Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of JOHN ALAN GULLAND FRS (1926-1990)

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Title: Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of JOHN ALAN GULLAND FRS (1926-1990)
Reference: NCUACS 28.4.91
Description:

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

 

SECTION A PUBLICATIONS NCUACS 28.4.91/A.1 - NCUACS 28.4.91/A.80

 

SECTION B CONSULTANCIES NCUACS 28.4.91/B.1 - NCUACS 28.4.91/B.79

 

SECTION C VISITS, CONFERENCES AND LECTURES NCUACS 28.4.91/C.1 - NCUACS 28.4.91/C.95

 

SECTION D CORRESPONDENCE NCUACS 28.4.91/D.1 - NCUACS 28.4.91/D.32

 

SECTION E BIOGRAPHICAL NCUACS 28.4.91/E.1 - NCUACS 28.4.91/E. 7

 

INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS AND ORGANISATIONS

 

For his contributions to the mathematical analysis of the dynamics of fish populations and commercial fisheries Gulland was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1984. He was awarded honorary degrees by the universities of Rhode Island and Helsinki and in 1990 received the American Fisheries Society Award of Excellence. Gulland died on 24 June 1990.

 

The material is presented in the order given in the List of Contents. The collection comprises correspondence and papers from Gulland's period as Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London, 1984-90.

 

Section A, Publications, is chiefly drafts by Gulland, some unpublished, with related correspondence. It includes documentation relating to Gulland's work as editor of the second edition of the book Fish Population Dynamics. There is also a sequence of editorial correspondence relating principally to journals for which Gulland acted as a member of the Editorial Board and as referee.

 

Section B, Consultancies, consists of material relating to six organisations for which Gulland acted as consultant or advisor. These include the European Community which Gulland advised on fishing fleets for the 1992-96 Multiannual Guidance Programme, and the Canadian Government for whom Gulland acted as consultant on a number of projects, most notably the Royal Commission on Seals and the Sealing Industry in Canada.

 

Section C, Visits, conferences and lectures, consists chiefly of papers documenting some of the many overseas visits made by Gulland after his departure from the FAO, among them a visit to Antarctica in 1985 for a conference on the Antarctic Treaty.

 

Section D, Correspondence, is the contents of Gulland's correspondence files for the period 1984-90. Papers relating to references and recommendations have been removed from the sequence and presented in a separate subsection which is subject to restricted access.

 

Section E, Biographical, is very slight. It includes a number of photographs of Gulland.

Held by: Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Administrative History:

John Alan Gulland was born in Hurstbourne Priors, Hampshire, on 16 September 1926. He was educated at Marlborough College and, following wartime service in the Royal Navy, Jesus College Cambridge where he read Mathematics. In 1951 he joined the Fisheries Laboratory at Lowestoft working on the calculation of fish populations. He remained at Lowestoft until 1966 when he joined the Fisheries Department of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation based in Rome. He took early retirement in 1984 as Chief of the Marine Resources Service and moved to Imperial College London as Senior Research Fellow for Environmental Technology, working in Dr J. Beddington's Renewable Resources Assessment Group.

 

Gulland served as consultant to a number of overseas and international fisheries management organisations, including the International Whaling Commission for which he was an advisor 1964-86. This association had begun a year earlier in 1963, when Gulland was one of four scientists (the 'Group of Four') asked to investigate the impact of whaling on stocks of blue whales. The report of the Group resulted in a ban on the hunting of blue whales in 1965. He also served on the Canadian Royal Commission on Seals and Sealing 1984-86 which assessed the impact of the annual seal cull on seal populations.

Creator Names:
  • Gulland, John Alan, 1926-1900, scientist
Immediate Source Of Acquisition:
  • The papers were received in May and September 1991 from Mrs F. A. Gulland

Conditions of access:

NOT ALL THE MATERIAL IN THE COLLECTION IS YET AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION.

 

ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO:

 

THE COLLEGE ARCHIVIST

 

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

LONDON

Note:

Compiled by Timothy E. Powell and Peter Harper

 

The work of the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, and the production of this catalogue are made possible by the support of the following societies and organisations:

 

E P Abraham Cephalosporin Fund

 

The British Library

 

British Telecom plc

 

The Geological Society

 

The Institute of Physics

 

The Royal Society

 

The Royal Society of Chemistry

 

The Society of Chemical Industry

 

The Wellcome Trust

 

The Wolfson Foundation

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

We are very grateful to Mrs Gulland for making the material available and for her advice and encouragement.

 

T. E. Powell

 

P. Harper

 

Bath 1991

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