SECTION A NOTEBOOKS NCUACS 38.6.92/A.1 - NCUACS 38.6.92/A.49
SECTION B NOTES AND DRAFTS NCUACS 38.6.92/B.1 - NCUACS 38.6.92/B.36
SECTION C NATURE CONSERVANCY NCUACS 38.6.92/C.1 - NCUACS 38.6.92/C.16
SECTION D CORRESPONDENCE NCUACS 38.6.92/D.1 - NCUACS 38.6.92/D.4
SECTION E PHOTOGRAPHS NCUACS 38.6.92/E.1 - NCUACS 38.6.92/E.34
SECTION F MAPS NCUACS 38.6.92/F.1 - NCUACS 38.6.92/F.21
INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS
The collection is presented in the order given in the List of Contents. The collection as a whole provides good documentation of over forty years of research in Breckland ecology.
Section A, Notebooks, is the largest in the collection. Most date from Watt's work in the Breckland area from 1931 to the 1970s but there are also notebooks recording earlier research on the regeneration of British woodlands and a few from visits overseas, including a visit to Germany in 1931, also documented by a series of photographs (Section E), and a visit to the Sudan in 1965-66.
Section B, Notes and drafts, consists almost entirely of material relating to Breckland from 1931 (an early research proposal) to 1975. The largest single component of the section is the collected notes, data and correspondence for an article by Watt 'Rare species in Breckland: their management for survival', published in the Journal of Applied Ecology in 1971. There is also a little material from Watt's vist to the University of Colorado in 1963.
Section C, Nature Conservancy, principally documents Watt's service on the Breckland Committee of the Nature Conservancy from 1958, and his involvement with work carried out 1966-c.1970 by Mrs G. Crompton on collating the results of previous studies of Breckland.
Section D, Correspondence, is very slight.
Section E, Photographs, comprises a variety of photographic material 1931-73, principally relating to Watt's Breckland research. Of particular interest is a set of photographs taken by Watt on a visit to the heathland of north west Germany in 1931.
Section F, Maps, includes detailed plans of a number of the Nature Reserves in the area of Breckland in which Watt worked, including some of Lakenheath Warren, the site of most of his experiments and observations.
There is also an index of correspondents.