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Andrew Hutchinson fonds
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- Hutchinson, Andrew Henderson
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5.8 m of textual records and other materials.
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A.H. Hutchinson was born in York Mills, Ontario. He obtained his B.A. and M.A. in Education and Biology from McMaster University and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1915). Hutchinson came to the University of British Columbia in 1917 as assistant professor and acting head of the Department of Biology. Beginning in 1921, he served as head of the Department of Botany until 1939, when he became head of the reorganized Department of Biology and Botany. Hutchinson continued in this capacity until his retirement in 1954 although he remained as a special and honourary lecturer for another three years. His pioneering work in marine biology laid the foundations for UBC's Institute of Oceanography.
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Fonds consists of course materials, correspondence, subject files, reports, clippings, printed material, and index cards, relating to Hutchinson's work with the UBC Department of Biology and Botany. The fonds reflects his research interests which included studies of conifers, forest ecology and tree genetics, particularly of the Douglas fir; to a limited extent his personal life is also documented. The fonds also includes approximately 3,600 photographic negatives and prints (most black and white, some in colour), 1,200 lantern slides, and some transparencies. The photographs are mainly microscopic images of plants and trees in British Columbia, Mexico, Cuba, Florida and South Africa in the early part of the twentieth century. There is also a photograph album accompanying Hutchinson's report Grazing Lands in British Columbia. Finally, there are a number of maps, charts, and diagrams, which are listed and stored separately.
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There is a separate listing of the fonds' maps, charts and diagrams in the UBC Special Collections Map Inventory.
BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-116
Includes 3 photographic prints, 58 maps, charts, and diagrams, and 1 album with 57 photographs.
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Last revised 27 May 2011.