Fonds SC145 - Sir Gavin de Beer fonds

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Sir Gavin de Beer fonds

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CA UVICARCH SC145

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  • 1932 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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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.

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The fonds consists of three letters from Cornelius Ubbo Ariens Kappers to Dr. de Beer about the anatomy of the vertebrate head. Ariens Kappers was a professor in Amsterdam, Holland.

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sir-gavin-de-beer-fonds-2

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Revised by JF, August 9, 2013.

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  • English

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