De Beer, Gavin, Sir, 1899-1972

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Sir Gavin (Rylands) de Beer was a Zoologist, born in London. He served in both world wars and between them graduated from Oxford, then taught there (1923-38). After World War II he was professor of embryology in London, and from 1950 to 1960 director of the British Museum (Natural History). His work refuted some early theories in embryology, and he went on to contribute to theories of animal evolution, as well as to historical problems such as the origin of the Etruscans.

From the description of Sir Gavin de Beer fonds. [1932]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 660202004

Epithet: Natural History Director British Museum

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001035.0x000369

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referencedIn Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. Ross Granville Harrison papers, 1820-1975 (inclusive), 1889-1959 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn George Gaylord Simpson Papers, 1918-1984 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Mack, James D. (James Decker), 1916-. Papers, 1961-1983. Lehigh University Libraries, Lehigh Libraries
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creatorOf Mack, James D. (James Decker), 1916-. Matthew Flinders, 1774-1814. Lehigh University Libraries, Lehigh Libraries
referencedIn Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975. Papers, 1899-1980. Rice University, Fondren Library
referencedIn Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975. Julian Sorell Huxley papers, 1899-1980. Rice University, Fondren Library
referencedIn Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. Ross Granville Harrison papers, 1820-1975 (inclusive), 1889-1959 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn John C. Greene Papers., undated, 1952-2005. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf De Beer, Gavin, Sir, 1899-1972. Sir Gavin de Beer fonds. [1932]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Bryher, 1894-. Bryher papers, 1812-1980 (bulk 1911-1978). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Julian Sorell Huxley papers MS 50., 1899-1980 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
referencedIn Bryher papers, 1812-1980, 1911-1978 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Ariëns Kappers, C. U. (Cornelius Ubbo), 1877-1946 person
associatedWith Bryher, 1894- person
correspondedWith Greene, John C. person
associatedWith Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. person
correspondedWith Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975. person
correspondedWith Huxley, Julian Sorell person
associatedWith Mack, James D. (James Decker), 1916- person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Simpson, George Gaylord, 1902-1984 person
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Portland, Dorset
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Birth 1899-11-01

Death 1972-06-21

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