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Correspondence with the Agricultural Research Council, 1946-1951

Identifier: Coll-41/8/2

Scope and Contents

The correspondence chiefly concerns the ARC'S financial support and the establishment of the Poultry Research Centre. Also contains draft typescripts of reports written by Waddington, including 'Constitution of a Self-Contained University Department of Genetics and Re-Organisation of the Present Institute of Animal Genetics' (1946), copies of memoranda of meetings between ARC representatives, the Department of Agriculture for Scotland and the University (1946-1947).


  • Creation: 1946-1951

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the researcher completing a Data Protection undertaking form wherever noted. A small amount of the material has been redacted, pending a future review.

Biographical / Historical

The Agricultural Research Council employed Waddington from his appointment as chief geneticst at the ARC-funded National Animal Breeding and Genetic Research Organisation (NABGRO, later ABRO) until 1951 when he became fully an employee of the University of Edinburgh, albeit still in charge of the ARC Unit of Animal Genetics, which formally broke away from ABRO at this time.


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