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French Order of Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur.
On the afternoon of December 16, 1937, Nuttall rushed from Cambridge to London to attend an autograph party at Foyles Bookstore for his son, George, who had coauthored a book with H. M. Hyde on air defense and the civil population. From there he dashed off to an art gallery where the portraits of Philip Alexius Laszlo de Lombos were on display, including one of Nuttall painted in 1932 (see frontispiece). From there he went immediately to the Craven Hotel in Charing Cross where he suffered a fatal heart attack. Unfortunately, it was on the eve of a dinner in his honor to be given by 60 colleagues upon his retirement from his long and successful editorship of the "Journal of Hygiene."
Nutta11, G. H. F. & Hadwen, S. 1910. The drug treatment of pirop1asmosis in catt1e. Vet. J. 17: 38-45.
1911. 0n haematozoa occurring in wi1d anima1s in Africa. 1. Pirop1asma rossi n. sp. and Haemogreganna canis adusti n. sp. found in the jackal. ~T. 5pirochaeta boyis caffris n. sp. found in the buffalo. J. trop. vet. Sci. 6: 83-90.
1913. 0bservations on British rat-f1eas, Ju1y-0ctober, 1911. Parasito1ogy, Cambridge 6: 1.
1913. Persona1 opinions of Professor George H. F. Nutta11, F.R.S., M.A., M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., regarding the proposed Rockfe11er [sic] Institute for the study of prevention of disease (by request, January 1901) [pp. 55, 57-60]. 60 pp. Commercia1 Press, Bombay.
1913. Scheme for the organization of an institute for the study of tropica1 diseases in India [pp. 37, 39-43]. 60 pp. Commercia1 Press, Bombay.
& Strick1and, C. 1913. Report on rat-f1eas in Cambridgeshire. Parasito1ogy, Cambridge 6: 18-19. [The 2d entry above and this entry are corrections of item 123 in Nutta11's 1ist of pub1ications; see 3d from 1ast entry in this pub1ication 1ist.]
1915. Report on the work of the Quick Laboratory, Cambridge. Rep, advis. Com. Trop. Pis. Res. Fd. Lond. (1914): 87-88.
_^ & Hind1e, E. 1915. Conditions inf1uencing the transmission of East Coast fever. Studies Rockefe11er Inst. Med. Res. 20: 1-12.
1917. Foreword to Hind1e,
E. Notes on the bio1ogy of Pedicu1us humanus. Parasito1ogy, Cambridge 9: 259-260.
1921. Notice to authors of
papers intended for pub1ication in Parasito1ogy. Parasito1ogy, Cambridge 13: [4 unnumbered pages appearing after p. 192 in issue No. 2.]
1922. Correspondence. The end of the Internationa1 Society of Tropica1 Medicine. Am. J. trop. Med. 2: 369-370.
1922. Thomas Spencer Cobbo1d,
biography with portrait. Parasito1ogy, Cambridge 14: 417-418, portrait, pT. 20.
1925. Acarina (Ixodidae). Bu11. Com. Etud. hist, sci. Afr. Occident. Fr. 8: 100-101.
1927. The armoria1 bearings of Magda1ene Co11ege. Magda1ene Co11. Mag. 8: 109-110.
1927. The arms of Thomas
Lord Aud1ey of Wa1den (1488-1544)
1929. Phi1ip Hedge1and Ross.
Lancet 217: 1284.
1931. Le ro1e pathogene des
tiques. Bruxe11es Med. 10: 1359-
1938. List of scientific
1940. Notes on the preparation of papers for publication in the Journa1 of Hygiene and in Parasito1ogy. J. Hyg. Cambridge 40:
1940. Notes on the preparation of papers for pub1ication in the Journa1 of Hygiene and in Parasito1ogy. Parasi to1ogy, Cambridge 32: 1-62.
From George R. F. Nutta11, I purchased Professor Nutta11's persona1 set or
annotated reprints in 18 bound volumes. Included in volume X were 3 publications printed for private circulation.
Nuttall, G. H. F. 1906. Application of G. H. F. Nuttall for election to the Quick Professorship of Biology, Cambridge. 21 pp. Printed by John Clay, M.A., at the University Press.
(Undated but betweeen 1909 and T919). Statement regarding a project to build a field laboratory for research in parasitology in the vicinity of Cambridge. 4 pp. University of Cambridge.
1907–24. Annual report of the Üuick Professor, Cambridge. [Reports for 1907, 1910, 1912, 1913, and 1921 are in Nuttall's handwriting, but copies were also undoubtedly printed.]
Explanatory Notes on the Catalogue Format
I have attempted to reproduce the Nuttall catalogue as a document historically faithful to the original work. In the left-hand column of each page is the catalogue as originally handwritten, including all remarks by Nuttall or his colleagues at Cambridge. Nuttall skipped the numbers 1555, 2101, and 3245-3254. These Omissions are noted in the text. I found that the following original catalogue numbers needed to be rearranged: 22ll, 2327-2344, 2746, 2905, and 3412 were repeated for completely unrelated collections and I have renumbered them, respectively, 22ll Z, 2327Z-2344Z, 2746Z, 2905Z, and 3412Z. Nuttall misnumbered the catalogue item 1242 as ll 42, which I have corrected.
At the Molteno Institute, Cambridge University, I was given various notebooks, including an almost complete one-volume copy of the tick catalogue that belonged to Nuttall. Professor Bruce Newton of the Molteno Institute graciously allowed me to deposit this material with Nuttall's tick collection at the British Museum (Nat. Hist.). Among these documents was a notebook entitled "Ticks. Collections Sent Away," which contains the names and addresses of numerous persons (usually parasitologists, teachers, and naturalists), the ticks they received, and the Nuttall number from which the ticks were taken. I have indicated these donations in the remarks section of the original catalogue column because they are part of Nuttall's original records although not so entered into his catalogue.
all instances, Nuttall cited a given collection as follows:
N3077 Aponomma trimaculatum a 's, N's (i) ; I's (ii) N's
I have eliminated the redundant use of (i) and (ii). With these exceptions and a few minor corrections, all data appearing in the left-hand column are as they appeared in the original version of Nuttall's catalogue.
In his catalogue, Nuttall arranged collection data in seven general categories for each entry as follows: (1) Nuttall number, (2) tick determination, (3) host, (4) locality, (5) date, (6) collector, and (7) remarks. Entry (l) is always present and (2) is rarely absent. The remaining categories are usually included.
In the updated catalogue column, I have added to category (l) a Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) number. This number will allow these records to be added into the SELGEM (the acronym derived from SELf-GEnerating Master) information retrieval system of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. This is a generalized system for information storage, management, and retrieval especially suited for collection management in museums. Often Nuttall neglected to list the number of specimens in a collection. I have added this information to the tick determination using the standard characters: G = male, Q = female, N = nymph, and L = larva. Host data are indicated by current species designation whenever possible. Common names are used when applicable or when no other choice is available. Specific localities are given coordinates whenever possible, but where the localities are large areas (viz Queensland, Australia; South Africa), no coordinates are given. I have used the more readily recognizable names of localities rather than the less common, albeit more correct, names. For example, I have used Algiers instead of Alger and Cairo instead of Al-Qahirah. Where a Nuttall tick Collection is
missing, all information is given as it appears in the catalogue, and no attempt is made to update or correct any data. The word "MISSING" appears in the update column.
The following abbreviations are used throughout the text:
BMNH British Museum (Natural
G. H.F. N. George H. F. Nuttall
NB Nota bene
Nn L. G. Neumann
RML Rocky Mountain Laboratories I.B.E. (also cited as Imp. Bur. Ent. )
Imperial Bureau of Entomology
At the end of the catalogue are four appendixes so that users can locate collection data by type specimens, genus and species of tick, host, and geographical locality.
The determination of most immature ticks should be considered tentative. Where nymphs or larvae were part of a reared series, I have given them the same identification as adults. I have made specific identifications of other immatures when I have felt confident of the determination, or where knowledge of immature stages is well known, or both, i.e., many Ornithodoros spp. and certain Ixodes spp.
Haemaphysalis leachi determinations may be considered as H. leachi group. This group of African carnivore parasites consists of H. leachi, H. moreli, H. paraleachi, H. punctal eachi, and
H. SpinuTOSa. Separation of these entities was not attempted.
Dermacentor auratus, D. Compactus, D. atrosignatus, and at Teast two other unnamed species are currently under study by H. Hoogstraal and H. Wassef. I have used an unpublished key by these
workers for this group. When their revision of the D. auratus group is published, NuttaTl's ColTections of these taxa will need to be restudied.
In Africa, the Rhipicephalus sanguineus group currently contains R. bergeoni, R. camacasi, R. guilhoni, R. moucheti, R. sanguineus, R. Serranoi, R. SuTcatus Ttwo ecologicalTy and morphologicalTy distinct entities), and R. turanicus. The first three species are not well known, and the first two may be present in R. sanguineus collections, especially in the Thörn of Africa. R. guilhoni is characteristically a North and West African livestock tick and may be widely distributed. R. moucheti is a rare species, known only from a few specimens from Guinea, Benin, and Cameroon. Biosystematic investigations on the R. sanguineus group are being conducted by R. G. Pegram and coworkers. Specific identification of this group awaits the results of these studies.