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Collection Level Description: Papers of William H. Potts, Charles H. N. Jackson and Bernard D. Burtt

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1869
Title: Papers of William H. Potts, Charles H. N. Jackson and Bernard D. Burtt
Dates of Creation: 1920s-1950s
Extent: 18 boxes
Name of Creator: William Herbert Potts, Charles Herbert Newton Jackson, Bernard Dearman Burtt

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

William Herbert Potts: born 1900, entomologist; Charles Herbert Newton Jackson, born 1905, scientist; and Bernard Dearman Burtt, 1902-1938, botanist, all worked at the Department of Tsetse Research in Shinyanga, Tanganyika.

Scope and Content

The collection mainly consists of papers relating to the work of William Herbert Potts in the Department of Tsetse Research in Shinyanga (includes diaries, correspondence, reports, data, statistics and printed material, 1920s-1950s). Also, letters home (1927-1932) from C.H.N. Jackson, and diaries (1925-1937) of B.D. Burtt.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

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

Listed as no. 1108 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Potts | William Herbert | b 1900 | Entomologist Colonial Service

Jackson | Charles Herbert Newton | b 1905 | Scientist Colonial Government

Burtt | Bernard Dearman | 1902-1938 | Botanist

Entomologists | Tanganyika

Botanists | Tanganyika

Scientists | Tanganyika

Tsetse-flies | Tanganyika

Shinyanga (Tanganyika) | Officials and employees

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26 January 2012