Marshall, John Frederick (1874-1949)

Scope and Content

Papers of John Frederick Marshall, 1920-1965, mainly relating to his establishment of the British Mosquito Control Institute on Hayling Island in 1925 with associated papers concerning its work and administration; programmes, addresses and reports of meetings and conferences concerned with mosquito and malaria research; Reports of the Proceedings of the Institute; articles and pamphlets by Marshall on mosquitoes and malaria; press cuttings relating to mosquitoes and malaria in Britain, and to the malaria outbreak of 1927; sale particulars of the Institute as part of Marshall's estate.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 5 Sep 1874; educated Rugby School and King's College, Cambridge; First Class Mechanical Sciences Tripos, Part I 1896, and Part II (with special distinction), 1898; called to Bar, Inner Temple, 1902; subsequently engaged in scientific research; Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; organised in 1920, a scheme for mosquito control of Hayling Island; built and equipped the British Mosquito Control Institute, Hayling Island, 1925; died 5 Dec 1949. Publications: Unofficial Mosquito Control in England (1922); Coastal Mosquitoes and their Control (British Association Address, 1925); Principles and Practice of Mosquito Control (1927); The Organization of Mosquito Control Work (Presidential Address in Zoology Section, South-Eastern Union of Scientific Societies, Portsmouth Congress, 1930); The British Mosquitoes (1938); The Morphology and Biology of Culex molestus (1944).


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Acquisition Information

Donated by Marshall's family, c.1965.

Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Erika Gwynett and Robert Baxter as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project. Source: Who's Who and National Register of Archives. Revised by Victoria Killick, Archivist & Records Manager

Related Material

Portsmouth Museums and Records Service holds papers of Marshall relating to mosquitoes. This collection was transferred to the Natural History Museum in the early 2000s.