Papers of PROFESSOR HUMPHREY HEWER, C.B.E. (1903 - 1974)
The papers include many drawings and photographs by Professor Hewer and his colleagues for various wildlife films or to illustrate their written work. These drawings and photographs will be found throughout the collection with the particular subject which Hewer was investigating. Likewise, Professor Hewer kept correspondence referring to specific topics with the relevant data and this arrangement has been retained.
I. Biographical 1 - 12
II. Notebooks and journals 13 - 40
III. Working papers 41 - 87
IV. Committees and societies 88 - 106
V. Lectures 107 - 131
VI. Publications 132 - 164
VII. Films, photographs and drawing 165 - 198
Listed by: Jeannine Alton and Harriot Weiskittel
1926 - 1974
Professor Hewer's early work on Burnet Moths was deposited in the Archives of Imperial College when he was Professor of Zoology.
Hewer, Humphrey Robert, 1903-1974, scientist and zoologist
7 series, 198 items
Immediate source of acquisition:
Professor Hewer's papers were received from Mrs. O. Hewer.
Selection and destruction information:
Two box files of committee papers were in the collection. Professor Hewer's own notes, correspondence and annotated papers have been retained but duplicated material (agenda, minutes, newsletters etc) has been discarded. A list of these committees and societies appears in Section IV.
Administrative / biographical background:
1920 entered Imperial College
1923 Beit Fellowship
1926 - 37 Lecturer in Zoology, Imperial College
1927 m. Olive Mary La Trobe Stooke
1937 - 64 Assistant Professor and Reader in Zoology, Imperial College
1941 - 45 Chief Rodent Officer, Ministry of Food
1959 Secretary-General of International Congress of Zoology
1964 - 70 Professor of Zoology in the University of London (conferred by decree)
1965 - 74 Chairman, Advisory Committee, Infestation Control Laboratory, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
1967 - 74 Chairman of Farm Animals Welfare Committee of Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food