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- Manton, Sidnie Milana, 1902-1979
- Papers of Sidnie Milana Manton (as filmed by the AJCP)
- Date Range
- 27 May 1957 - 9 July 1987
- Collection Number
- 35 items
- Language of Materials
- Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents
Correspondence with other scientists concerning their work, including R.W. Taylor's appointment as ant taxonomist at CSIRO, and D.T. Anderson's application for Readership at Sydney University. Manton's letters are included. Correspondents include Don T. Anderson and R.W. Taylor.
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Anderson, Don T.; Australia; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation; CSIRO; Great Barrier Reef Expedition; Great Britain; Manton, Sidnie M.; Taylor, R.W.; University of Sydney
Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 307, pp. 114-115.
Biographical / Historical
Sidnie Manton was born in London on 4 May 1902, and was educated in Kensington and at St Pauls School. She entered Girton College, Cambridge in 1921, and read for the Natural Sciences Tripos. Sidnie Manton did research at Imperial College, London and then back in Cambridge, where she became University demonstrator in comparative anatomy. She visited Australia in 1928, and spent four months with the Great Barrier Reef expedition at Low Isles. Dr Manton married John P.Harding in 1935, and moved to London soon after. She joined the staff of King's College, London, and became Reader in 1949. During her retirement she worked as an Honourary Associate at the Natural History Museum. Sidnie Manton died on 2 January 1979.
Sidnie Manton was an authority on the arthropods, and in particular on their embryology, modes of locomotion, feeding, and evolution. Her other passion was the breeding of cats.
Fryer, G. 1980. Sidnie Milana Manton. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society: 26:327-356.
All correspondence to Sidnie Manton unless noted.
Subjects include: Scoloplos; his work on crustacea; his application to Nuffield Foundation; news of other Australian scientists; his application for D Sc from London University; his application for chair of Biology at Sydney; Hinton's attitude to his application to Royal Society; paper on Peripatus; his election to Royal Society 'first zoological fellow for twenty years in Australia'; visit to England 1977. (292p. some incomplete letters.)
24 February 1958. S.M. (King's College, London) to Registrar Sydney University re suitability of Dr Anderson for post in Department of Zoology.
May 1972. Letters from scientists in support of Anderson's candidature for Royal Society.
Studies on the Onychophore VIII by D.T. Anderson and S.M. Manton.
List of publications submitted for degree of DSc by D.T. Anderson.
Re work at Portobello Marine Biological Station; application for Chair of Zoology at Canterbury University; her teaching experience. (9p.)
Re J.C. Perryman's applications for lectureship in Zoology at Auckland and Queensland. (9p.)
Re Michael Locke's views on evolution, her health, his visit to England. (3p.)
Subjects include: publications; arthropod eyes; unavailability of literature in Canberra. (29p.)
In support of Anderson; includes list of publications.
Supporting application for grant for D.T. Anderson from Nuffield Foundation. (6p., copy)
Re candidature of G. Burnstock for Chair of Zoology, encloses his C.V. and list of publications. (6p.)
Subjects include: publishing her research; lecturing and taking field courses at Otago University; instituting tutorials; visit to Doubtful Sound; Conchostraca in New Zealand. (14p.)
Subjects include: work on Tetraplatia; increase in number of students in Zoology Department at Victoria University; publishing his work in England. (18p., faint carbons)
In support of D.T. Anderson's application to Royal Society 'His book is clearly one of the great contributions of our time'.
Agreeing on terminology usage; geology of Australian coast.
Subjects include: his appointment as Ant Taxonomist at CSIRO; work on Symperipatus; work with David Blest at ANU. (7p.)
Thanking her for book on Australia; D.T. Anderson 'the most able student I have ever had'; her plans to bring the 1958 review up to date. (poor carbon copy)
In support of Dr E. Batham's application; her work establishing Portobello Marine Station.
Re proposing Anderson for Royal Society (4p.)