Papers of George Clifford Evans

Scope and Content

Papers relating to women's education at Cambridge; correspondence and papers relating to his work in connection with the buildings at St John's College; other correspondence; degree certificates; various menus and programmes; a few photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in Golcar, Yorkshire, in 1913, Evans came to St John's College in 1930 to study for the Natural Sciences Tripos, graduating BA in 1934. The award of his PhD in 1938 was followed by his election to a Fellowship at St John's. During the Second World War, Evans served in the RNVR, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Upon his return to Cambridge, Evans held the posts of Lecturer in Plant Physiology (1945-77), Lecturer in Botany (1949-79), and Reader in Experimental Ecology (1977-79). At St John's he served as Bursar in Charge of College Buildings from 1952 to 1966. He also held the offices of President of the British Ecological Society (1975-6) and Chairman of the British Photobiological Society (1979-81). Evans published a number of works and articles in the field of ecology.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by Evans to the College, Sep. 2006.

Note

Born in Golcar, Yorkshire, in 1913, Evans came to St John's College in 1930 to study for the Natural Sciences Tripos, graduating BA in 1934. The award of his PhD in 1938 was followed by his election to a Fellowship at St John's. During the Second World War, Evans served in the RNVR, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Upon his return to Cambridge, Evans held the posts of Lecturer in Plant Physiology (1945-77), Lecturer in Botany (1949-79), and Reader in Experimental Ecology (1977-79). At St John's he served as Bursar in Charge of College Buildings from 1952 to 1966. He also held the offices of President of the British Ecological Society (1975-6) and Chairman of the British Photobiological Society (1979-81). Evans published a number of works and articles in the field of ecology.

Preferred citation: St John's College Library, Papers of George Clifford Evans

Archivist's Note

29 May 2008

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