T.T. Macan Collection

Scope and Content

This collection includes

  • illustrations of water bugs
  • Illustrations from Freshwater Biological Association's publications
  • Photographs of insect wings
  • Maps, surveys and field books of lakes in Cumbria
  • Scientfic papers, including papers on insects and invertebrates
  • Scientific correspondence regarding aquatic insect identification
  • Personal letters, including Felix Eugen Fritsch's last letters, letters regarding his role as Deputy Director, and letters referring to and correspondence with William Harold Pearsall.

Administrative / Biographical History

T.T.Macan was born on 12th September 1910. He was educated at Wellington College and Cambridge University. After participating in an expedition to the Indian Ocean he accepted a post at the Freshwater Biological Association, Windermere. His career there started on 1st October 1935, and apart from war service, lasted until retirement on 31st March 1976.

Macan's first task was to study distribution of closely related species in the family Corixdae but soon commenced work on the nymphs (larvae) of Ephemeroptera

Access Information

Contact dis@fba.org.uk to make an appointment


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