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Papers of Dr James Harrison Renwick, correspondence files

UGC 155/7
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Papers of Dr James Harrison Renwick, 1926-1994, geneticist, University of Glasgow, Scotland
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This is not an extensive collection of correspondence as Renwick kept the bulk of his scientific correspondence with the research to which it related, and it is consequently to be found in section UGC 155/3. With the exception of the correspondence with Professor Lowell R Weitkamp there are no extended exchanges of letters. Other correspondents represented by more than the individual letter include Professor Edmund Anthony Murphy, Dr Ruth Ann Sanger, and Professor Cedric Austen Bardell Smith. There are also references and recommendations.

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.
  • A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics. Only the front page of publications have been digitised. Items restricted in accordance with Data Protection legislation have not been digitised. Items not digitised may 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.



    Physical description

    20 folders


    Arranged into two series: scientific correspondence and references and recommendations. Arranged chronologically within each record series.

    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.

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    Location of duplicates

    A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics. Material restricted or closed in accordance with Data Protection legislation has not been digitised.

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