Papers of Guido Pellegrino Arrigo Pontecorvo, publications
- UGC 198/7
- Part of
- Papers of Guido Pellegrino Arrigo Pontecorvo, geneticist, Professor of Genetics, University of Glasgow, Scotland
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
Copy of Pontecorvo's publications and reprints, 1938-1994;
Correspondence about Pontecorvo's contributions to books and journals, 1975-1994;
Draft manuscript copy of Jim Watson's 'Honest Jim' and related correspondence, 1973-1995;
Human Gene Map circulars from Dr Victor McKusick, 1979-1983.
This description is part of the main Guido Pontecorvo collection which has been divided into the following sections, each with its own separate description:
UGC 198/1, biographical material;
UGC 198/2, career and appointments;
UGC 198/3, genetics research correspondence;
UGC 198/4, alpine research correspondence;
UGC 198/5, material relating to research trips abroad;
UGC 198/6, research slides;
UGC 198/7, publications;
UGC 198/8, lectures and broadcasts;
UGC 198/9, personal and family material;
UGC 198/10, personal photographs and slides.
The Wellcome Library does not hold a digitised copy of all items in this section as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics. UGC 198/7/1 has been digitised. Only significantly annotated material and unpublished works from UGC 198/7/2-3 have been digitised. Items from UGC 198/7/2-3 can be viewed in the searchroom at Archive Services, University of Glasgow. Please visit the Glasgow University Archive Services website or see the complete catalogue for full details.
Arranged chronologically within record series.
Guido Pellegrino Arrigo Pontecorvo (1907-1999), who liked to be known by his nickname, Ponte, was an Italian geneticist who became the University of Glasgow's first Professor of Genetics in 1955, and has been described as "one of the founding fathers of modern genetics". He endowed prizes and scholarships for students at the University and the Genetics Building was named for him in 1995. Born and educated in Pisa, Pontecorvo was forced to leave Italy in 1938 and settled in Scotland. He was appointed a lecturer in Genetics at the University's Zoology Department in 1945, and a new department was set up in the Anatomy laboratories of the Anderson College building soon afterwards. He became a Reader in 1952, three years before his appointment to the new Chair. He left Glasgow in 1968 to take a post at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund's laboratories in London. Pontecorvo was one of the leading figures of his day in the study of of cell genetics. For a more detailed biography see the full Pontecorvo collection description.
Copies of some of Pontecorvo's books can be found in the Universtity Library..
Different versions of lecture notes for some of the lectures described in this series can also be found in the series of Pontercorvo's lectures and broadcasts at GB 0248 UGC 198/8.
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures. Duplicates were removed.
Location of duplicates