Skip to main content

Manuscripts, typescripts and related correspondence, 1923-1975

Identifier: Coll-41/2

Scope and Contents

The material has been divided into two sections:

  1. manuscripts and typescripts of articles and larger works;
  2. correspondence relating to Waddington's publications


  • Creation: 1923-1975


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the researcher completing a Data Protection undertaking form wherever noted.

Conditions Governing Use

There may be copyright restrictions on some photographic material.

Biographical / Historical

During almost 50 years of writing, Waddington authored and edited 27 books and more than 200 articles on a wide range of subjects, spanning biology, genetics, epigenetics, philosophy and art.


4 boxes


The handlist (H41) did not make an explicit distinction between actual typescripts of publications and correspondence about/reviews of publications, nor did it follow a strict chronological arrangement. In the interests of researchers, it was decided to separate out the typescripts from the individual correspondence files, but to still keep these files as part of this series rather than incorporating it into the Correspondence series at Coll-41/5.

The material is arranged chronologically, with undated material placed at the end of the sequence. Correspondence files are in reverse chronological order.

Physical Location


Related Materials

Manuscripts, typescripts and papers relating to Waddington's publications can also be found within the papers of Yolanda Sonnabend at Coll-1461.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Clare Button May 2012

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379