Torkel Weis-Fogh: Scientific Papers and Correspondence
Scope and Contents
The collection is comprised of a small amount of biographical material (with very little personal materials), materials covering Weis-Fogh's work on locust flight up to his 1958 discovery of resilin, materials related to his research in Copenhagen and Cambridge, some items pertaining to Weis-Fogh's lectures, addresses, and publications, as well as his participation in conferences, visits and lecture tours, and a selection of professional correspondence in English, Danish, German and Swedish.
Conditions Governing Access
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
30 archive box(es) (30 boxes)
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Other Finding Aids
This is an abbreviated record. A full online catalogue, created by NCUACS, is available on the National Archives website at http://tinyurl.com/weis-fogh
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Weis-Fogh's papers were received from the Department of Zoology, by courtesy of Dr. D.A. Parry, Head of the Department, in instalments during 1978 after the removal of departmental material or that related to continuing research projects. This meant that Weis-Fogh's ordering, especially of the later correspondence, had been broken and there are some omissions (see especially Section D).
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