MR. J. O. BORLEY, who died at Bexley, Kent, on December 30, at the age of sixty-six years, had retired only a year or so before from the post of fisheries adviser to the Discovery Committee (Colonial Office), and was still an active member of that Committee. His interest in whaling and antarctic research datea from his membership of the original Falkland Islands Committee, the recommendations of which led to the splendid investigations carried out under the auspices of the Discovery Committee. Borley took a great part in the planning of these investigations and in their administration. His thorough grasp of practical problems and the soundness and sobriety of his judgment were of the greatest assistance in the negotiations which led up to the international regulation of whaling.
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RUSSELL, E. Mr. J. O. Borley, O.B.E. Nature 143, 323–324 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/143323a0