Hutchinson, Sir Joseph Burtt, 1902-1988 (Knight, geneticist and agriculturist)
- Existence: 1902 - 1988
After a career as a plant geneticist in Trinidad, India, Sudan and Uganda, Sir Joseph Hutchinson returned to Cambridge in 1957 as Drapers' Professor of Agriculture and fellow of St. John's College (of which he had been an undergraduate). He held the Drapers' chair until the School of Agriculture was closed in 1969, and continued to live in Cambridge until his death in 1988.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Letters and related items, mostly addressed to the editors of the Cambridge Review, and predominantly to Peter Hawkes. Some letters were intended for publication; most of the others concern the contribution (or otherwise) of articles and book reviews.
The material catalogued below mostly dates from the period of Hutchinson's retirement, and relates to his interest in the early history of agriculture in Britain, Greece and the Indian sub-continent.