University College, London: Department of Zoology Building

Scope and Content

Binder of papers relating to the appeals and investigations for a new building and endowment of the Department of Zoology, collected by D M S Watson. Includes letters, sketches, typescripts and printed papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

D M S Watson was Jodrell Professor of Zoology from 1921 to 1951 and was responsible for the expansion of the Department in those years. It was primarily by his efforts that the College acquired the former Shoolbred's warehouse and mattress factory in 1931. The new buildings were named Foster Court in honour of Sir Gregory Foster who had died in 1931.

Access Information

Certain restrictions apply

Access to some of the material in this file may be restricted. Please enquire for details.

Acquisition Information

Presented by R B Freeman in May 1961.

Custodial History

"These miscellaneous papers and letters were put together by Professor D.M.S. Watson in 1932. They were found in a cupboard in September 1960, and, with Professor Watson's permission, passed to the Librarian of the College." [From a note at the front of the file].