Hinton, Martin Alster Campbell

F.R.S. 1934; F.L.S., F.G.S., F.Z.S., F.R.S.A.; b. 29 June 1883; m. 1949, Dina Portway Dobson, J.P., Litt.D., M.A., F.S.A., Wrington, Som.

Who's Who, 1957

Volunteer worker British Museum (N.H.) from 1910; Assist. 1921; Deputy Keeper, 1927; Keeper of Zoology, 1936-45; has made special study of living and fossil rodents and of the Pleistocene geology of Southern Britain; has given much attention to economic problems connected with whaling, rats and mice, vole plagues, and the musk rat in Great Britain and Western Europe; reported on Barrett-Hamilton researches on whales in South Georgia to the Colonial Office, 1915; collected an entire school of 127 whales of a rare species, the False Killer (Pseudorca crassidens) stranded in the Dornoch Firth, Oct. 1927; has studied many hoaxes including the Loch Ness Monster. Since 1945 devoted to mathematics and astro-navigation. Publications : a long series of papers, from 1899 onwards, on geology, paleontology, and zoology; several books on the same subjects; for the British Museum (N.H.): Rats and Mice as enemies of Mankind (Economic Guide No. 8) and a Monograph of Voles and Lemmings, Living and Extinct. Address: Glaisters, Wrington, nr. Bristol. T.: Wrington 327.

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