The Biochemical Society
- Biochemical Society
- c.1895 - 2006
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
Section P contains the laboratory notes of Dr Frederick Sanger's experiments on the sequencing of proteins, which earned him his first Nobel Prize in 1958; and on the sequencing of nucleic acids, for which he was awarded his second Nobel Prize in 1980, along with photographs and a publication.
Section Q has the papers of Dr David Keilin, his daughter Dr Joan Keilin and his wife Dr Anna Keilin. It contains research notes by David and Joan Keilin, publications and articles written by all three, correspondence, photographs of the family with their friends and colleagues and pieces of ephemera.
Material from Whitchurch Hospital (Cardiff City Mental Hospital) is contained in section R. There are notes and the results of research, studies and experiments carried out by medical staff at the hospital, articles witten in German, correspondence and photographs.
A: Committees, boards and panels.
B: Scientific and regional groups, sections and working parties.
C: Administrative, business, project and campaign papers.
D: Published material and related correspondence.
E: Conferences and symposia.
F: Awards, medals and prizes.
G: Reports, discussion and consultative papers.
H: Papers of individuals.
J: External organisations:
K: The 75th Anniversary of the Biochemical Society.
L: Promotional material
M: Photographs, negatives and slides.
N: Ephemera. P: Dr Frederick Sanger.
Q: Professor David Keilin, Dr Anna Keilin and Dr Joan Keilin.
R: Whitchurch Hospital (Cardiff City Mental Hospital).
Biochemistry has since its beginnings in the early part of the 20th century underpinned many advances in medicine. The Biochemical Society collection contains material that can be used to help give insight into the history of some of these advances including correspondence and audio visual interviews with figures such as Sir Rudolph Peters, Max Perutz, Cesar Milstein and the double Nobel Prize Laureate Dr Frederick Sanger, who also donated his laboratory notebooks to the Society in May 2005. A project to digitize the oral history records of the collection was completed in July 2005 by the British Universities Film and Video Council.
The following is an interim description of material that has been acquired since this collection was catalogued. This description may change when cataloguing takes place in future:
5 transfer boxes received March 2012 (acc. 1891), consisting of: Papers generated by the work of Professor Geoffrey Smith as editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, chiefly consisting of alphabetical lists of dictionary headings and files accumulating raw material for those headings, but also some administrative correspondence.
5 transfer boxes of Fred Sanger personalia (accessions 2135, 2138, 2193 and 2196) chiefly comprising correspondence and photographs.
- Acc 2641: 1 box containing personal and professional papers of Dr Frederick Sanger including laboratory photographs, conscientious objection correspondence and a scrapbook containing press cuttings and black and white photographs relating to Dr Frederick Sanger's research, career and achievements in biochemistry, including winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1958.