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Correspondence chiefly concerning Waddington's writing, 1945-1975

Identifier: Coll-41/5

Scope and Contents


  1. correspondence with various publishers;
  2. correspondence with scientific journals;
  3. research correspondence;
  4. correspondence regarding papers and books for review;
  5. miscellaneous correspondence with various bodies.

Most of the files contain original letters from correspondents, as well as manuscript or carbon copies of Waddington's responses.


  • Creation: 1945-1975

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

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


10 boxes


Handlist H41 separates out Waddington's correspondence with publishers, scientific journals and review papers, but includes some rather general categories such as 'Correspondence (miscellaneous)'. Because these papers all tend to deal in one way or another with Waddington's writing (whether academic research, reviews or publications), it was decided to group these files under one series, whilst maintaining the main divisions.

The arrangement is usually alphabetical by corresponding organisation, body or society, and chronological within sequence, otherwise simply chronological. Those files originally labelled 'Miscellaneous correspondence' have been shifted to the last in the series.

Physical Location


Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Clare Button June 2012.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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