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Biographical entry Rayment, Percy Tarlton (1882 - 1964)

Born
27 November 1882
Reading, Berkshire, England
Died
17 June 1964
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist and Author

Summary

Percy Tarlton Rayment was based in Melbourne and wrote various books and many articles on natural history, particularly bees. He also gave many radio broadcasts and produced three films. In 1952 he became honorary entomologist for the National Museum of Victoria.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Gilbert Percy Whitley - Records, 1942 - 1964, MS 022; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • Percy Tarlton Rayment - Records, 1940 - 1949, MS 138; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO

  • Percy Tarlton Rayment - Records, 1902 - 1960; Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO. Details

Cornell University, USA

  • Percy Tarlton Rayment - Records, 1902 - 1964; Cornell University, USA. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Percy Tarlton Rayment - Records, 1938 - 1949; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Walker, Kenneth L., 'Rayment, Percy Tarlton (1882-1964), Apiarist, Biologist and Writer', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 338-339. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110353b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.