J. Percy Moore papers 1847-1963


J. Percy Moore papers 1847-1963

John Percy Moore (1869-1965) was a Professor of Zoology at the University of Pennsylvania from 1912 to 1939, an Assistant Curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences from 1902 to 1938, and held several positions between 1920 and 1956 at the Ludwick Institute, which offered free lectures and courses in the natural sciences. He was also a world recognized authority on leeches. During his career, Moore named six genera, 229 species, five subspecies and four varieties of polychaetous annelids, or segmented worms (Loi 1980). The J. Percy Moore papers document Moore's professional career as a zoologist, primarily his study of leeches and other annelids; educator; and biographer. The collection dates from 1847 to 1963 and consists of his specimen notes, sketches, photographs, 16 mm film, travel logs, and field notes related to his study of leeches and other annelids. The collection also contains materials related to his involvement with The Academy of Natural Sciences (ANSP) Board of Trustees, ANSP Library Committee, Ludwick Institute, Philadelphia Metropolitan Library Committee, American Philosophical Society Library Committee, and his report on mosquito control which he completed for the Bureau of Fisheries. In addition are Moore's lecture notes on various topics, most notably evolution and heredity; Moore's course notes; manuscripts and drafts of articles Moore wrote; professional correspondence with students and colleagues; correspondence on the progress of Joseph Leidy's biography; correspondence and research materials for Samuel George Morton and William Maclure biographies; and lantern slides, photographs and correspondence related to Moore's expedition in India in 1931 and 1932.

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