More information on G.P. Bidder
George Parker Bidder
1909-1920 Manuscripts, letters, reports, cards, charts [PBD1]
- General correspondence;
- Correspondence with Treasury, with E.J. Allen and with S. W. Kemp;
- Khedive/Huxley research vessel;
- Ray Lankester Fund;
- MBA physiological research;
- MBA extensions;
- Association of British Fisheries;
- Formation of the Company of Biologists;
- Bottom drifters experiment
- Miscellaneous material.
1901-1946 Letters, notes, leaflets [PBD2]
Summary: Mainly relating to MBA activities. Envelopes for 1901-1906; 1907-1946; and material with dates not identified.
Correspondence with the Treasury.
1905 6 letters, with envelopes [PBD3]
Summary: Relating to the hire of the Huxley and the International Fishery Investigations.
Letters from E.J. Allen.
1904-1941 Letters and notes [PBD4]
Summary: Envelopes for 1904; 1905-1906; 1907-1919; 1920-1941.
Letters from Stanley Kemp.
1939-1942 44 letters and reports [PBD5]
Summary: Relating to MBA matters, including war damage to the Laboratory.
Khedive/S.S. Huxley papers.
1902-1910 Letters, accounts, insurance documents, plans [PBD6]
Note: The vessel Khedive was chartered from G.P. Bidder in 1902 for the International Fishery Investigations. Renamed Huxley she was purchased on mortgage by the MBA in 1907, and sold in 1910.
Additional material is in Ships Manager's papers (MS1.3).
Ray Lankester Fund documents.
1907-1950 Letters, legal documents, accounts, receipts [PBD7]
Note: The Fund was formed in 1910 to finance the 12-month appointments of Ray Lankester Investigators to carry out research at the Plymouth Laboratory. Bidder was a trustee from 1910 to 1950.
Additional material is in Director's Office papers.
Summary: Includes correspondence with the other trustees, with E. J. Allen, with Investigators, with bankers and solicitors. Folder (1907-1919); envelopes (1920-1929), (1930-1939), (1940-1950).
Physiological research at the Plymouth laboratory.
1919-1920 Letters and reports [PBD8]
Summary: Includes letters, proposals and financial considerations.
Extensions to the Plymouth laboratory and the purchase of a steamship for research.
1919-1924 Letters, reports, brochures [PBD9]
Summary: Includes accounts, lists of subscribers, plans, brochures, and expressions of support from the King (1920) as Patron of the Association.
Revision of the Articles of the Marine Biological Association.
1926-1927 Letters, drafts, leaflets [PBD10]
Summary: Includes correspondence with E.J. Allen, and with Ashurst, Morris, Crisp and Co., solicitors, and drafts of the Memorandum and Articles of Association, 1927.
Proposed extensions to the Plymouth laboratory.
1943-1944 Letters and plans [PBD11]
Printed material relating to the Association of British Fisheries.
1923-1924 Leaflets and reports [PBDI2]
Note: Bidder and the MBA were members; E.J. Allen was a Committee member. Council minutes, members list and first report (1923-1924) are in the library.
Additional material is in E. Ford papers (PFO1).
Correspondence and documents relating to the formation of the Company of Biologists.
1923 -1925 Letters, leaflets, notes [PBD13]
Summary: Legal and financial considerations relating to the formation of the Company of Biologists, and concerning the Society for Experimental Biology and the (British) Journal of Experimental Biology. Many letters to and from F.A.E. Crew (editor of the Journal), and some to and from Julian Huxley and Lancelot Hogben.
Bottom drifter experiments, as part of the International Fishery Investigations.
1903-1914 Letters, notes, calculations, data, postcards [PBD14]
Note: Reported in Rapports et Proces-Verbaux des Reunions, CIESM, 4, B. 102-103, 1905, and 6, A, xxxv-xliii, 1906.
Summary: Includes maps and data relating to the use of the bottom drift bottles or "trailers" weighted to drift in bottom currents and released in the North Sea. with samples of cards returned. Typescript reports on bottom drifters (1909) and currents in the North Sea (1914). Includes parcel of 4 notebooks of
observations and calculations (c. 1912), and one of the original bottles, unopened, given by Anna Bidder in 1994.
Mounted and annotated copy of Encyclopaedia Britannica entry on Sponges by Arthur Dendy.
191-? 37 mounted sheets, and 8 pages [PBD15]
Notes on G.E.R. Deacon's observations on salinity and oxygen content of the Antarctic Intermediate Current.
193-? Notes and calculations [PBD16]
Note: Relates to pp.224-225 of Deacon, G.E.R. A general account of the hydrology of the South Atlantic Ocean. Discovery Reports, 7, 171-238, 1933.
Summary: Comments, calculations and notes, with a letter from H. W. Harvey.
Printed material and typescripts relating to the MBA.
1885-1945 Reports and leaflets [PBD17]
Summary: Includes MBA Council notices. agendas and reports; Bye-laws; International Fishery Investigations reports; and the text of Bidder's speech as retiring President of the Association (July 1945).
1912-1945 Letters, photographs, typescripts, reprints, newspaper cuttings [PBD 18]
Summary: Includes letters, photographs, newspaper cuttings, caricature of Bidder by Malcolm Spooner and material donated by Anna Bidder (1994).