A short biography of D.E. KIMMINS, odonate curator of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.), is followed by a list of his odonatological publications (1929-1974). DOUGLAS ERIC KIMMINS was bom on August 4th, 1905. For the whole of his professional career he was connected with the British Museum (Natural History), where he was a part-time ”unofficial worker” from 1925 until 1948. He then became a fully established member of the Museum Staff, retiring in 1970. After this he was re-employed in a temporary capacity for a further two years, subediting the Museum Bulletins.