Papers of Professor John David Gillett, 1930-1993, relate to his work concerning mosquitoes and tropical diseases and comprise published and unpublished works by Gillett and others, and original research carried out by Gillett. The collection also includes teaching material such as handouts, lecture slides and files concerning various research projects undertaken throughout his career.
Published work includes 'The swarming habits of some Danish mosquitoes' by E T Nielson and H T Nielson, (Entomolgiske Meddeleber, 1963) and 'The essential role of temporal discontinuity in swarming insects' by J D Gillett (Flying Kites, Biologist, 1993). Unpublished work includes a copy of Gillett's bound PhD 'Embryonic Diapause in the genus aedes Meigen (Diptera: Culicadae)', 1952.
The collection also notably contains a notebook used by Gillett to collate research and encloses correspondence with Kenneth C Smithburn and A F Mahaffey of the Yellow Fever Research Institute, Uganda regarding samples, including mosquitoes, sent by Gillett, 1941.
In addition there is some teaching material and slides to support lectures given by Gillett and publications authored by Gillett.
There is also a file concerning Gillett's original appointment at the School in 1930 and his time as a laboratory assistant.
A larger series comprises several files concerning a variety of research projects carried out or contributed to by Gillett during his later years as well as some grey literature and biographical notes.