Brooks, Frederick Tom, 1882-1952 ((Professor of Botany, University of Cambridge 1936-48))
- Existence: 1882 - 1952
Member of the Botany Department in the University of Cambridge from 1905 onwards, was Professor of Botany from 1936 to 1948. Served as honorary secretary for the fifth International Botanical Congress held in Cambridge in 1930.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Abstracts of Communications (328 pages, CUP 1930), offprints of reports of three discussions, and notification of forthcoming publication of Report of Proceedings.
Papers concerning accommodation, including letter to potential private providers of accommodation, circulars for guests at Pembroke and King’s Colleges, cards informing members of the accommodation assigned to them, and list of local addresses of members.
Printed papers concerning preparations for the Congress, including preliminary notice, booking form, samples of stationery, preliminary and final programmes, list of members of the Congress to 30 April 1930, with supplementary lists, two examples of the identity badges worn at the Congress, and memoranda of arrangements for the welcoming of members.
Press cuttings reporting the Congress, all apparently from Cambridge newspapers, 16-23 August 1930.
Papers concerning special events, including reception at the Imperial Institute, London, reception at St John’s College, organ recital at King’s, luncheon at Magdalene, honorary degree ceremony, dinner at Trinity, excursions to Wicken Fen, Breckland and Kew, and exhibitions at the Natural History Museum and the Linnean Society.
Papers concerning transport, including letter enclosing railway voucher, notices of special trains between London and Cambridge, luggage labels, and pass and timetable for private bus service between Girton College and Downing Street.