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Correspondence and Subject Files


Scope and Contents

Correspondents include Richard H.V. Bell, R.M. Laws, Graeme Caughley, A.D. Graham, and various organizations and firms including Botswana Game Industries (BGI) and Tombooth Ltd. Many of the subject files relate to consultancy work completed by Parker and Wildlife Services Ltd., including reports, surveys, and research data. In addition to elephants and rhinos, these files include materials pertaining to game birds, gazelles, tropical fish, frogs, and other wildlife. Data sets include crocodile data sheets, hippopotamus data, zebra data, and a set of rhino data collected by Peter Jenkins. Jenkins was a National Park Warden in Kenya (1948-1992, serving most of this time at Meru National Park). Several of the files pertain to countries such as The Gambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Somalia, Tanzania, etc., as well as to non-African locales including the United States, Europe and Hong Kong. Although some of these files are related to Kenya and Uganda, researchers should note that the collection includes separate groups of files for those countries. Photos and films found with these files have been separated and stored in the Photographs and Audiovisual group.


  • 1896-2012
  • Majority of material found within 1956-2004

Language of Materials

From the Collection:



The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 35.75 Linear feet (62 boxes)


Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America