Anopheles wellcomei

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The file comprises:

a colour illustration (printed x 17 copies) of the mosquito Anopheles wellcomei by Brian Hargreaves;
a letter (8 February, 1975) from Hargreaves to Mr D. Tweddell, thanking him for the commission and enclosing a brochure for a volume he is currently illustrating (The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol I, 1975);
as a photocopy, two pages about Anopheles larvae from an unidentified source;
a typescript sheet (marked "frontispiece") with brief information about the discovery of Anopheles wellcomei. as a photocopy, D.J. Lewis, "The Mosquitos of the Jebel Auliya Reservoir on the White Nile," Bull. Ent. Res., 39 (1948), pp. 133-157;
as a photocopy, title-page and p. 38 from Henry M Stanley, In Darkest Africa (1890), referring to "nine beautiful chests [from "Burroughs & Wellcome, of Snowhill Buildings, London"] replete with every medicament necessary to combat the endemic diseases peculiar to Africa";

For the naming of the mosquito, see Robert Rhodes James, Henry Wellcome (1994): "Wellcome was now moving in very exalted company, having been appointed a member of the General Council of Gordon College, whose other members included Kitchener, Cromer, Wingate, Lord Rothschild and Sir Ernest Cassel. He undertook to publish the reports of the Tropical Research Laboratories' work, and did so with his customary lavishness. In his honour a new species of mosquito discovered by Balfour, captured after it had 'boarded the steamer in the evening at Baro, and bit freely,' was named Anopheles wellcomei" (pp. 291-292).



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