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Collection Level Description: Travel Journals of Charles Frederick Hickling

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Brit.Emp.s.520
Title: Travel Journals of Charles Frederick Hickling
Dates of Creation: 1945-1965
Extent: 12 volumes
Name of Creator: Charles Frederick Hickling

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Charles Frederick Hickling, CMG (1951), was born on the 15 August 1902 and educated at Taunton School and St. Catherine's College, Cambridge. In 1925 he started work in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Liverpool and then, in 1927, joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (1927-1945). During this time he was also Buckland Professor (1934) and Port Fisheries Captain, Milford Haven (1939-1945). Hickling went on to become a Fisheries Adviser to the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1945-1961) and Fisheries Adviser to the Department of Technical Co-operation (1961-1962). From 1957-1959 Hickling was also Acting Director of the Tropical Fish Culture Research Institute, Malacca.

After his retirement in 1962, Hickling worked in Malaya with a Nuffield Foundation research grant (1963-1965) and with a NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) research grant (1967-1969). He produced numerous publications and monographs on fisheries, fisheries biology and zoology. In 1956, the Jamaican freshwater species 'Cichlaurus hicklingi' was dedicated to him by H.W. Fowler. Hickling died on the 14 June 1977.

Scope and Content

Travel journals, 1945-1965, as Fisheries Adviser, Colonial Office, covering West, Central and East Africa, the Middle East, Far East and Indian subcontinent, also North Borneo (now Sabah, Malaysia) and Fiji.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in May 1988.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 587 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Hickling | Charles Frederick | 1902-1977 | Fisheries Adviser Colonial Service

Great Britain | Colonial Office

Voyages and travels | Diaries

Fisheries | Africa

Fisheries | Asia

Fisheries | Fiji

Africa | Description and travel

Asia | Description and travel

Fiji | Description and travel

Africa | Officials and employees

Asia | Officials and employees

Fiji | Officials and employees

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14 December 2011