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The labels on the outside of the jars suffered from fungus during their cave stay, but fortunately I had insisted on putting pencilled labels inside the jars with details. S. Haldane, called at the Museum to see if he could help. I was very glad to give him the job of writing new outside labels and this he faithfully did. It was a pity that the original labels in the handwriting of Gunther, Tate Regan and Norman were lost. Avrion Mitchison later became a professor of Zoology, and his three brothers are also professors.

In the end all three objectives were gained; the Council of Women Civil Servants had a farewell dinner celebrating success, and left it to individuals to prove the wisdom of the changes. 47 In 1965 when I visited Tanzania and Zambia I was escorted everywhere by competent fishery research officers, and as member of the Colonial Fisheries Advisory Committee was given VIP treatment and stayed at colleagues homes in great comfort. In 1970 I had the good fortune to join the Westfield College expedition (Jim Green, Sally Corbet and Professor J.

In many respects, as she herself often remarked, Ethelwynn entered the field of taxonomic ichthyology at a fortunate time. It was a time when large collections of fishes were arriving in the British Museum (Natural History), many from the still poorly sampled Great Lakes of Africa, others from the then little explored deeper oceanic waters. Above all, she had the great advantage of having Tate Regan as her guide and mentor. He too was fortunate in having Ethelwynn as his student and assistant, and both were lucky to be working at a period when financially and philosophically the Museums of the world were able to concentrate their activities mainly on research.

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