
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Entomological notes and papers, held at the National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street; lecture notes, 1919-1920, held at Cambridge University, Department of Zoology.
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