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Papers of PROFESSOR HAROLD MUNRO FOX, F.R.S. (1889 - 1967)


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Reference CSAC10474
Covering dates 1905 - 1968
Held by London University, Imperial College Archives
Extent 7 boxes
Creators Fox, Harold Munro, 1889-1967, scientist and zoologist
Note Listed by Jeannine Alton and Harriot Weiskittel

Administrative history:
Summary of the career of Professor Fox.
b.1889 (at birth Harold Munro Fuchs; the form 'Fox' was used during service in the 1914- 18 War, and adopted by deed poll).
1902 Brighton College
1908 - 11 Caius College, Cambridge (Senior Scholar)
1911 - 1912 Plymouth Laboratory
1912 Naples
1913 - 14 Lecturer in Zoology, Royal College of Science, London (now Imperial College
1914 - 18 War service in Balkans, Egypt, Salonika, Palestine
1919 - 23 Lecturer in Biology, Government School of Medicine, Cairo
1920 - 28 Fellow, Caius College
1924 Zoological Expedition to Suez Canal
1926 - 67 Editor, Biological Reviews
1927 - 41 Professor of Zoology, Birmingham University
1931 Married Natalia Lvovna Mertens
1937 Fellow of the Royal Society
1941 - 55 Professor of Zoology, Bedford College, London
1950 - 53 President, International Union of Biological Sciences
1953 - 56 Fullerian Professor of Physiology, Royal Institution
1955 - 67 Emeritus Professor, Bedford College, London
Research Assistant and Fellow, Queen Mary College, London
1959 Gold Medal, Linnean Society
1966 Darwin Medal, Royal Society

Contents:
The papers cover the years 1905 - 1967.
Professor Fox was an accomplished linguist; French, German and Italian, as well as English, are used in the notebooks, lectures and correspondence; an appropriate indication is given in the handlist.
All notebooks and lectures are manuscript with the exception of the scripts of Professor Fox's broadcast talks to schools.
I. Biographical 1 - 4
II. Notebooks and working papers 5 - 24
III. Broadcast talks to schools 25 - 30
IV. Lectures 31 - 50A
V. Publications 51 - 54
VI. Correspondence 55 - 71



I. Biographical  [no ref. or date]

7 items

I. Biographical  CSAC10474/1  1968

Contents:
Memoir, by J.E.Smith, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Vol. 14, 1968, 207 - 222

I. Biographical  CSAC10474/2  nd

Contents:
Misc. biographical material; photographs, menus and souvenirs of Brighton College, Caius College, Cambridge 1905 - 1911; social life in London 1936 - 55

I. Biographical  CSAC10474/3  1919, 1954-1957

Contents:
Misc. biographical material;
M.A.Cambridge, 1919
Letter of thanks on retirement, Bedford College, 1954
Letters of thanks for lectures as Fullerian Professor, Royal Institution etc. 1956 - 57

I. Biographical  CSAC10474/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
Honours, Appointments and Awards 1937 - 65
Membre correspondant, Société de Biologie, Paris 1937
Associé, Académie Royale de Belgique 1948
Membre correspondant, Société Philomathique de Paris 1945
Professor Emeritus, London 1954
Gold Medal, Linnean Society 1959
Fellow, Institute of Biology 1963
Doctor, Honoris Causa, Bordeaux (with presentation speech by Dr. Robert Weill and biographical sketch by Fox) 1965

II. Notebooks and working papers.  [no ref. or date]

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/5  1915, 1916

Contents:
'Army Book 152', inscribed 'H.M.F. Suez.Sept.1915' in front, geometrical theorems in Italian and French; at back, 'An Introduction to Mathematics by A.N.Whitehead. El Shatti, Suez. April 1916' and notes on books by Glazebrook, Soddy and others.

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/6  1924 - 25

Contents:
Suez Canal Expedition Oct.1924 to Jan 1925.
Photographs, journal, scientific observations.

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/7  [n.d.]

Contents:
17 Laboratory notebooks numbered I - XI by Munro Fox

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/7  1925 - 29

Contents:
I. Work on Chlorocruorin at Roscoff, Cambridge & Birmingham (pages numbered 1 - 99 + 8 unnumbered pages at end)

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/8  1931 - 34

Contents:
II Work on Spirographis at Banyuls, Birmingham, Tamaris, Naples

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/9  1934 - 37

Contents:
III. Work at Tamaris (fol.1-9, in French), Birmingham (fol.1-20), Kristineberg (fol.1-10), Birmingham (fol.1-24), Tamaris (fol.1-12, in French), Kristineberg (fol.1-16), Tamaris (fol 1-16 in French and English), Millport, Birmingham (fol.1-4)

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/10  1938 - 39

Contents:
IV. 'Pigment Lectures' on cover; inside, experimental observations Tamaris, Birmingham (in French and English)

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/11  1943 - 47

Contents:
V. Misc. expts. & observations on Daphnia, Oxygen Dissociation Curves, etc.

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/12  1947 - 49

Contents:
VI. 'Napoli, Agosto 1947. Chlorocruorin and Haemoglobin.' 'Partial Index' at end.

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/13  1949 - 52

Contents:
VII. 'Research Notes. August 1949 to September 1952.'; with place-index on front page and subject-index at end.

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/14  1952 - 54

Contents:
VIII. 'Research Notes. September 1952 to August 1954. Bedford College.'

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/15  1954

Contents:
IX. 'Research Notes. August 1954. Arcachon. Queen Mary College. Pallanza. Split.'

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/16  1960 - 65

Contents:
X. 'Book X. Ostracoda. Cladocera.' (in Italian, Russian, German, French), with related correspondence.

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/17  1965 - 67

Contents:
XI. 'Book XI.'

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/18  1966

Contents:
Small notebook. (dated 1966 by Mrs. Munro Fox)

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/19  n.d

Contents:
Notebook 'Richerche', notes and ideas for experiments.

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/20  1943 - 61

Contents:
Work on Daphnia.
Articles & bibliographies; notes on books read.
Correspondence with D.J.Scourfield 1943 - 49
Correspondence with Metropolitan Water Board, Chelsea Physic Garden, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew. 1961

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/21  n.d

Contents:
Misc. notes & working papers on Ostracods

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/22  1960 - 61

Contents:
Chirocephalus diaphanus. Correspondence following Fox's request for information in 'News for Naturalists.'

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/23  n.d

Contents:
Misc. working notes.

II. Notebooks and working papers.  CSAC10474/24  1942 -

Contents:
'Funny Names.'; notes on scientific nomenclature of plants & animals, & related correspondence.

III. Broadcast talks to schools, 1937 - 39.  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Typescript, some with MS. corrections

III. Broadcast talks to schools, 1937 - 39.  CSAC10474/25  1937

Contents:
Biology in the Service of Man: Term I
Biology and Food. 12 talks Sept. - Dec.

III. Broadcast talks to schools, 1937 - 39.  CSAC10474/26  1938

Contents:
Biology in the Service of Man: Term II
10 talks Jan - March

III. Broadcast talks to schools, 1937 - 39.  CSAC10474/27  1938

Contents:
Health. Talks for the Fourth Term.
12 talks Sept. - Dec.

III. Broadcast talks to schools, 1937 - 39.  CSAC10474/28  1939

Contents:
Biology in the Service of Man: Term II
10 talks Jan - March

III. Broadcast talks to schools, 1937 - 39.  CSAC10474/29  1939

Contents:
Biology in the Service of Man
Evolution. 8 talks May - June 1939

III. Broadcast talks to schools, 1937 - 39.  CSAC10474/30  1938 - 39

Contents:
'Funny letters about broadcasts'
(mainly attacking Fox's mention of Darwin and Evolution in his broadcasts; some appreciative.)

IV Lectures.  [no ref. or date]

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/31  1953 - 54

Contents:
ANNELIDA. Lectures, practicals, 'Extra Notes', 'Locomotion'

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/32  n.d

Contents:
BEHAVIOUR Lectures, practicals. Corresp: O.E.Lowenstein

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/33  n.d

Contents:
COLORATION Lectures, practicals

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/34  [n.d.]

Contents:
Cytological technique, Pharmacology, Biochemistry

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/35  1954

Contents:
FISHES Lectures, practicals. Corresp: H.W.Lissman

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/36  n.d

Contents:
GENETICS

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/37  n.d

Contents:
GEOLOGY

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/38  n.d

Contents:
HISTORY

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/39  n.d

Contents:
LUMINESCENCE

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/40  n.d

Contents:
MOLLUSCA

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/41  n.d

Contents:
MUSCLES Lectures, practicals, diagrams

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/42  n.d

Contents:
PARASITISM

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/43  n.d

Contents:
PHYSIOLOGY

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/44  n.d

Contents:
POLYZOA Lectures, practicals

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/45  n.d

Contents:
REGENERATION Lectures, practicals, diagrams

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/46  n.d

Contents:
STATISTICS Lectures, diagrams. Corresp: R.Whitney

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/47  1954

Contents:
VARIOUS
Oxygen and Life
Reminiscences of a Biologist
Microspectroscopy
The Moon and Life (2)
Life between the Tide Marks

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/48  n.d

Contents:
ZOOGEOGRAPHY Lectures, diagrams, drawings

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/49  1954 - 55

Contents:
Notes for practicals

IV Lectures.  CSAC10474/50  n.d

Contents:
'SUEZ' Lectures given at various places and dates. With photographs.

Lectures.  CSAC10474/50A  1947 - 63

Contents:
Lectures on colour in animals, respiratory pigments, blood, etc. (English, French, German, Italian)

V. Publications.  [no ref. or date]

V. Publications.  CSAC10474/51  1960

Contents:
'The Nature of Animal Colours' by H.Munro Fox and Gwynne Vevers, London, 1960. Revision copy with Ms corrections & notes.

V. Publications.  CSAC10474/52  1966

Contents:
'Les Ostracodes d'eau douce des environs d'Arcachon.'
Article submitted and accepted for publication in Bull. d.l.Soc. Zool. de France. Corrected typescript and correspondence (in French).

V. Publications.  CSAC10474/53  1967

Contents:
'More new and interesting cyprids (Crustacea, Ostracoda) in Britain.' (J.Nat. Hist.)
Ms left unfinished at Munro Fox's death and completed by J.Green and Barbara Gilchrist.

V. Publications.  CSAC10474/54  n.d

Contents:
Misc. publications - short notes, letters, obituaries etc.

VI. Correspondence.  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: Professor Fox's filing of letters by topic or correspondent has been preserved; unsorted letters have been put in date order where possible.


VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/55  1966 - 67

Contents:
Correspondence re Fox's S.R.C.grant for work on freshwater Ostracods

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/56  1963 - 66

Contents:
Comments on work and research projects.
(to be consulted only with written permission of the Archivist)

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/57  1957 - 66

Contents:
Biological Reviews
Includes Fox's history of Biological Reviews, 1956; Fox edited Biological Reviews from 1926 until his death.

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/58  1956 - 59

Contents:
With Frank Lambert

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/59  1953 - 58

Contents:
On Pigments

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/60  1962

Contents:
On Longevity in invertebrates

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/61  1962

Contents:
With Henri Gautier (in French)

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/62  1962 - 66

Contents:
With Dom Remack Rome O.S.B. (in French)

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/63  1962 - 66

Contents:
With T.Petkovski (in German)

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/64  1964 - 66

Contents:
From G.Fryer

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/65  1965 - 66

Contents:
With Mary Hazleton (Cave Research Group of Great Britain)

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/66  1966

Contents:
With Graziella Arrichini (in Italian)

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/66A  1956

Contents:
With colleagues in Yugoslavia

VI. Correspondence.  CSAC10474/67  1936 - 49

Contents:
Personal and scientific correspondence

VI. Correspondence  CSAC10474/68  1950 - 53

Contents:
personal and scientific correspondence

VI. Correspondence  CSAC10474/69  1954 - 58

Contents:
personal and scientific correspondence

VI. Correspondence  CSAC10474/70  1959 - 61

Contents:
personal and scientific correspondence

VI. Correspondence  CSAC10474/71  1962 - 70 undated

Contents:
personal and scientific correspondence

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