Martin Adamson papers
SC1

Summary Information

Repository
The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies
Creator
Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth
Title
Martin Adamson papers: from the D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson Collection,
ID
SC1
Date
1923-1945.
Extent
1.0 Linear feet
General Physical Description note
(1 box, 106 items)
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

Martin Adamson papers. The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Biographical/Historical note

Alastair Martin Adamson was born in Scotland in 1901 and trained in zoology at the University of St. Andrews. On completion of his studies, he was appointed Assistant in Zoology to Professor D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson at St. Andrews and they developed a life-long friendship. In 1933 he was apppointed Senior Lecturer and head of the Department of Entomology of the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture (ICTA), St. Augustine. While on staff at ICTA he obtained his Ph.D Degree from the University of California and was promoted to the rank of Professor. He served on the staff of ICTA until his death in 1945.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of mainly letters from Adamson to Thompson. In a few instances there are replies from Thompson and from institutions with which Adamson was in contact. Four of Adamson's publications and two photographs are included.

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Arrangement note

Arranged by form of material.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies

St. Augustine Campus
868-662-2002 Ext.82132

Custodial History note

The collection is part of the D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson Collection held at the University of St. Andrews Library from which The University of the West Indies bought the photocopies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased from the University of St. Andrews Library, Scotland in 1985.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad and Tobago).

Subject(s)

  • College teachers

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Other Finding Aids note

Rouse-Jones Margaret D. and Hazel Hazzard-Samuda, The Martin Adamson papers (from the D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson Collection) : a descriptive inventory (Main Library, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, 1993).

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Collection Inventory

Photographs 

Copy of a photograph of Martin Adamson. 

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1

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Correspondence 

Letter to D'Arcy Thompson from David Burt, 15 May 1927 - 20 June 1927. 

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2

Financial assistance from England, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. 14 July 1923-7 July 1924. 

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3

Job application to "Discovery" Committee, 6 July 1926-31 Dec. 1926 

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4

Summer vacations, 4 July 1923-22 Aug. 1925. 

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5

California/Pacific Islands research, 28 Sep 1926-23 Dec 1927 

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6

California/Pacific Islands research, 12 Jan 1928- 10 Dec 1928 

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7

California/Pacific Islands research, 16 March 1929-22 Dec 1929 

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8

California/Pacific Islands research, 30 Apr. 1930-25 July 1931. 

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9

California/Pacific Islands research, 5 Jan 1932- 10 Dec 1932 

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10

California/Pacific Islands research, 18 Jan 1933-25 Feb 1933 

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11

Application for lectureship at the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad 6 May 1933-31 July 1933 

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12

Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture (ICTA), 12 Jan 1934-30 Sep 1934 

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13

Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad (ICTA), 30 march 1935-26 Oct. 1936 

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Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad (ICTA), 12 June 1937-12 Dec 1938 

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15

Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad (ICTA), 5 July 1939-1 Oct 1940 

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Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad (ICTA), 28 July 1942-16 April 1944 

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17

Illness and death, 10 Apr. 1945-5 may 1946 

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18

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Publications 

Folder
19

L. Berland. 'Resherches entomologiques faites aux iles marquises par Mumford et Adamson." Compte Rendu Sommaire des Seances de la Societe de Biogeographie, no. 76, July 1932. 

Entomological Researches in the Marquesas Islands. with E.P. Mumford. [Paper] read at the International Congress of ENtomology, Paris, July 1932. 18p iv. 

"The Work of the British West Indies plant Quarantine Station from 1934 to 1939." with R.E.D. Baker in Tropical Agriculture, Vol 17, 1940, pp 4-5. 

"A Second Report on the Termites of Trinidad, British West Indies", Tropical Agriculture, Vol 17, 1940, pp 12-15. 

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