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Papers of Peter Ward and Michael Fogden relating to the Centre for Overseas Pest Research


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Comprises data sheets of the Centre for Overseas Pest Control's Quelea Control Program.


  • 1968-1974


0.66 Linear metres (6 physical shelfmarks)

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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15474/1, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. 15474/1-6

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15474


Papers of Pater Ward (1934-1979), ornithologist, and Michael Fogden (fl 1963-present), research biologist, photographer and writer, relating to the Centre for Overseas Pest Research

Biographical / Historical

The Centre for Overseas Pest Control was formed in 1971, following the expansion of the remit of the Anti-Locust Research Centre to include more general aspects of pest management. In the early 1980s, it was amalgamated with the Tropical Products Institute to become the Tropical Development Research Institute, which in 1988 moved to Chatham and joined with the Land Resources Development Centre, becoming the Overseas Development Natural Resources Institute, which since 1990 has been known as the Natural Resources Institute.

For further information see:

History, The Natural Resources Institute [ accessed 28 January 2019]


Material arranged as received from the Alexander Library of Ornithology.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.

Related Materials

See also papers of Peter Ward (MSS. 15473/1-11).

Further papers of and relating to the Centre for Overseas Pest Control, in particular the Quelea Research Unit, not forming part of this collection are held by the Natural History Museum in London.
Catalogue of the papers of Peter Ward and Michael Fogden relating to the Centre for Overseas Pest Research
Finding aid prepared by EAD version by Francesca Alves

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom