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The Papers of Sir Vincent Wigglesworth

Title The Papers of Sir Vincent Wigglesworth
Reference GBR/0014/WIGG
Creator Wigglesworth, Sir Vincent Brian, 1899-1994, Knight, Entomologist
Covering Dates 1923–1990
Extent and Medium 50 boxes
Repository Churchill Archives Centre
Content and context

Vincent Wigglesworth was born in 1899. In 1928 he married Mabel Semple (died 1986) and they had three sons and one daughter. During World War I Wigglesworth served in France (1917-1918) he then went on to study at Caius College, Cambridge, 1922 -1924. In 1926 he became Lecturer in Medical Entomology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He followed this with Reader in Entomology at the University of London, 1936 - 1944, and Reader in Entomology at the University of Cambridge, 1945 -1952. He was also Director of the Agricultural Research Council Unit of Insect Physiology, 1943 - 1967, and Quick Professor of Biology at the University of Cambridge, 1952 - 1966. Wigglesworth was knighted in 1964. He lectured to and received honours from universities around the world as well as serving on many public and academic bodies. He died in 1994.

This collection mainly consists of reprints of Wigglesworth's papers and protocols covering his research into insect physiology throughout his career. There are also diaries and photographs of Wigglesworth's research visits to West Africa, 1928, and the Indian sub-continent, 1934 - 1935.

Professor Wigglesworth deposited his papers at Churchill Archives Centre in April 1989. Further papers were deposited by the Department of Zoology, Cambridge University, in 1992.

This collection is owned by Churchill College.

Access and Use

Apart from some files in section 9 (clearly marked in the catalogue) the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Please cite as Churchill Archives Centre, The Papers of Sir Vincent Wigglesworth, WIGG

Further information

The collection has been catalogued and copies of the catalogue are available at Churchill Archives Centre and The Historical Manuscripts Commission.

This collection (fonds) level description was produced by Louise King of Churchill Archives Centre in August 2004 using information from the existing paper catalogue (1989).

Index Terms
Wigglesworth, Sir Vincent Brian (1899-1994) Knight, Entomologist
Churchill/WIGG contains:
1 Scientific Reprints. These publications, both solo and collaborative, were collected and numbered by Wigglesworth.
284 files.
2 Protocols. The contents include work on the following: cockroach digestion, Glossina, hatching of eggs, Rhodnius, fleas, mosquitoes and louse behaviour.
97 files.
Oct 1926–1968
3 Unpublished Lectures, Talks and Articles. The subjects of these papers for the BBC, Harvard University and the Sorbonne, amongst others, include the Rhodnius, growth hormones, and metamorphosis.
56 files.
4 Diaries. These cover Wigglesworth's expeditions to West Africa, Nigeria, the Gold Coast, Sierra Leone, North India, Burma, Malaya, Java, Ceylon, South India, USA, Canada and East African Research Institutes. Some of the diaries include photographs.
4 files.
Jan 1928-Oct 1965
5 Correspondence. Letters sent by Wigglesworth to his wife from his expeditions and other trips abroad. The letters were sent from places including West Africa, India, Copenhagen, Berlin, USA, Canada and Australia.
7 files.
6 Personal Papers. These files contain Wigglesworth's CV, a list of scientific publications as well as cuttings, honours and letters about awards.
3 files.
7 Photographs. This series actually contains negatives of photographs. The images are from Wigglesworth's trips to West Africa, India and Malaya.
6 files.
8 Published Works. These publications are mainly about insect physiology and hormones.
7 files.
9 Scientific Correspondence. The files are arranged alphabetically by surname. As well as individuals there is correspondence with organisations and publishers.
104 files.

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