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TitleCorrespondence of Claude Morley
AdminHistoryClaude Morley (1874-1951) was an English antiquary and entomologist who specialised in Hymenoptera and Diptera.

Morley was born in Astley Bank, Blackheath, on 22 June 1874 and educated at Beccles, King's School, Peterborough and Epsom College. After living on the Isle of Wight in his father's house at Cowes, he moved in 1892 to Ipswich where he worked with John E. Taylor, then Curator of the Ipswich museum. He married in 1904, living in Monk Soham until his death. He had no radio, telephone, or electricity in his house. E.A. Elliott was a close friend as was Arthur Chitty. Morley worked first on Coleoptera, then Hemiptera and then Ichneumonidae. His magnum opus was the five volume 'Ichneumons of Great Britain' (1903-1914). Morley was a Fellow of the Entomological Society of London 1896. He died on 13 November 1951 in Monk Soham House, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Morley's collection of mainly Suffolk material covering the period 1898-1951 is in Ipswich Museum.
DescriptionMiscellaneous notes and correspondence of Claude Morley, dated 1901-1940.
Unless otherwise stated, letters are addressed to Morley.

1. 1911 Sep. Butler, E.D. Describes an insect which "is to me a mysterious creature".
2. 1912 Jul 2. Butler, E.D. Grateful for list of so-called Hymenoptera.
3. 1915 Feb 3. Blegnall, R.S. [?]. Names some of Morley's papers for copies of which he would be grateful.
4. 1915 Jul 15. Butler, E.D. About insects.
5. 1921 Jun 20. Carr, L.A. Describes the Hymenoptera he had caught that year. Thinks it high time he published a paper on his "new-to-Britain" species.
6. 1921 Nov 1. Carr, L.A. Mentions the additions made to his new fauna.
7. 1921 Nov 10. Carr, L.A. Names more species he had found.
8. 1922 May 26. Carr, L.A. Has list of species in German. Asks if Morley can translate or have it translated. Lists new-to-Britain Ichneumonidae.
9. 1922 Dec 6. Lyle, G. Carr has 300 species of Ichneumonidae to add to the British list.
10. 1923 Jul 2. Carr, L.A. Has added more new species to his list.
11. 1933 Mar 7. Blagnall, R.S. [?]. His spare time occupied in working on 10,000 specimens from Paris.
12. 1939 Jul 25. Bedwall, E.C. Will return insects before Morley moves to Southwold.
13. 1940 Oct 5. Bedwall, E.C. About insects.
14. [No date] Description of a Mitre-bug new to Suffolk, by Claude Morley.
15. [No date] Typed specimen pages of insect description.
16. [No date] Seven pages describing New English Ichneumonidae.
17. 1901 Jul 27. Cutting from The Field, reporting on and describing Cuckoo Spit.
Extent17 letters
NotesTranscribed by J. Sellick.
Finding_AidsPaper list in Smaller Correspondence Collections folder
Creator NameMorley, Claude
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