Papers and correspondence of Charles Sutherland Elton, 1900-1991 1910-1991
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Charles Sutherland Elton was born on 29 March 1900. He read zoology at New College, Oxford, graduating in 1922. An interest in natural history had been stimulated by his participation in the Oxford University Spitsbergen expedition (leader Francis Jourdain) in 1921, organized to conduct mainly ornithological work along the north-west coast of Spitsbergen and to attempt to sledge across the ice cap of central Spitsbergen. In 1923, Elton was appointed chief scientist on the Merton Col...