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Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of CHARLES SUTHERLAND ELTON FRS (1900 - 1991)


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Reference NCUACS 39.1.93
Covering dates 1910-1991
Held by Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Extent 276 files
Source of acquisition The papers were received from C.S. Elton's widow, Mrs E.J. Elton, in March 1992.
Creators Elton, Charles Sutherland, 1900-1991, animal ecologist
Arrangement GENERAL INTRODUCTION
SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NCUACS 39/1/93/A.1-A.85
SECTION B NOTEBOOKS NCUACS 39/1/93/B.1-B.38
SECTION C EXPEDITIONS NCUACS 39/1/93/C.1-C.57
SECTION D FIELDWORK AND SURVEYS NCUACS 39/1/93/D.1-D.18
SECTION E CORRESPONDENCE NCUACS 39/1/93/E.1-E.78
Note Compiled by Peter Harper and Timothy E. Powell
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:
The Biochemical Society
The British Library
British Petroleum plc
The Geological Society
The Institute of Physics
The Royal Society
The Royal Society of Chemistry
The Society of Chemical Industry
The Wellcome Trust
We are very grateful to Mrs Elton for making the papers available, and for advice and encouragement.

Administrative history:
Charles Sutherland Elton, the father of English animal ecology, was born in Manchester and educated at Liverpool College and New College, Oxford graduating with first class honours in zoology in 1922. Elton's interest in natural history was inspired by his elder brother Geoffrey and he devoted his career at Oxford University to turning natural history into the science of ecology, applying the scientific method to studying the lives of animals in their natural habitats and interrelationships with their surroundings. In 1921, while still an undergraduate, he acted as assistant to Julian Huxley on an Oxford University expedition to Spitsbergen, making an ecological survey of local animal life, a project he continued on three subsequent Arctic expeditions in 1923, 1924 and 1930. In 1927 he published his classic work Animal Ecology, outlining important principles of ecological studies such as food chains and the food cycle, the size of food, niches and the 'pyramid of numbers'. His Arctic experience led to a biological consultancy with the Hudson's Bay Company, 1926-1931 which enabled him to study fluctuations in the populations of furbearing animals, and this in turn led to research on the fluctuations in Britain's mouse and vole populations. In 1932 Elton established his Bureau of Animal Population at Oxford which became a centre for the collection of data on variations in animal numbers and a research institute in terrestrial ecology. In the same year he became the founding editor of the Journal of Animal Ecology. In 1936 Oxford University appointed him Reader in Animal Ecology and Corpus Christi College elected him a Senior Research Fellow.
During the Second World War the Bureau was assigned to protect Britain's vital foodstuffs by finding effective methods of controlling rats, mice and rabbits, under the Agricultural Research Council. After the war Elton embarked on a comprehensive survey of animals and their interrelationships on Oxford University's Wytham estate, 1945-1967. On retirement he studied species diversity in tropical rainforest during several trips to tropical America. His interests in conservation and problems in the management of nature reserves led to much advisory work for the Nature Conservancy which was established in 1949. Among his later books were The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants (1958) and The Pattern of Animal Communities (1966).
Elton received many honours and awards in recognition of his contribution to ecology. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1953 and awarded the Society's Darwin Medal in 1970. He received the American Ecological Society's Eminent Ecologist Award (the first for a non-American) in 1961, the Linnean Society's Gold Medal in 1967, the John and Alice Tyler Award for Ecology in 1976 and the Edward W. Browning Award for Conserving the Environment in 1977. Elton died in Oxford in 1991.

Contents:
There is important biographical and autobiographical material, records of Elton's expeditions, fieldwork and surveys including photographs, his natural history notebooks, and correspondence.
Section A, Biographical and autobiographical, brings together records of Elton's career, honours and awards, publications, family letters, and the autobiographical writings of his later years and the material he assembled in connection with this activity. Amongst this assembled material are records relating to the Bureau of Animal Population, Elton's university teaching and his work for the Nature Conservancy.
Section B, Notebooks, presents a sequence of natural history notebooks which Elton kept for a period of over seventy years, 1914-1987. There are also two 'precis' notebooks from the 1920s used for notes on the literature, meetings of scientific societies, miscellaneous information and ideas, and the 'Corpus Christi Garden Book' which Elton kept, 1938-1945, during his Garden Mastership of the College.
Section C, Expeditions, presents records, principally diaries and photographs, of the four Arctic expeditions, 1921-1930, three visits to the Mols laboratory and nature reserve, Femmoller, Denmark, 1953-1962, and four visits to tropical America, 1965-1973. In respect of the 1921 Spitsbergen expedition, for which no contemporary diary of Elton's survives, Elton prepared, 1978-1983, a general account with photographs, in three volumes (ring-binders), specifically with archival deposit in mind.
Section D, Fieldwork and surveys, presents records of an ecological survey at Leckford, Hampshire, 1938-1939, and of ash bark beetle (Hylesinus fraxini) research carried out in Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire and at the Bureau of Animal Population, Oxford, 1948-1964. There are also seven photograph albums covering a wide range of locations and habitats including Leckford, Wytham Woods and Nature Conservancy areas, 1927-1963.
Section E, Correspondence, includes a small number of substantial exchanges with colleagues who began their research careers with Elton in Oxford, notably R.S. Miller, 1951-1989, and C. Overgaard Nielsen, 1952-1967. The exchange with P.W. Crowcroft, 1980-1990, is less substantial but relates to Crowcroft's history of the Bureau of Animal Population, Elton's Ecologists (Chicago University Press, 1991). Also of interest is Elton's correspondence with the Russian ecologist N.I. Kalabukhov and colleagues with whom he established contact in connection with the later work on the ecology of the tropical rainforest.



BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85  [n.d.]

CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.13  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.1  23 May 1919

Contents:
Commission 2nd Lieutenant Land Forces (Temporary) in Corps of Royal Engineers

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.2  1926-31


Related information: See also NCUACS 39/1/93/A.80.

Contents:
Hudson's Bay Company consultancy

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.3

Contents:
Murchison Grant, Royal Geographical Society, June 1929.
Fellowship, New York Zoological Society, 1931.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.4

Contents:
Senior Research Fellowship, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1936, 1951.
Honorary Fellowship, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1967.

Oxford University  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.5-A.7  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.5

Contents:
Appointments, reappointments, stipend, reports on periods of office.
1936.
1940-49.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.6  1950-59

Contents:
Appointments, reappointments, stipend, reports on periods of office.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.7  1962-63

Contents:
Appointments, reappointments, stipend, reports on periods of office.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.8  May 1940

Contents:
Request from the Admiralty for information about means of preventing and alleviating mosquito bites in north Norway, with Elton's reply

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.9

Contents:
Honorary Life Membership, Chicago Academy of Sciences, 1946.
Honorary Membership, The Wildlife Society, 1949.
Fellowship of the Royal Society, 1953.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.10

Contents:
Honorary Membership, British Ecological Society, 1960.
Eminent Ecologist Award, Ecological Society of America, 1961.
Linnean Gold Medal, Linnean Society of London, 1967.
Foreign Honorary Membership, American Academy of Sciences, 1968.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.11

Contents:
Honorary Membership, American Society of Mammalogists, 1973.
Tyler Ecology Award, 1976.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.12  1977

Contents:
Edward W. Browning Award

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.1-A.13/A.13

Contents:
Certificate of Appreciation, Ecological Society of America, 1982.
Honorary Fellowship, Institute of Biology, 1983.
Honorary Membership, American Society of Zoologists. 1985.

FAMILY  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.14-A.23  [n.d.]


Related information: See also NCUACS 39/1/93/A.39, A.78.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.14-A.23/A.14

Contents:
Oliver Elton, father. 1861-1945.
Four letters from Elton to his father, 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1938.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.14-A.23/A.15

Contents:
Letitia Maynard Elton, mother. 1865-1948
Five letters from Elton to his mother, 1925 (two), 1926 (three).

Geoffrey York Elton, brother  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.14-A.23/A.16-A.22  1893-1927

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.14-A.23/A.16-A.22/A.16

Contents:
Diary, 1910.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.14-A.23/A.16-A.22/A.17

Contents:
'The Pikelet'. Issue number one of magazine produced by G.Y. Elton, August 1912
Manuscript cover with contents list and manuscript paginated 8-15 'The Enemy's Country by Alumnunculus (G.Y.E.)'. The other contributions, as enumerated in the contents list, do not survive.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.14-A.23/A.16-A.22/A.18  1920

Contents:
Notebook used by G.Y. Elton for notes on fish culture, latest bibliographical reference

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.14-A.23/A.16-A.22/A.19

Contents:
Five letters from CSE to GYE, 1913-14, and two letters from GYE to CSE, 1913 and 1915
The letters are annotated by Elton, probably in connection with the preparation of his autobiography.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.14-A.23/A.16-A.22/A.20  1917-18

Contents:
Four letters from GYE in the army to CSE

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.14-A.23/A.16-A.22/A.21  1920-21

Contents:
Three letters from GYE to CSE, ?

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.14-A.23/A.16-A.22/A.22

Contents:
'GYE Fish Letters Screened and most discarded'. Contents of folder so inscribed: letter from the Trent Fish Culture Co. Ltd. to GYE, 1920 and four letters from GYE to CSE, 1920 and nd.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.14-A.23/A.23

Contents:
Soft cover 'work book' used by Elton for abstracts of family letters.

PUBLICATIONS  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.24-A.31  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.24-A.31/A.24

Contents:
Bibliographies

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.24-A.31/A.25

Contents:
Animal ecology, Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1927
Contract only.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.24-A.31/A.26

Contents:
Voles, mice and lemmings, Clarendon Press Oxford, 1942
Correspondence with Wheldon & Wesley Limited re facsimile reprint (1965), 1960, 1965, 1980, 1987.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.24-A.31/A.27

Contents:
The ecology of invasions by animals and plants, Methuen, London, 1958
Contract.
Correspondence re Polish edition, 1965, 1967.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.24-A.31/A.28

Contents:
The ecology of invasions by animals and plants, Methuen, London, 1958:
Proof copy. Inscribed 'CE copy (corrected)' and 'Proof copy, used to assemble extensions and analogous new data. But it does not have the Plates nor Index'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.24-A.31/A.29

Contents:
Pattern of Animal Communities, Methuen, London, 1966:
Contract

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.24-A.31/A.30

Contents:
Pattern of Animal Communities, Methuen, London, 1966:
Reviews.
Letters from readers.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.24-A.31/A.31

Contents:
Chapman & Hall Ltd.
Sales and royalties, 1975-89.

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.32

Contents:
'Small Adventures. A private record of the early life of Charles Sutherland Elton'.
45pp typescript notes which Elton began in 1955. The notes incorporate some family letters not subsequently kept by Elton.
Folder also includes:
'The Noble Art'. 5pp typescript, with letter congratulating Elton on his boxing for Oxford University, 4 December 1922.
'How are the Mice?', 5pp typescript. Elton explains that before the Second World War this was the only intelligent question about his work any Corpus Christi College don ever asked him. During the war the question was: how are the rats?

Notes, drafts and background material for the autobiographical 'Life and Scientific Work' Elton was preparing towards the end of his life  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82  [n.d.]

Contents:
His purpose is explained in a draft preface at A.36:
These notes are primarily intended as material for the construction of my obituary by the Royal Society, and secondly as a record for my family. They are not an autobiography as such, though they include more information than a scientific biography would require. Some of the information can be regarded as background, and some as being of possible interest to future explorers of the history of ecological research.
The material was found in Elton's binders and folders and where available his titles and inscriptions are reproduced in the catalogue entries.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.33, A.34

Contents:
'Life'. Contents of Elton's binder divided into two for ease of reference: narratives of family background, school, military training, student days, notes on his books, geological, meteorological and ecological interests, and on his brother Geoffrey, photographs.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.35

Contents:
'Life 1921'. Contents of ring binder so inscribed: manuscript account of 1921 Spitsbergen expedition, photographs.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.36

Contents:
'Introduction and general'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.37

Contents:
'Introduction (Materials)'.
Includes Elton's speech at 'Inaugural meeting of the Bureau of Animal Population in its new quarters..., 18 April, 1947'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.38

Contents:
'Photos for memoirs'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.39

Contents:
'Abstracts from family letters (relevant to Life History)'.

'Chronology data'.  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.40-A.42  [n.d.]

Contents:
3 folders.
Include correspondence and obituaries of colleagues.

'Department of Zoological Field Studies. Bureau of Animal Population'  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.43-A.46  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.43-A.46/A.43, A.44

Contents:
Diary of events, 1946-67. 2 folders.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.43-A.46/A.45

Contents:
Lists of research staff, etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.43-A.46/A.46

Contents:
Correspondence, 1976, 1980

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.47

Contents:
'The First 30 Years of the Bureau of Animal Population'.
The 'substance of a talk' on the history of the Bureau given by Elton, 14 February 1962. 17pp duplicated typescript privately circulated.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.48

Contents:
Samples of punched data cards designed by Elton and used at the Bureau.

'Teaching'  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.49-A.52  [n.d.]

Contents:
Lecture notes for Elton's courses on ecology and faunal history, various dates 1957-58 to 'last' ecology and faunal history [1966-67]. 4 folders.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.53

Contents:
'Animal Disease Squileries Influenza'.
Includes correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.54

Contents:
'Community Ecology'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.55

Contents:
'Ecological surveys & community structure'.
Includes abstract of talk by Elton 'What is an important species?' given at Glasgow University, May 1967, and correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.56

Contents:
'Evolution'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.57

Contents:
'Geology (polygons)'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.58

Contents:
'Matamek'.
Abstract of papers and discussions, Matamek conference on biological cycles held at Matamek Factory, Canadian Labrador, 23 July 1931
The abstracts etc were prepared for publication by Elton and include his own contributions.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.59

Contents:
'Misc. Ecological'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.59A

Contents:
Miscellaneous ecological.

'Nature Conservancy'.  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.60-A.62  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.60-A.62/A.60

Contents:
British Ecological Society report on Nature Conservation and Nature Reserves, October 1943.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.60-A.62/A.61

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re establishment of Nature Conservancy, 1946, 1948-49.
Includes invitation to serve, 9 December 1948, and text of Royal Charter.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.60-A.62/A.62

Contents:
Correspondence, 1956, 1964-68.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.63

Contents:
'Nature Conservancy matters'.
Correspondence and papers re destruction of roadside meadow-scrub community, toxic chemicals, and Wychwood, Oxfordshire, 1954, 1960-61, etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.64

Contents:
'Nature Conservancy Oxon-Berks Striping Survey'.
Correspondence and papers, 1950, 1952-53, 1956, 1962

'N.C. Memoranda & Reports'  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.65-A.68  1941-43, 1945

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.65-A.68/A.65  1941

Contents:
Wartime reports and memoranda on nature preservation in postwar reconstruction, etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.65-A.68/A.66  1942

Contents:
Wartime reports and memoranda on nature preservation in postwar reconstruction, etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.65-A.68/A.67  1943

Contents:
Wartime reports and memoranda on nature preservation in postwar reconstruction, etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.65-A.68/A.68  1945

Contents:
Wartime reports and memoranda on nature preservation in postwar reconstruction, etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.69

Contents:
'Non-Spitsbergen'.
Re yellow ants at Wytham Park, and re Combe Halt.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.70

Contents:
'Park Town Jungle'.
Elton's notes on the flora of Park Town, Oxford, prepared January 1974 and revised 1981.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.71

Contents:
'Population Cycles'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.72

Contents:
'Rachel Carson'.
Includes correspondence and obituary.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.73  1984

Contents:
'Sledge-dog/arctic fox epidemics'.
One letter only

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.74

Contents:
'Tropics'.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.75  1989

Contents:
'Vole work'.
Includes letter from D.H. Chitty

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.76

Contents:
'Wartime Rat/Mouse Work'.
Includes letter from Port of London Health Authority, 1946

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.77

Contents:
'Wytham Survey'.

Miscellaneous notes  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.32-A.82/A.33-A.82/A.78-A.82  [n.d.]

Contents:
Re family, Oxford Department, colleagues, expeditions, Hudson's Bay Company, natural history notebooks, etc.
5 folders.
Include a little correspondence.

OBITUARIES AND TRIBUTES  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.83-A.85  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.83-A.85/A.83

Contents:
Obituaries, 1991.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.83-A.85/A.84

Contents:
Reprint of A.C. Hardy's article 'Charles Elton' from 15th edition Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974.
Article by novelist Maggie Gee on 'Green Book Fortnight', Observer, 16 April 1989, referring to the work of Elton and his wife Joy, the poet, E.J. Scovell.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/A.1-A.85/A.83-A.85/A.85

Contents:
Special Elton festschrift number of Journal of Animal Ecology, February 1968.

NOTEBOOKS  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38  [n.d.]


Related information: See also NCUACS 39/1/93/A.81

Natural History notebooks  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.1

Contents:
'April-July 1914'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.2

Contents:
'Llanengan Aug. 11 - Sep. 1914'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.3

Contents:
'Marlborough, and Savenake Forest, 27 July - Aug - Sept 10 1915'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.4

Contents:
'Sept 1915 to May 1918'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.5

Contents:
'1919-1923' (Including Hollybush 1922)'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.6

Contents:
'June 1923 - April 1925'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.7

Contents:
'Hollybush July 1925'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.8

Contents:
'June 1942 - 21 May 1944'. No.1 of Elton's numbered series of natural history notebooks.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.9

Contents:
'22 May 1944 - 14 Oct. 1945'. No.2.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.10

Contents:
'1 Nov. 1945 - 30 Oct. 1946'. No.3.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.11

Contents:
'Nov. 1946 - 2 June 1948'. No.4.
The first entry is for 17 March 1947.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.12

Contents:
'June 1948 - 21 Aug 1949'. No.5.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.13

Contents:
'31 Aug. 1949 - 19 Aug. 1951'. No.6.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.14

Contents:
'31 Aug. 1951 - 18 Aug. 1953'. No.7.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.15

Contents:
'20 Aug. 1953 - 2 July 1954'. No.8.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.16

Contents:
'6 July 1954 - 8 Dec. 1955'. No.9.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.17

Contents:
'12 Jan. 1956 - 9 October 1956'. No.10.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.18

Contents:
'21 October 1956 - 16 April 1958'. No.11.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.19

Contents:
'17 April 1958 - 29 Oct. 1958'. No.12.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.20

Contents:
'2 November 1958 - 8 Sept. 1959'. No.13.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.21

Contents:
'12 September 1959 - 16 June 1960'. No.14.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.22

Contents:
'19 June 1960 - 9 Feb. 1961'. No.15.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.23

Contents:
'26 Feb. 1961 - 12 Oct. 1961'. No.16.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.24

Contents:
'26 Oct. 1961 - 22 April 1963'. No.17.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.25

Contents:
'26 April 1963 - 3 April 1965'. No.18.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.26

Contents:
'9 April 1965 - 5 June 1970'. No.19.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.27

Contents:
'7 June 1970 - 5 Jan 1975'. No.20
The first entry is for 12 June 1970.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.28

Contents:
'18 January 1975 - 22 June 1978'. No.21.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.29

Contents:
'25 June 1978 - 8 October 1982'. No.22.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.30

Contents:
'20 October 1982 - 11 August 1983'. No.23.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.31

Contents:
'13 Aug. 1983 - 22 July 1984'. No.24.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.32

Contents:
'24 July 1984 - 30 Sept 1985'. No.25.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.33

Contents:
'23 October 1985 - December 1987. No.26.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.1-B.34/B.34

Contents:
'Spring 2. Wytham Woods', 11 April 1944 - 21 August 1947

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.35

Contents:
Precis Notebook
No.2. 'Dec. 1921 to Dec. 1922'. Notes on the literature and meetings including Oxford Entomological Society and British Association.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.36

Contents:
Precis Notebook
No.4. In use c.1923-25. Notes on the literature, meetings including Oxford Bird Society, Ecological Society and British Association, miscellaneous information and ideas.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.37

Contents:
'Corpus Christi College [Oxford] Garden Book', February 1938 - August 1945.
Elton resigned from the Garden Mastership on 23 May 1945 but agreed to continue until 1 October 1945.
A carbon of Elton's letter of resignation is enclosed at the front of the notebook.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/B.1-B.38/B.38

Contents:
Early notebook, probably predating B.1, containing drawings and watercolours of fungi.

EXPEDITIONS  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57  [n.d.]

Spitsbergen 1921  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.1-C.6  [n.d.]

Account (prepared by Elton 1978-83) of the 1921 Oxford University expedition to Spitsbergen  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.1-C.6/C.1-C.3  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Elton prepared three typescript copies of his account, each in three ringbound volumes, two copies for deposit in the Norsk Polar Institutt, Oslo and the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, UK, respectively. The third (and original), which he retained in his own possession during his lifetime, is presented here.

Contents:
Elton's foreword (dated 1983) explains the background:
This Expedition was the first of three ventures from Oxford to the Spitsbergen archipelago (now known as Svalbard). They later inspired the foundation of the Oxford University Exploration Club in 1927. The Club undertook further expeditions to Spitsbergen, to other countries in the Arctic, and to many in lower latitudes. It is still (1983) very active. But no general account of the 1921 Expedition was ever published. I have written these notes in order to bring together as much as possible into one account, since most of the information, quite extensive in scope is to be found in widely scattered publications, or has not been published at all. The main theme in these Notes is the wide ecological survey done by V.S. Summerhayes and myself, but I have included remarks about other general aspects of the Expedition's work, with references by which anyone can find out more fully about them. It has not been easy to track down the biological work done by other expeditions since then, as that also has appeared in a very scattered form. I have noted such information as is known to me, and seems relevant to the extension or the interpretation of our own field studies. This account is therefore both a direct source of information, and a guide to many other sources, and certainly to all important work of the Expedition itself.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.1-C.6/C.1-C.3/C.1

Contents:
Foreword, list of contents, list of photographs; part 1: pp.1-63.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.1-C.6/C.1-C.3/C.2

Contents:
Part 2: pp.64-119.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.1-C.6/C.1-C.3/C.3

Contents:
Part 3: pp.120-180.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.1-C.6/C.4

Contents:
Lists of equipment.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.1-C.6/C.5

Contents:
Field notes made from Bergen to Tromso**Greek**, 2-7 June 1921.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.1-C.6/C.6

Contents:
Elton's abstract from F.C.R. Jourdain's manuscript diary of the 1921 expedition.
The original is in the Edward Grey Institute Library, Oxford.

Spitsbergen 1923  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.7-C.8  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.7-C.8/C.7

Contents:
Hardback notebook 'SZ 5' used by Elton for diary of expedition, 14 July - 5 September 1923. Paginated 1-281. List of equipment enclosed at rear.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.7-C.8/C.8

Contents:
Volume (in ring binder) of text (28 July 1923 only) and photographs with captions, prepared by Elton c.1978-83. Includes list of expedition members.

Spitsbergen 1924  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.9-C.13  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.9-C.13/C.9

Contents:
Hardback notebook 'SZ 7' used by Elton for diary of expedition, 14 June - 16 July 1924. Paginated 1-141. Enclosed at front is a note that his account of the journey, from Tromso home in 1923 'SZ VI' was 'NOT KEPT'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.9-C.13/C.10

Contents:
Hardback notebook 'SZ 8' used by Elton for diary of expedition, 16 July - 9 August 1924. Paginated 1-141. Enclosed at front is correspondence 1924 from T.G. Longstaff and 1980 with G. Macfarlane re his biography of H.W. Florey.
Longstaff was a member of the 1921 and 1923 expeditions; Florey was Medical Officer in 1924.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.9-C.13/C.11

Contents:
Hardback notebook 'SZ 9' used by Elton for diary of expedition, 9 August - 18 September 1924. Paginated 1-219 (not all used). Enclosed at front are notes of the fauna of the hold of the expedition ship Polarbjorn, 22 and 26 June 1924.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.9-C.13/C.12

Contents:
Bound volume comprising 'Diary of C.S.E. while on the Oxford University Arctic Expedition 1924'. Typescript with maps, plan of base camp etc. drawn by Elton. Inscribed on title page 'A personal version taken from the full diary, and given to my Mother'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.9-C.13/C.13

Contents:
Volume (in ring binder) of text and photographs with captions, prepared by Elton c.1978-83.

General Spitsbergen material  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.14-C.20  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.14-C.20/C.14

Contents:
'Newspaper cuttings' book. With contents list. Contents include correspondence various dates, 1921-32 and 1979-83, data, notes on the literature, printed material.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.14-C.20/C.15

Contents:
Correspondence 1972-73, 1980. Principally re obituary of Sir George Binney, expedition organiser and leader.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.14-C.20/C.16

Contents:
Correspondence 1979-85. Principally re Elton's preparation of narrative accounts of Spitsbergen expedition.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.14-C.20/C.17

Contents:
Brief correspondence 1979-80 re later Oxford University Spitsbergen expedition.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.14-C.20/C.18, C.19

Contents:
Photographs. 2 folders.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.14-C.20/C.20

Contents:
Album of photographs from the three Spitsbergen expeditions, compiled by Elton for his mother.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.21

Contents:
Canada 1928.
'Report of research work in Canada', with covering letter to Hudson's Bay Company, 28 November 1928.
Pages torn from jotter used by Elton for daily record, general notes on visit.

Lapland 1930  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.22-C.23  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.22-C.23/C.22

Contents:
Hardback notebook 'SZ 10' used for Vol.I of diary of Oxford University Lapland expedition, 28 June - 21 August 1930. Paginated 1-139. Enclosed at front is correspondence 1945 with Norwegian member of expedition, correspondence 1977 with Scott Polar Research Institute re preparing copy of diary for its archives and notes prepared by Elton to accompany the copy. Enclosed at back are 'Remaining pages which formed Vol.II (SZ 11)', 22-26 August 1930 paginated 1-18.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.22-C.23/C.23

Contents:
Volume (in ring binder) of text and photographs with captions, prepared by Elton c.1977

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.24

Contents:
North America 1938.
Typescript diary of visit to Canada and USA, 29 August - 17 October 1938. 36pp.

Denmark  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.25-C.32  [n.d.]

Contents:
Visits to Mols laboratory and nature reserve, near Femmoller, Jutland 1953, 1959, 1962.

Photograph albums  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.25-C.32/C.25-C.28  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.25-C.32/C.25-C.28/C.25  1953

Contents:
Photograph album

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.25-C.32/C.25-C.28/C.26  1959 (1)

Contents:
Photograph album

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.25-C.32/C.25-C.28/C.27  1959 (2)

Contents:
Photograph album

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.25-C.32/C.25-C.28/C.28  1962

Contents:
Photograph album

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.25-C.32/C.29

Contents:
Hardback notebook used for diary of visit to Mols, 19 May - 5 June 1953. Paginated 1-80.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.25-C.32/C.30

Contents:
Soft cover notebook used for diary of visit to Mols, 8-22 May 1959.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.25-C.32/C.31

Contents:
Soft cover notebook used for diary of visit to Mols, 14-23 September 1962.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.25-C.32/C.32

Contents:
Map of Mols nature reserve.

South America 1965  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.33-C.37  [n.d.]

Typescript diary with photographs of journeys in the West Indies, Brazil and Colombia, 11 June - 27 July 1965. 103pp + notes. 3 folders.  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.33-C.37/C.33-C.35  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.33-C.37/C.36

Contents:
Travel arrangements and funding.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.33-C.37/C.37

Contents:
Photograph album.

The Americas  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.38-C.43  1968

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.38-C.43/C.38

Contents:
Hardback notebook used for 'Diary Belém [Brazil] 21 July 1968 to Barro Colorado 1. Panama Canal Zone to Washington D.C. 14 Aug.'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.38-C.43/C.39

Contents:
Spiral back notebook labelled 'Belém S. America 1968. Notes dictated to J.E. [Mrs Joy Elton] by C.S.E.'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.38-C.43/C.40

Contents:
'Report by Mr Charles S. Elton on a research tour in the Americas while a Visiting Fellow to the Smithsonian Institution in 1968'. 108pp typescript + notes and photographs, memorabilia, correspondence, plant specimens.
Part 1 pp.1-63. USA - Brazil, 21 April - 1 June 1968. Enclosed at front are 4pp typescript headed 'Terry (T.D.) Pennington' and letter from Pennington at Belém, Brazil, 24 October 1965.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.38-C.43/C.41

Contents:
'Report by Mr Charles S. Elton on a research tour in the Americas while a Visiting Fellow to the Smithsonian Institution in 1968'. 108pp typescript + notes and photographs, memorabilia, correspondence, plant specimens.
Part 2 pp.64-108. Enclosed at front are manuscript notes: 'Belem 1968 Chronology index', 'Belem 1968 Operations index', etc. Enclosed at the back are plant specimens.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.38-C.43/C.42

Contents:
'B[arro]C[olorado]I[sland] Brasil 1968 Memos & Joy's [Mrs Elton's] notes'. Contents of binder so inscribed: 'Animal habitats and numbers in rain-forest', 'The significance of animal cover in biological surveys', 'Provisional note on the field layer in Mucambo Forest', etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.38-C.43/C.43

Contents:
Travel arrangements, funding.

Panama and Montserrat 1970  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.44-C.46  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.44-C.46/C.44

Contents:
Diary of journey to Panama and the West Indies, 1 October - 28 November 1970. 51pp typescript + notes and photographs. In binder.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.44-C.46/C.45

Contents:
Copy of preceding with 'Joy's [Mrs Elton's] notes' and plant specimens but without many of the photographs. In binder.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.44-C.46/C.46

Contents:
Travel arrangements, funding.

Panama and Montserrat 1973  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.47-C.50  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.47-C.50/C.47

Contents:
Diary of journey to Panama and the West Indies, 1 April - 23 May 1973. 60pp typescript + notes and photographs, memorabilia and a little correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.47-C.50/C.48

Contents:
Copy of preceding with Mrs Elton's notes but without many of the photographs. A little correspondence enclosed at front.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.47-C.50/C.49

Contents:
Photographs and specimens of flowers, fruits and leaves. In ring binder.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.47-C.50/C.50

Contents:
Travel arrangements, funding.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.51-C.57

Contents:
Soft cover notebooks used, with two exceptions (C.54, C.57), for lists of photographs taken on expeditions to the Americas.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.51-C.57/C.51  1965

Contents:
West Indies and South America
Vol.I.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.51-C.57/C.52  1965

Contents:
West Indies and South America
Vol.II.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.51-C.57/C.53  1968

Contents:
West Indies and South America

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.51-C.57/C.54

Contents:
'Joy [Mrs Elton] Field Notes at Belem May 1968'.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.51-C.57/C.55  1970

Contents:
Panama and Caribbean

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.51-C.57/C.56  1973

Contents:
Panama and Caribbean

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/C.1-C.57/C.51-C.57/C.57  1973

Contents:
Lists of clothes, equipment, maps, travel documents, etc.

FIELDWORK AND SURVEYS  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.1

Contents:
Leckford Ecology Survey 1938-39. Contents of Elton's binder: copy of report on soil survey of Leckford Estate 1932; correspondence various dates 1936-68; field records 1938-39.
The field records are introduced by an historical note by Elton:
Mr J. Spedan Lewis of Leckford, Hampshire, gave the Bureau [of Animal Population] a donation of £400, and asked in return that we should try and do some ecological research on his estate. The money actually was used to support D.H. Chitty's vole research (at Lake Vrynwy, etc.) but C.S. Elton and his wife, Mrs E J. Elton, undertook some periodic visits (19 February, 1938 to 1 April, 1939) to Sheep Drove. This was a mile-long double hawthorn hedge flanked in places by other scrub, with arable fields outside and a wide green trackway inside. All on chalk, except where it debouched onto a gravel area with scrub at the N. end. The Survey was an experiment in finding out if a useful community study could be done by collecting certain groups of animals selectively. It is still (1956) the only serious vertebrate and invertebrate animal ecological study ever made on the hedge system which covers thousands of miles of England. It was never completed, mainly because of the approach of War, and current vole research in 1939. Most of its useable specimens and records are being incorporated into the Ecological Survey of the Bureau, since few local data on hedge communities exist so far.

Ash Bark Beetle Survey  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.2-D.11  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.2-D.11/D.2

Contents:
Binder containing records of Elton's research in Wytham Woods and at the Bureau of Animal Population on the ash bark beetle (Hylesinus fraxini), 1948-53.
The first entry for 6 July 1948 explains how Elton came to be involved in a quantitative research on the Hylesinus fraxini.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.2-D.11/D.3

Contents:
Binder inscribed on spine 'C.E[lton] log work' and containing 'Ken Marsland's notes' on the ash bark beetle: notes on the literature, records of work, 1961-64, analysis of earlier work, 1949-50.
Marsland was Elton's laboratory technician.

Experimental records.  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.2-D.11/D.4-D.8  [n.d.]

5 folders.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.2-D.11/D.9

Contents:
Correspondence, 1949-64.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.2-D.11/D.10

Contents:
'Bark beetle talk', 11 October 1950.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.2-D.11/D.11

Contents:
Bibliographical references.

Photograph albums  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.12-D.18  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.12-D.18/D.12

Contents:
'B.A.P. General Ecology CN 201/6/1'.
Locations include Leckford, Wytham Woods, and Denmark. 1927, 1938, 1946-51.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.12-D.18/D.13

Contents:
'B.A.P. General Ecology CN 201/6/2'.
Mainly Nature Conservancy areas. 1948, 1954-57.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.12-D.18/D.14

Contents:
'B.A.P. General Ecology CN 201/6/3'.
Locations include Wychwood Forest, Wytham Woods etc. 1958-63.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.12-D.18/D.15

Contents:
'General 3. Nature Conservancy Visits 1956-57'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.12-D.18/D.16

Contents:
'General Photos 5. Habitats'. 1957-60.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.12-D.18/D.17

Contents:
'General Photos 6. Habitats (including some Nature Conservancy visits) 1961-62. Also (at end) Walberswick 1961'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/D.1-D.18/D.12-D.18/D.18

Contents:
'Wytham Area Habitats'. 1955, 1958-61.

CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78  [n.d.]

Crowcroft, P.W  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.1-E.2  1980-90

Administrative history:
Crowcroft came from the University of Tasmania to research at the Bureau of Animal Population, 1949-51. He was the author of a history of the Bureau, Elton's Ecologists (Chicago University Press, 1991). Much of the correspondence relates to the preparation of the history.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.1-E.2/E.1  1980, 1982-83

Contents:
Includes outline of proposed history and list of 'illustrations in hand'.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.1-E.2/E.2  1985-90

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.3  1965-66, 1970-71

Contents:
Downs, W.G.
Re tropical ecology.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.4  1983, 1987

Contents:
Duffey, E.A.G.
Duffey came from Leicester University to research at the Bureau of Animal Population, 1950-52. He subsequently made his career with the Nature Conservancy.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.5  1971-72

Contents:
Elton, R.A.
Elton's son Robert, a medical statistician working at the MRC Virology Unit, Glasgow.
Re statistical advice on tropical ecology paper.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.6  1971-73

Contents:
Foster, R.
Re tropical ecology.

Kalabukhov, N.I  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.7-E.9  1943-45, 1972-78, 1983-90

Administrative history:
Kalabukhov was a distinguished Russian ecologist who worked extensively on rodents. Elton corresponded and exchanged publications with Kalabukhov from about 1932 and the surviving letters are probably only a small part of the correspondence exchanged.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.7-E.9/E.7  1943-45

Contents:
Re wartime exchange of reprints, Elton's monograph Voles, mice and lemmings.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.7-E.9/E.8  1972-78

Contents:
Includes Elton's recommendation of Kalabukhov for appointment to Honorary Fellowship of the Zoological Society of London, 1975.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.7-E.9/E.9  1983, 1986-90

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.10  1980

Contents:
Kaplan, C.
Re virus matters in wild small rodents.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.11  1978, 1980, 1984-91

Contents:
Kawanabe, H.
Kawanabe was based at the Department of Zoology, Kyoto University, and translated a number of Elton's books into Japanese.

Miller, R.E  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.12-E.13  1969-86

Administrative history:
Richard Elton Miller was the son of Elton's colleague R.S. Miller (see below).

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.12-E.13/E.12  1969-73

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.12-E.13/E.13  1974-79, 1984, 1986

Contents:
Correspondence

Miller, R.S  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A  1951-89

Administrative history:
Miller came from the University of Colorado, Boulder to do D.Phil. research at the Bureau of Animal Population under Elton's supervision, 1949-51. He was awarded a research grant from the Nature Conservancy to work as Elton's research assistant on an investigation of animal communities in the Oxford area, 1951-52. He returned to Oxford to work at the Bureau, 1963-64. Miller made his career at the University of Saskatchewan and Yale where he became Professor of Wildlife in the Yale School of Forestry in 1967.

Contents:
Research and career.

'Notes passed between C.E. and R. Miller in 1951 while collaborating on a paper "The ecological survey of animal communities", J.Ecol., 1954'  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.14-E.18  [n.d.]

Contents:
Elton's folder so inscribed divided into five for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.14-E.18/E.14  September, October 1951

Contents:
'Notes passed between C.E. and R. Miller in 1951 while collaborating on a paper "The ecological survey of animal communities", J.Ecol., 1954.'

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.14-E.18/E.15  November 1951

Contents:
'Notes passed between C.E. and R. Miller in 1951 while collaborating on a paper "The ecological survey of animal communities", J.Ecol., 1954.'

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.14-E.18/E.16  December 1951, 'Summer' 1952

Contents:
'Notes passed between C.E. and R. Miller in 1951 while collaborating on a paper "The ecological survey of animal communities", J.Ecol., 1954.'

Undated drafts  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.14-E.18/E.17, E.18  [n.d.]

2 folders.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.19  1952 June-December

Contents:
The first letter from Elton to Miller after Miller's return to the USA opens with the following declaration: 'This is the beginning of that remarkable monthly series of letters to which our biographers will pay tribute, and which will mark the beginning of a further upward spiral of fertility in ecology'.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.20  1953 January-March

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.21  1953 April-June

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.22  1953 July-December

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.23  1954 January-May

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.24  1954 August-December

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.25  1955 January-June

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.26  1955 July-December

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.27  1956 February-May, August

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.28  1957 January-June

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.29  1958 January-November

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.30  1959 January-October, 1960 November

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.31  1961 May-December

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.32  1962 January-March, August, September

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.33  1963 January-August

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.34  1964 February-April, September-December

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.35  1965 March-June, November, December

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.36  1966 January-October

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.37  1967 January-May, September, December

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.38  1968 March-September

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.39  1969 March-December

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.40  1970 January, August, September

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.41  1971 January-November

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.42  1972

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.43  1973 February-November

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.44  1974

Contents:
Correspondence
Includes photographs.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.45  1975 January-September

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.46  1976 February-December

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.47  1977 February-October

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.48  1978 February-December

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.49  1979 February, May, November

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.50  1980 January-September

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.51  1981 January-November

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.52  1982-83

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.53  1984-89

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.14-E.53A/E.53A

Contents:
Curriculum vitae, miscellaneous biographical information.

Overgaard Nielsen, C  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.54-E.60  1952-67

Administrative history:
Overgaard Nielsen came from Denmark to research at the Bureau of Animal Population, 1950-52. He made his career at the Molslaboratoriet, Femmoller which Elton visited in 1953, 1959 and 1962. See C.25-C.31.

Contents:
Research, visits.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.54-E.60/E.54  1952 April-November

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.54-E.60/E.55  1953 June-December

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.54-E.60/E.56  1954

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.54-E.60/E.57  1955

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.54-E.60/E.58  1956-58

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.54-E.60/E.59  1959-61

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.54-E.60/E.60  1962-65, 1967

Contents:
Correspondence

Park. T.  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.61-E.63  1957-90

Administrative history:
Park came from the University of Chicago to research at the Bureau of Animal Population, 1948-49, and made his career in the Department of Zoology at Chicago.

Contents:
Research, publications, personal history.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.61-E.63/E.61  1957, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1975

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title or date]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.61-E.63/E.62

Contents:
'Recollections of Ocean Springs, 1911-1919'.
33pp typescript narrative account of Park's childhood in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, sent to Elton in 1982.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.61-E.63/E.63  1987, 1989-90

Contents:
Includes preface, introduction and table of contents only of transcript of Park's reminiscences for Oral History Program of University of Chicago Archives, and Park's foreword to P.W. Crowcroft's history of the Bureau of Animal Population, Elton's Ecologists.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.64  1971, 1989

Contents:
Prus, T.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.65  1966, 1968-73, 1978

Contents:
Robinson, M.H.
Robinson was based at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.
1966 item is Elton's notes of lecture by Robinson at Oxford Zoological Department on life in Panama monsoon forest.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.66  1982

Contents:
Rubinoff, I.
Rubinoff was Director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.67  1969

Contents:
Rzóska, J.
Rzóska came from the University of Poznan and worked at the Bureau of Animal Population, 1940-46. He was subsequently a scientific coordinator with the International Council of Scientific Unions International Biological Programme.
Re ecological rules in the management of nature.

Schindler  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.68-E.69  1965-84

Administrative history:
Schindler came from North Dakota State University in 1966 to research at the Bureau of Animal Population. He returned to the USA to a post at the University of Georgia.

Contents:
Research and career.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.68-E.69/E.68  1965, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1979

Contents:
Includes a paper on 'Charles Elton's influence on the balance of nature concept' prepared by one of Schindler's graduate students and sent to Elton in 1979.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.68-E.69/E.69  1980-84

Contents:
Correspondence

Trapido, H  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.70-E.72  1964-70


Related information: See NCUACS 39/1/93/C.33-NCUACS 39/1/93/C.37

Administrative history:
Trapido came from the Rockefeller Foundation to research at the Bureau of Animal Population, 1962-64. He returned to the Rockefeller Foundation laboratory at Cali, Colombia, subsequently moving to the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. Elton visited Colombia in 1965.

Contents:
Research, visit, career.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.70-E.72/E.70  1964-65

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.70-E.72/E.71  1965-67

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.70-E.72/E.72  1968-70, nd

Contents:
Correspondence

The Wildlife Trust  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.73-E.75  1977-78, 1981

Contents:
Correspondence with M.A. Ogilvie and M. Owen of the Wildlife Trust, Slimbridge re barnacle geese project including studies in Svalbard (Spitsbergen).

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.73-E.75/E.73  1977 March, April

Contents:
Includes background papers.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.73-E.75/E.74  1977 August, November

Contents:
Includes background papers.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.73-E.75/E.75  1978, 1981

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.76  1971-72

Contents:
Woodall, J.P.
Woodall was based at the Yale Arbovirus Research Unit, Yale University Medical School.
Re tropical field work.

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.77  1969-74

Contents:
Shorter scientific correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 39.1.93/E.1-E.78/E.78  1975-91

Contents:
Shorter scientific correspondence

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