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Darbishire, Arthur Dukinfield, 1879-1915 (lecturer in genetics and animal breeding, University of Edinburgh)


Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of a letter to Sir William [Turner] from James Cossar Ewart, 10 May 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/28
Scope and Contents

Ewart asks Turner whether the University Court would consider appointing a committee to investigate the question of providing facilities for animal breeding experiments along the lines of the work being carried out by Darbishire. He provides annual costings for the experiments at Fairslacks, and mentions that the Farm Committee of the East of Scotland College of Agriculture has asked Ewart on what terms he should be prepared to hand over the farm to them for a year.

Dates: 10 May 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Ernest MacBride, 01 January 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/1
Scope and Contents

MacBride thanks Ewart for his paper on the development of the horse, and hopes to read the other parts when they come out. He has been asked by Nature to write the obituary for Arthur Darbishire, and asks Ewart for details concerning his regiment and the circumstances of his death.

Letter is unsigned.

Dates: 01 January 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Ernest William MacBride, [c. 02 January 1916]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/2
Scope and Contents

MacBride thanks Ewart for his telegram with the details he needed about Darbishire for his obituary, which he has sent to Nature. He is delighted with Ewart's work on the embryology of the horse, and believes that 'it is only by slow painstaking work of this kind that a real science of Comparative Embryology will ever be built up.' He is glad that Ewart gives no countenance to the 'crook theories' about the layers of the embryo.

The letter is undated.

Dates: [c. 02 January 1916]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Turner, 27 December 1915

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/28
Scope and Contents

Turner grieves to hear of the death of Darbishire, who he describes as 'a man of scientific worth and promise'. He is concerned to hear of the appearance of cerebro-spinal fever in a military camp.

Dates: 27 December 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Walter Heape, 17 October 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/21
Scope and Contents

Heape writes that it is very difficult to get money, but that Ewart should apply to wealthy breeders. He expresses his approval of Darbishire as the new Lecturer in Genetics.

Dates: 17 October 1910

Notebook of Arthur Dukinfield Darbishire, c.1902-1910

 Item — Box EUA-A-64
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/A1/5/1
Scope and Contents

Notebook titled 'Inheritance - abstracts etc' and inscribed 'A.D Darbishire'. Contains handwritten notes, apparently from Darbishire's reading. From the inscriptions in the notebook, it can be dated from Darbishire's time as a Demonstrator in Comparative Anatomy at the University Museum, Oxford from late 1901-1902.

Accompanied by a note in an unknown hand reading 'Notes made by Arthur Darbishire on his readings in genetics at some time between 1902 and 1910'.

Dates: c.1902-1910

Papers and articles on a variety of subjects, 1911-1998

Identifier: Coll-1255/12/1/4
Scope and Contents

One of the offprints is inscribed 'A.D. Darbishire'. Also present are a few items of correspondence.

Dates: 1911-1998

Additional filters:

Horses 2
Obituaries 2
Publications 2
Turner, Sir William, 1832-1916 -- Correspondence 2
University of Edinburgh -- Principals 2