SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL NCUACS 59.2.96/A.1-NCUACS 59.2.96/A.121
SECTION B RESEARCH NCUACS 59.2.96/B.1-NCUACS 59.2.96/B.36
The material is presented in the order given in the List of Contents. The collection, though small, includes significant records of Hinton's family background and early entomological research.
Section A, Biographical, includes autobiographical drafts, notes made for his Royal Society personal record, tributes and obituaries and many letters of condolence received by his widow Margaret Hinton, some with recollections of Hinton. The largest component of the section, however, is family material. There is correspondence with his father and two brothers G.B. and J.C. Hinton, and also with more distant relations. Of particular note is that with his first cousin once removed, Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, covering the period 1947-1974. There is also historical material relating to his great-great grandfather George Boole. The family correspondence and papers are supplemented by photographs of family members.
Section B, Research, is particularly notable for its notebooks which cover Hinton's work collecting and classifying beetle specimens over the period 1928-1937. The notebooks are generally in the form of journals and often record not only Hinton's collecting activities but his plans for the future, social engagements etc. The period covered by the notebooks includes Hinton's visit to South America in 1937 with the Percy Sladen expedition to Lake Titicaca. Hinton's subsequent journeys that year to the Amazon basin and French Guiana are also documented. Other material relating to the visit includes lists of specimens and photographs. The section also includes correspondence with V.B. Wigglesworth 1947-1974, chiefly on various aspects of insect physiology, and material from a visit to China in 1960.