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Records of George Clifford Evans relating to the teaching of Botany, 1902 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/GCEV

Scope and Contents

The record relate to teaching and staff.


  • 1902 - 1973


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Biographical / Historical

George Clifford Evans was born in 1913. He lived in Germany at various times between 1933 and 1939, and studied at the Botanical Institute of the University (Giessen). He held the following University positions while a fellow of St John's College: 1937-46 Plant Physiology, Demonstratorship; 1946-77 Plant Physiology, Lectureship; 1977-79 Experimental Ecology, Readership (resigned 1979). A centenary history of the Plant Science in Cambridge is online at


3 archive box(es) : paper, photograph

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers, assembled by G.C. Evans, were found during the clearance of the house of Oliver Rackham (d. 2015), Fellow of Corpus Christi College, in December 2015. They were presented to the University Archives by Kate Williams, Secretary, Corpus Christi College, on 7 January 2016.

Related Materials

The majority of Evans's papers are at Churchill College, Cambridge (reference: EVNS). For further records relating to teaching and research in Botany, see the archives of the Botanic Garden (classmark: UA BG).


This catalogue was completed in May 2016.


Evans, George Clifford (1913-2006), ecologist

Finding aid date

2016-05-24 11:24:16+00:00

Repository Details

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