CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3621
TitlePaul Egerton Weatherley, University of Aberdeen Regius Professor of Botany: papers
Date1939 - 1981
Extent4 boxes: 1.32 linear metres
Creator NamePaul Egerton Weatherley (1917 - 2001), F.R.S., botanist, Regius Professor of Botany, later, Plant and Soil Science, University of Aberdeen
Administrative HistoryPaul Egerton Weatherley, F.R.S., was Regius Professor of Botany, later, Plant and Soil Science, at the University of Aberdeen from 1959 until his retirement in 1981. His appointment as Fellow of the Royal Society was due in part to his innovative work on the construction and use of a climatological wind tunnel to study transpiration in plants, work which he began at Nottingham University and developed during his time in Aberdeen. His other main research interest was translocation of food substances in the phloem.
Custodial HistoryThe records remained in the department of Plant and Soil Science after Professor Weatherley's retirement in 1981.
SourceDeposited in the University in Jan 2000, by Dr Richard P.C. Johnson, Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Aberdeen
DescriptionPersonal papers of Regius Professor Paul E. Weatherley, comprising a copy of his PhD dissertation, Studies in the Water Relations of the Cotton Plant (Keble College, Oxford, n.d.); small volume of records relating to his early work in the tropics, including work on mycological topics, 1939 - 1941 and n.d.; plans and records of the construction and use of the climatological wind tunnel in Aberdeen and Nottingham, including details of grant applications, architect's drawings and related correspondence, 1954 - 1966; correspondence re. his move from Nottingham to Aberdeen, 1959; typescript copy of inaugural lecture at the University of Aberdeen, Pursuit of Botany, 1959, and hand-written notes for first-year undergraduate lectures, 1968 - ; copies of his own published works, 1947 - 1965; copies of other publications mainly relating to his work on water relations, c 1950 - 1981; copies of 3 PhD theses on the use of the wind tunnel, supervised by him, 1962 - 1968; various addresses given by him to graduation ceremonies at the University of Aberdeen, the Society of Experimental Biology, and others, 1970s.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
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