MELLOR, James Eric Moulsdale
Introduction
James Eric Moulsdale MELLOR
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(i) Sudan service
(ii) Egyptian service
(iii) Cambridge University
2. Diaries, Memoirs, Trek Notes
3. Articles (Drafts)
(i) By Mellor
(ii) By others
4. Photographic Material
5. Maps
6. Miscellanea
7. Museum Objects
Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: MELLOR, James Eric Moulsdale
Dates of creation: 1912-1971
Extent: 2 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

James Eric Moulsdale MELLOR

(1890-1984)

1920-1922Assistant Entomologist to the Wellcome Research Laboratories, Khartoum
1922-1924 Curator of the Museum, Malvern College
1924-1930 Senior Entomologist to the Ministry of Agriculture, Egypt
1930-1936 Entomologist to the Cambridge University Horticultural Research Station


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
(i) Sudan service
(ii) Egyptian service
(iii) Cambridge University
2. Diaries, Memoirs, Trek Notes
3. Articles (Drafts)
4. Photographic Material
5. Maps
6. Miscellanea
7. Museum Objects
8. Printed Material

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(i) Sudan service
SAD.827/6/1-83
1918-1922
Working papers, reports and related correspondence concerning J.E.M. Mellor's work in attempting to reduce crop damage caused by sparrows in Dongola Province, including "a note on the food of certain birds shot in the Sudan during 1920 and 1921 (827/6/69-74)
SAD.827/7/1-61
1922-1925
Botanical notes: fish (827/7/1-29), the duck-billed platypus and echidna (827/7/30-31), the vegetative shoot (827/7/32-35), dispersal (827/7/36- 44,59-61), elementary botany (827/7/45-58)
(ii) Egyptian service
SAD.827/13/1-55
1926-1928
Papers concerning Mellor's work for the Egyptian Government: research on spiders (827/13/1-11), bees (827/13/12-36), and mutillids (827/13/37-47); internal memoranda of the Entomological Section (827/13/48-55)
SAD.831/1/1-53
1927-1928
Further papers concerning Mellor's work for the Egyptian Government: letters written by Mellor whilst travelling in Libya and near the Red Sea (831/1/1-10); Mellor's report on his official beekeeping visit to Palestine (831/1/11-32, 41-48, 52-53), with reports on sand-dune reclamation (831/1/33-40) and stock breeding (831/1/49- 51)
SAD.831/2/1-78
1927-1929
Further papers concerning Mellor's work for the Egyptian Government: report on the beekeeping sub-section expedition to the oasis of Baharia (831/2/1-55), including a letter written by Mellor (831/2/47-51) and a travel diary (831/2/52-55); letters and a report concerning locust control by means of aerial dusting (831/2/56-65)
SAD.831/3/1-14
1927-1929
Notes concerning insects, spiders and ticks sent for identification
SAD.831/3/15-63
1928
Report on the beekeeping sub-section expedition to the oases of Kharga and Dakhla
SAD.831/4/1-8
1928
Records of temperatures taken at the oasis of Baharia
English and Arabic
SAD.831/4/9-24
1928
Notes on locust control methods
SAD.831/5/1-65
1929
Further papers concerning Mellor's work for the Egyptian Government: reports relating to public hygiene in Alexandria, including one by Mellor on the subject of a preliminary fly and mosquito inspection (831/5/19-22)
SAD.831/6/1-58
1916-1929 (predominantly 1929)
Report by Mellor's on mosquitos breeding in Alexandria District (831/6/1-29) with relevant earlier reports (831/6/30-58)
SAD.831/7/1-53
[1930]
"Notes on certain diptera (muscoidea calyptratae) from Egypt, and an account of a preliminary experiment in the control of flies in sewage sludge" by Mellor (831/7/1-33), with working notes
SAD.831/8/1-17
1929-1930
Experiment book relating to the above report. Five photographs of the Gebel Asfar sludge beds are attached to 831/8/1:
SAD.831/8/13
sludge bed being levelled
SAD.831/8/14
pegs marked on the sludge bed
SAD.831/8/15
sludge running into the bed
SAD.831/8/16
trap left open
SAD.831/8/17
trap closed as the sludge settles
SAD.831/9/1-39
1929
Working notes concerning the experiments at Gebel Asfar
SAD.831/10/1-52
1929
Correspondence with colleagues concerning personal matters and research, especially the identification of specimens and pest control, with reports on the progress of work, including:
SAD.831/10/19-24
1929 Jun 20
Report from Mustafa Fahmi Yusuf to Mellor concerning beekeeping at Dakhla and Rashda
SAD.831/11/1-48
1930
Correspondence with colleagues concerning personal matters, progress reports and research, especially the identification of specimens. Enclosures:
SAD.831/11/34-35
1930 Feb/Mar
Mellor's report on the beekeeping sub-section for 1929-1930
SAD.831/11/43-47
[n.d.]
Summary of work done by Mellor in Egypt
(iii) Cambridge University
SAD.831/12/1-10
1931
Papers concerning Mellor's work at Cambridge: correspondence with colleagues concerning personal matters and research, especially the identification of specimens
2. Diaries, Memoirs, Trek Notes
SAD.827/8/1-61
1912-1913
Mellor's journal recording his travels in India and Egypt collecting mammals and studying folklore
SAD.827/9/1-102
1924, 1926-1927
Journal kept by Mellor containing a diary of his pilgrimage to the home of J.H. Fabre in France in 1924 (827/9/1-16); entomological observations made in Egypt (827/9/17-75,84-90) and Palestine (827/9/76-83)
SAD.827/10/1-109
1928 Jul-Sep
Journal, including entomological observations, kept by Mellor on his journey through East Africa: Zanzibar and Tanganyika
SAD.827/11/1-102
1928 Sep-Nov
East African Journal: Tanganyika and Kenya
SAD.827/12/1-102
1928 Dec-1930 Mar
East African Journal: Sudan and Egypt; also a copy of a letter concerning the identification of spiders (827/12/51-54), and notes concerning a camel ride across Sinai in search of locusts in 1930 (827/12/55-78)
SAD.831/13/1-4
[n.d.]
“Chance encounters and unforgettable moments” by Mellor
3. Articles (Drafts)
(i) By Mellor
SAD.831/12/11-17
[n.d.]
“Summer in Egypt”
SAD.831/12/18-20
1971
“Doomed insects of the White Nile”
SAD.831/12/21-24
1931
“Some insect-potters of the Sudan”
SAD.831/12/25-27
1928
“Queer diet in Uganda”
SAD.831/12/42-72
1932
“Notes from Zanzibar, Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda, and the Sudan (August-December, 1928)”
SAD.831/12/77-78
1933
“The use of blowflies (calliphora) in the pollination of onions”
SAD.831/12/81-91
[n.d.]
“Observations on the honey-bee in the cotton fields”
SAD.831/12/92
[n.d.]
“Mosquitos”
(ii) By others
SAD.831/2/66-73
1928
“A method for destroying bedbugs” by Dr N.J. Lorando
SAD.831/2/77-78
1927
“The Qattara power scheme” by Husayn Sirri
4. Photographic Material
SAD.843/9/1-20
1926-1929
Various scientific photographic illustrations: maps of Cyprus and Palestine (843/9/1-3); trees (843/9/4-5); a dried sewage sludge bed? (843/9/6); enlarged copies of the photographs of sludge beds at 831/8/13-17 (843/9/7-11); fly specimens (843/9/12-14); beekeeping charts and diagrams (843/9/15-17); diagrams of an antproof shelf (843/9/18), how to fit a mosquito net (843/9/19), and how to prevent typhoid infection (843/9/20)
SAD.843/10/1-18
1928
Photographs taken by Mellor whilst journeying through East Africa:
SAD.843/10/1-2
Itinerary of the journey
SAD.843/10/3-5
Hollow tree-trunks used as beehives (Tanganyika)
SAD.843/10/6
Termite-damaged stairway (Amani, Tanganyika)
SAD.843/10/7
Mvuli tree?
SAD.843/10/8
Termite nests (Kampala, Uganda)
SAD.843/10/9
Sailing to Mfo Island on Lake Victoria: Dr Hoare and G.R.L. Hancock
SAD.843/10/10
Landing place on Komé Island, Lake Victoria
SAD.843/10/11-13
Mellor's porters on the road
SAD.843/10/14-15
Spider colony on the shore of Lake Victoria
SAD.843/10/16-18
Notes accompanying the photographs
SAD.843/11/1-7
[n.d.]
Glass plates of unidentified wooden objects (843/11/1-2) and pottery (843/11/3-7)
5. Maps
SAD.831/13/16[MP]
1914 Jul
The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
scale:   1:3,000,000
Size: 65 x 87 cm
SAD.831/13/17[MP]
1929 Sep
North Eastern Desert and Southern Sinai
scale:   1:500,000
Size: 61 x 89cm
6. Miscellanea
SAD.831/13/5-6
[ n.d.]
Sample story for translation into Arabic
SAD.831/13/12-14
[n.d.]
Illustration of potato blight and wart disease? (831/13/12), the head hooks of a dipterous larva (831/13/13) and a beekeeping instrument? (831/13/14)
7. Museum Objects
SAD.844/1/1; 844/2/1
1968
Engraving block of an ancient carving depicting a falconry scene: an illustration for Mellor's book on falconry
Printed material
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. Butler, A.L., Ornithology of the Egyptian Soudan pp.303-314 (1904?)
Egyptian Government, Ministry of Agriculture: Laboratory research committee, Giza: monthly summary of work in progress (1928 Jan, Jun, Dec; 1929 Jan, Sep (5v)
Hammond, J.: “An investigation concerning the food of certain birds” from The Journal of Agricultural Science v.4 part 4 (Cambridge, June 1912)
King, H.H.: “Notes on Sudan scorpions” from Sudan Notes and Records vol.8 no.2 (1925)
King, H.H., The Spanish Sparrow: a pest of grain crops in Dongola Province, Entomological Section Bulletin 20 (1923)
Mellor, J.E.M., Miscellaneous Papers, 1919-1929 … [and] … 1930-1932 (2v)
Mellor, J.E.M., “A note on the mutillid ephutomma continua fabr. and of bembex mediterranea hdl. in Egypt with a summary of the distribution and of some previously recorded habits of the mutillidae” from the Bulletin de la Sociéte Royale Entomologique d'Égypte (Cairo, 1927)
Patton, W.S.: “Some notes on the anthropods of medical and veterinary importance in Mesopotamia and on their relation to disease. Part 2: Mesopotamian house flies and their allies” from The Indian Journal of Medical Research vol.7 no.4 (Calcutta, Apr 1920)
Sudan Almanac, 1920 … 1921 … 1925 (3v) (London, 1920, 1921, 1925)
Sudan Notes and Records vol.4 no.2, vol.5 nos.1-4 (3v) (Khartoum, 1921-1922)