Julian and Juliette Huxley papers
This collection contains photographs that were taken by (and of) Julian and Juliette Huxley. The photographs are of family life, travels on behalf of UNESCO, and for Julian Huxley’s personal research.
Julian Sorell Huxley graduated from Oxford and accepted a position at the Rice Institute, and by 1913 had become an Assistant Professor of Biology. He left Rice in 1916 to serve in World War I, and after held academic positions until 1929. Huxley spent most of his later years as a writer on science and its relationship to contemporary social issues. In 1946 he became UNESCO's first Director-General. During his lifetime, he contributed to the fields of ethology, ecology, and cancer research.
Lady Marie Juliette Baillot was born in Auvernier, Switzerland, and moved to England to work as a French teacher. She married Julian Huxley in 1919 after World War I. She was an artist and writer, and published about the couple’s extensive travels in the 1950s and 1960s.