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Papers of Dr James Harrison Renwick, biographical material

UGC 155/1
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Papers of Dr James Harrison Renwick, 1926-1994, geneticist, University of Glasgow, Scotland
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About this work


Includes obituaries, curricula vitae and lists of publications.

This description is part of the main James Harrison Renwick collection which has been divided into the following sections, each with its own separate description:

  • UGC 155/1, biographical material;
  • UGC 155/2, University of Glasgow material;
  • UGC 155/3, research material;
  • UGC 155/4, publications;
  • UGC 155/5, material relating to lectures and conferences;
  • UGC 155/6, material relating to societies and organisations;
  • UGC 155/7, correspondence files.
  • Publication/Creation


    Physical description

    7 folders


    Maintained in the original order in which it was received.

    Biographical note

    James (Jim) Harrison Renwick was a Titular Professor of Genetics at the University from 1967-1968. He joined the Department of Genetics in 1959 as a Research Fellow and was appointed to Senior Lecturer in 1960 and a Reader in 1966. He made a fundamental contribution to modern genetics, in particular to the development of human gene mapping that paved the way for the Human Genome Project. For a biography see the full James Harrison Renwick collection description.

    Copyright note

    Applications for permission to quote should be sent to: Duty Archivist, Archive Services, University of Glasgow, 13 Thurso Street, Glasgow, G11 6PE, or email

    Location of duplicates

    A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

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