Catalogue of the papers of Edgar Barton Worthington, 1912-1984

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Katja Ganzenmüller, Marion Lowman and Lucy McCann
2017



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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Diaries 1927-1975
B   Letters 1912-1965
C   Working Papers 1926-1984
    C.1   Expeditions and tours 1926-1962
    C.2   Conferences 1955-1976
    C.3   Correspondence 1947-1984
    C.4   Lectures 1928-1957
    C.5   Applications and appointments 1931-1961
    C.6   Financial papers 1944-1953
    C.7   Newspaper cuttings 1933-1960
D   Photographs [1915-1970]
E   Sketches and paintings 1919-1946


Papers of Edgar Barton Worthington

1912-1984

Abstract:
Papers of Edgar Barton Worthington (1905-2001), biologist, mainly relating to his work on fish in East Africa. With working papers of Cyril Hurcomb (1883-1975).

Extent: 19 boxes
Language(s) of Material: English

Biographical

Biographical history written by J. M. Cokayne (August 1971).

Edgar Barton Worthington, son of Edgar and Amy Worthington, was born on 13 January 1905, and educated at Rugby School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he took a First in Zoology. Two months later he was in Africa conducting research on the fisheries of the Victoria Nyanza. In 1930 he married Stella Desmond Johnson, who shared his research interests and was a member of his early expeditions. Jointly they published in 1933 a book entitled Inland Waters of Africa. Their three daughters all followed in their parents' scientific footsteps, after receiving most of their education in Kenya.

From 1930-1933 Worthington was Balfour Student at Cambridge and, from 1933-1937, Demonstrator in Zoology. He was leader of the 1930 Cambridge expedition to the East African Lakes, and was later Scientist to Lord Hailey’s African Research Survey, 1934-1937. Appointed Director of Laboratories and Secretary of the Freshwater Biological Association, Wray Castle, Ambleside in 1937 (a post he held until 1946) it was not long before he returned to Africa and also visited the Middle East to carry out a war-time survey of scientific resources.

After the war he spent nine years in East Africa and the Belgian Congo: in 1946 he prepared a Development Plan for Uganda, and was appointed Scientific Secretary to the Colonial Research Council (1946-1949), "with the object of assessing the part which research could and should play in connection with colonial developments in his part of the world, and generally keeping contacts going between scientists in East Africa and the Colonial Office etc." (letter from Worthington to Sir Herbert Howard, 24 January 1947). He was also Scientific Secretary to the East African High Commission (1950-1951).

A new appointment, as Secretary-General to the Scientific Council for Africa South of the Sahara, followed in 1951; this post he held until the Council merged with the Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa South of the Sahara in January 1955. The new Joint Secretariat sponsored the writing during 1955-1956 of his book Science in the Development of Africa (1958).

In 1957, being convinced that future human needs depended on the conservation of natural resources, he accepted the post of Deputy Director-General (Scientific) Nature Conservancy; this he held until 1965, while his wife ran their farm in Sussex. In 1967 he was awarded the CBE.

After working as Scientific Director of the International Biological Programme from 1964-1974, he was President of the Committee on Water Resources until 1977. Having retired, he was still member of various organisations (for example the Commonwealth Human Ecology Council), and became Member of Honour of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in 1978.

Two years after the death of his first wife, he married Harriett Stockton in 1980, and he died on 14 December 2001.

Scope and Content

Diaries kept by Worthington whilst on expeditions and journeys (boxes 1-4); letters, mainly from Worthington whilst on expeditions and journeys (boxes 5-7); Worthington’s working papers (boxes 8-17) including a box containing the working papers of Cyril Hurcomb (box 14); photographs (box 18); sketches and paintings (box 19).

Arrangement

The original order was maintained for most files. This is chronological expect for the correspondence where letters and their answers are combined.

Restrictions on Access

Material of a sensitive personal nature is closed. Restrictions are indicated in the catalogue as (=Res.).

Restrictions on Use

No reproduction or publication without permission. Contact the Library in the first instance.

Acquisition

Donated by Mrs. Harriet Worthington (widow) via Dr. Ro McConnell in July 2002.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 1 / 1, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

MSS. Afr. s. 1425. Papers relating to Worthington's work in East Africa, including material for a book on science in the development of Africa and files on East African agricultural affairs, 1946-1957. 18 boxes. A handlist is available in the reading room.

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Worthington, Edgar Barton, 1905-2001, biologist

Place name(s) (NCA Rules)

Africa

Subject(s)

Fish
Limnology
Nature conservation

A   Diaries 1927-1975

Diary
Date: 16 Jul-10 Aug 1927
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 1 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 96 leaves

Scope and Content

Manuscript diary of a journey from England to Africa to join the expedition to the East African Lakes. Includes pencil sketches of people and boats and a list of words and sentences in Swahili with English translations.

Diary
Date: 1 Apr-9 Jun 1936
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 1 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 88 leaves

Scope and Content

Manuscript diary of the African Research Survey. Includes some hand drawn maps and notes on diary content, probably to be used for a planned book "Glimpses of African Evolution".

Diary
Date: 21 Nov 1943-22 Apr 1944
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 1 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 104 leaves

Scope and Content

Manuscript diary of a tour in the Middle East and Africa, visiting agricultural and water projects.

Diary
Date: 23 Oct 1944-24 Jan 1945
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 1 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 91 leaves

Scope and Content

Manuscript diary of a tour of the Middle East, visiting agricultural and water projects.

Diary
Date: 1 May-5 Jun, 27 Aug-11 Sep 1946
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 1 / 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 50 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a tour in Africa as Development Advisor, Uganda, on secondment from the Colonial Research Committee. Includes sketch.

Diary
Date: 1 May 1946-6 May 1953
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 2 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 251 leaves

Scope and Content

Bound, hardcovered diary of various trips and work in London, Africa, the United States and Canada. Includes index and map.

Diary
Date: 26 Apr 1954-28 Apr 1956
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 2 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 232 leaves

Scope and Content

Bound, hardcovered diary of various trips and work in Africa. Includes map and an index for one of these trips (the main index is in MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 2 / 1).

Diary
Date: 7 Feb-28 Mar 1960
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 2 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 77 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a tour in East and Central Africa. Includes index. With Worthington's Summary Report to the Nature Conservancy's Scientific Policy Committee entitled "Advice on Conservation Problems Overseas" (28 March 1960).

Diary
Date: 28 Aug-3 Oct 1961
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 2 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a tour of East Africa visiting fisheries and attending a conference in Arusha. Includes index.

Diary
Date: 10 Aug-3 Sep 1962
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 2 / 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 18 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of the fifteenth International Limnological Congress which was held in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 20-25 August 1962. Includes index. See conference papers at MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 9 / 2.

Diary
Date: 3 Sep-8 Oct 1963
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 3 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a tour of East Africa, visiting fisheries, attending the conference of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in Nairobi and meeting Haile Selassie to discuss conservation. Includes index.

Diary
Date: 6 Feb-15 Mar 1965
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 3 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 29 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a tour of West and East Africa. Includes index.

Diary
Date: 26 Jul-2 Sep 1966
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 3 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 46 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a tour of India, South-East Asia and Japan with his wife, Stella Worthington, ending with the Pacific Science Congress in Tokyo. Includes index. Photographs of the tour are at MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 18 / 4.

Diary
Date: 30 Jan-7 Feb 1967
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 3 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a visit to Ghana to see wildlife reserves. Includes index and a letter from G. M. Assante of the Ghana Police Service.

Diary and working papers
Date: 10 May-21 Aug 1967, 24 Jun 1970
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 3 / 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 120 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a visit to Latin America with his wife, relating to his work for the International Biological Programme. Includes index, report and correspondence.

Diary
Date: 21-26 Mar 1968
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 4 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a visit to Tunisia for the International Biological Programme.

Diary
Date: 8-23 Jul 1968
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 4 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 28 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a visit to Uganda, Kenya, Rhodesia and South Africa, including attendance at the Conference of the Limnological Society of Southern Africa which was held in Grahamstown. Includes index and letter to Sir Victor Tait about a visit to the South Turkana expedition (Kenya).

Diary
Date: 11-25 Aug 1968
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 4 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 21 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a visit to Israel, including the International Society of Limnology (SIL) Congress which was held in Jerusalem. Includes index.

Diary
Date: 30 Jan-27 Feb 1970
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 4 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 26 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a visit to East Africa, 30 January-19 February, relating to the Murchison Falls hydroelectric project. Includes index, report (20 February) and copy of a newspaper article (27 February). Photographs of the visit are at MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 18 / 5.

Diary
Date: 23 Jun, 8-25 Jul 1970
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 4 / 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 39

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a visit to Jamaica (including a briefing en route in Paris, France), with the purpose of establishing ecology in the long-term economic planning of Jamaica. Includes index.

Diary
Date: 5 Aug-13 Sep 1971
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 4 / 6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 45 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a visit to Australasia and the USA, including attendance at the committee meeting and Assembly of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) in Canberra. Includes index.

Diary
Date: 22 Dec 1971-9 Jan 1972
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 4 / 7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a trip to Kenya and Uganda visiting national parks. Includes index.

Diary
Date: 26 Aug-26 Sep 1972
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 4 / 8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 31 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a visit to the USA and Canada with his wife, including the 11th General Assembly of the International Union for Conservation of Nature which was held in September 1972 in Banff, Alberta, Canada, and the concurrent sessions of the 12th Technical Meeting, "Conservation for Development".

Diary
Date: 23 Feb-6 Mar 1975
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 4 / 9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of a field visit to Upper Volta (Burkina Faso), Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana to study onchocerciasis (river blindness).

B   Letters 1912-1965

Letters
Date: 10 Nov 1912-20 Jun 1927
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 42 leaves

Scope and Content

Mainly letters and reports from Dunford School, Langton-Matravers, Dorset, about Worthington's progress with a postcard and letters congratulating him on his Cambridge degree.

Letters
Date: 6 Jul 1927-22 Aug 1928
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 6 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 230 leaves

Scope and Content

Letters, telegrams and postcards from Worthington whilst on the expedition to the African Lakes, mainly to members of his family. With a piece of reptile skin stored separately in the same box. See also MSS. Brit. Empt. s. 582 / 6 / 2 for typed copies of these letters.

Letters
Date: 16 Jul 1927-18 Jul 1928
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 6 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 292 leaves

Scope and Content

Typed copies of letters, telegrams and postcards from Worthington whilst on the expedition to the African Lakes, mainly to members of his family. Includes typed copy of letter of 25 Sep 1927 for which there is not an original letter. With a list of contents, fragment of music score, map and sketch, notes and extracts of letters for possible publication. See MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 6 / 1 for the original letters (including a few letters for which we do not have a typed copy).

Letters
Date: 21 Oct 1930-13 Oct 1931
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 7 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 224 leaves

Scope and Content

Letters and telegrams from Barton and Stella Worthington to their family (mainly Worthington's mother) whilst on the Cambridge Expedition to East African Lakes. With notes and extracts of the letters, probably for later publication, and some elephant hair stored separately in the same box.

Letters
Date: c.1930-1931
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 7 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content

Letters from Worthington while on the Cambridge Expedition to the African Lakes. In very fragile condition.

Restrictions on Access:

Closed for conservation reasons.


Letters
Date: 25 Nov 1943-14 Jan 1946
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 7 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 78 leaves

Scope and Content

Letters from Worthington mainly to his mother. Includes some from a journey to the Middle East for the Middle East Supply Centre (1944).

Letters
Date: 1954, 1965
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 7 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 21 leaves

Scope and Content

Letters from Worthington to his wife Stella whilst on visits to Africa. He mainly discusses arrangements for his move back to the UK from the Belgian Congo (1954) and his tour and family matters (1965).

Miscellaneous letters
Date: 1928, 1935, 1946
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 7 / 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 leaves

Scope and Content

Mainly letters to Worthington's mother, including from Professor John Stanley Gardiner, concerning Worthington's work at Lake Albert (Congo/Uganda) in 1928 and inviting her to a dinner to mark his retirement as Director of the Freshwater Biological Association of the British Empire in 1946.

C   Working Papers 1926-1984

C.1   Expeditions and tours 1926-1962

Scope and Content

Papers relating to expeditions and tours in which Worthington was involved. The papers include correspondence, reports, newspaper cuttings, notes, maps, leaflets, programmes/itineraries, sketches/tracings and some photographs.

African Fishing Survey
Date: 1926-1931
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 8 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 172 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondents include:

Other papers include:

Cambridge Expedition to the East African Lakes
Date: 1929-1934
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 8 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 104 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondents include:

Also:

Other papers include:

Visit to Northern and Southern Rhodesia
Date: Jun-Sep 1954
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 8 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 63 leaves

Scope and Content

Worthington visited Northern and Southern Rhodesia during September 1954 on his way to Pretoria, South Africa, to attend a meeting of the Scientific Council for Africa South of the Sahara (CSA).

The correspondence mainly concerns travel/accommodation arrangements.

Correspondents include:

Other papers include:

Tour of Africa
Date: Oct 1955-May 1956
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 8 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 154 leaves

Scope and Content

Worthington toured Africa to gather information for his book Science in the Development of Africa.

The correspondence mainly concerns travel/accommodation arrangements.

Correspondents include:

Other papers include:

UNESCO Mission in Africa
Date: 1959-1962
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 8 / 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 188 leaves + 2 items

Scope and Content

In 1962 Worthington was appointed as a Consultant to a UNESCO Mission in Africa. He was accompanied on the Mission by Alain Gille.

The correspondence mainly concerns travel/accommodation arrangements.

Correspondents include:

Other papers include:

C.2   Conferences 1955-1976

Scope and Content

Papers relating to conferences in which Worthington was involved. The papers include correspondence, reports, newspaper cuttings, notes, maps, leaflets, programmes/itineraries, sketches/tracings and some photographs.

International Union for the Protection of Nature
Date: 1955-1956
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 9 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 31 leaves + 1 item

Organizational History

The 5th General Assembly (and 6th Technical Meeting) of the International Union for the Protection of Nature (IUPN) was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 20-28 June 1956. Worthington was one of the speakers.


Scope and Content

The correspondence mainly concerns travel/accommodation arrangements.

Correspondents comprise:

Other papers include:

International Congress of Limnology
Date: 1962
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 9 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 leaves

Organizational History

The 15th International Congress of Limnology was held in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 20-25 August 1962.


Scope and Content

Includes:

See also MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 2 / 5 (diary).

UNESCO Conference
Date: 1964
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 9 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 leaves

Organizational History

The UNESCO Conference on the Organization of Research and Training in Africa in Relation to the Study, Conservation and Utilization of Natural Resources was held in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1964.


Scope and Content

Comprises a compliment slip and a printed copy of the paper Worthington delivered at the conference, entitled 'A Definition of Natural Resources' (UNESCO/CORPSA/4.A; WS/0264.17 (NS)).

Symposium on the Okavango Delta and its Future Utilization
Date: 1976
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 9 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 45 leaves

Organizational History

The Symposium was held in Gaborone, Botswana, 30 August-2 September 1976. It was organised by The Botswana Society. Worthington gave the introductory address.


Scope and Content

The correspondence mainly concerns travel/accommodation arrangements.

C.3   Correspondence 1947-1984

C.3.1   Organisations 1947-1984

Colonial Research Council and the East Africa High Commission
Date: 1947-1951
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 10 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 141 leaves + 3 items

Scope and Content

Worthington's correspondence as Scientific Secretary. Correspondents include:

See also MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 16 / 2 for papers relating to the establishment of the post of Scientific Secretary.

Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC)
Date: 1978-1984
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 10 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 254 leaves + 5 items

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence, CHEC Annual Reports and agendas and minutes of meetings.

Nature Conservancy
Date: Jan-Jun 1964
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 10 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 462 leaves

Scope and Content

Worthington's 'Day Book' as Deputy Director-General (Scientific). Comprises letters from Worthington only.

Nature Conservancy
Date: Jul-Dec 1964
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 11 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 417 leaves

Scope and Content

Worthington's 'Day Book' as Deputy Director-General (Scientific). Comprises letters from Worthington only.

Nature Conservancy
Date: Jan-Sep 1965
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 11 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 562 leaves

Scope and Content

Worthington's 'Day Book' as Deputy Director-General (Scientific). Comprises letters from Worthington only.

Scientific Council for Africa South of the Sahara (CSA)
Date: 1952-1959
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 12 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 53 leaves

Scope and Content

Worthington's papers as Secretary-General. Includes some later papers when the CSA had merged with the CCTA (Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa South of the Sahara).

Correspondents include:

Serengeti National Park
Date: Feb-Jun 1956
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 12 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 41 leaves + 1 item

Scope and Content

Reports and correspondence relating to Serengeti National Park.

Reports include:

Correspondents include:

Uganda Electricity Board
Date: 1968-1970
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 12 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 77 leaves + 2 items

Scope and Content

Correspondence, reports/articles, maps and charts relating to the Uganda Electricity Board's proposed Hydro-Electric Dam at Murchison Falls in Uganda. The correspondence is mainly between Worthington and Professor Leonard Beadle of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (including copy correspondence between Beadle and the Uganda Electricity Board).

Other papers include:

Volta River Project Preparatory Commission
Date: 1952-1956
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 12 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 108 leaves + 1 item

Scope and Content

Correspondence and reports relating to the planned dam and aluminum smelter on the Volta River in the Gold Coast.

The correspondence is mainly between Worthington and members of the Volta River Project Preparatory Commission (including Maurice Hewson, R. G. A. Jackson and J. G. Liverman.

Reports include:

Miscellaneous correspondence
Date: 1955-1961, 1976
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 12 / 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 50 leaves + 1 item

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous correspondence including with the BBC about giving broadcasts.

C.3.2   Individuals 1932-1969

Scope and Content

Correspondence with individuals including biologists, zoologists and entomologists.

Arrangement

The letters are arranged alphabetically by surname or subject (lake craft, tiger-fish, coelacanths and fish ladders/elevators).


Correspondence
Date: 1932-1937
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 13 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 117 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondents include:

Correspondence
Date: 1945-1947
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 13 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 28 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondents include:

Correspondence
Date: 1953-1956
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 13 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 143 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondents include:

Restrictions on Access:

Fol. 132 is closed.Material of a sensitive personal nature is closed. Restrictions are indicated in the catalogue as (=Res.).


Correspondence
Date: 1966-1969
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 13 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 346 leaves

Scope and Content

'Day Book' comprising miscellaneous letters from Worthington. Includes letters relating to his work and invitations to give lectures and talks.

Old: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 12 / 4

C.3.3   Cyril Hurcomb 1954-1960

Scope and Content

Papers of Cyril Hurcomb (1st Baron Hurcomb) relating to his work at the Nature Conservancy and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Includes correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports and newspaper cuttings. According to a note (MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582/14/2, fol. 1) the papers were given to Worthington in 1960.

Nature Conservancy
Date: 1954-1958
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 14 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 303 leaves

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Date: 1957-1960
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 14 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 185 leaves

C.4   Lectures 1928-1957

Scope and Content

Papers relating to lectures given by Worthington. Includes correspondence, notes/drafts and lists of lantern slides used at the lectures.

Everyday Science (University of Cambridge)
Date: 1935-1937
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 15 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 leaves

Scope and Content

Papers relating to a series of lectures given by Worthington at the University of Cambridge. Includes lists of students signing up for Everyday Science classes, essay questions and a letter from the University nominating him to examine in Everyday Science for the General Examination in 1937.

Everyday Science (University of Cambridge)
Date: 1936
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 15 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 143 leaves

Scope and Content

Papers relating to a series of lectures given by Worthington at the University of Cambridge.

Everyday Science (University of Cambridge)
Date: 1936-1937
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 15 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 121 leaves

Scope and Content

Papers relating to a series of lectures given by Worthington at the University of Cambridge.

Lectures
Date: 1928-1934, 1940
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 15 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 111 leaves

Scope and Content

Papers relating to lectures given by Worthington to various groups and organisations.

Lectures
Date: 1953-1957
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 15 / 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 122 leaves

Scope and Content

Papers relating to lectures given by Worthington to various groups and organisations.

C.5   Applications and appointments 1931-1961

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Worthington's applications for, and appointments to, jobs, degrees and professorships. Includes correspondence, lists of Worthington's scientific writings and circular information about posts.

Applications and appointments
Date: 1931-1945
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 16 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 76 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes papers relating to the posts of:

Applications and appointments
Date: 1945-1946
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 16 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 61 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises papers relating to the posts of:

See also MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 10 / 1 for Worthington's correspondence as Scientific Secretary to the Colonial Research Council and the East Africa High Commission.

Applications and appointments
Date: 1953-1961
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 16 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 136 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises papers relating to:

C.6   Financial papers 1944-1953

Financial papers
Date: Oct 1944-Sep 1952
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 17 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 115 leaves

Scope and Content

Financial papers, especially relating to his post as Scientific Secretary to the Colonial Research Council and the East Africa High Commission.

Financial papers
Date: May 1950-Apr 1953
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 17 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 145 leaves

Scope and Content

Financial papers, especially relating to his appointment as Secretary-General to the Scientific Council for Africa South of the Sahara.

C.7   Newspaper cuttings 1933-1960

Reviews
Date: 1933-1934, 1958-1960
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 17 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 30 leaves

Scope and Content

Newspaper reviews of:

Announcements
Date: 1946-1948
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 17 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 18 leaves

Scope and Content

Newspaper announcements relating to Worthington, mainly relating to his appointments to jobs and research posts.

D   Photographs [1915-1970]

Fish
Date: [1940-1949]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 18 / 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 21 leaves

Scope and Content

Photographs relating to the fishing industry and fish research.

Includes photographs of:

Middle East Supply Centre
Date: 1943-1945
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 18 / 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content

Photographs relating to Worthington's work for the Middle East Supply Centre.

Includes photographs of:

Visit to Africa
Date: 1956
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 18 / 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 63 items

Scope and Content

Includes photographs of Worthington, reservoirs, dams, waterfalls, rivers, fishing boats and cave paintings taken in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Visit to Asia
Date: [1966]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 18 / 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 37 items

Scope and Content

Includes photographs of Barton and Stella Worthington, rivers, lakes and mountains.

Probably related to MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 3 / 3 (diary).

Expedition to Murchison Falls
Date: [1968-1970]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 18 / 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 items

Scope and Content

Photographs of people and scenery around Murchison Falls wiht some negatives.

See also MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 4 / 4 (diary).

Miscellaneous photographs
Date: [1915-1950]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 18 / 6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 30 items

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous photographs including of Worthington as a boy and young man and several taken in and around Wray Castle which housed the offices of the Freshwater Biological Association. Includes glass negative of one photograph.

E   Sketches and paintings 1919-1946

Sketches and paintings
Date: 1919-1946
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 582 / 19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 leaves + 1 item

Scope and Content

Sketches and paintings, mainly of family and home but also including water colour paintings (July 1927-January 1928) of African lakes with boats and mountains in the background.


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