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Institute Visitors' Book, 1924-1947

 File — Box: EUA-A-64, Box: data_value_missing_7e46d21a244709a02ea7647c681ffa7b, Box: data_value_missing_0972644b46c2528e8bdd11ac9657b219
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/A1/5/3

Scope and Contents

Green bound volume containing signatures, messages and photographs of the Institute's many visitors over the years. Signatures include: G.J van Oordt, Christian Wriedt, Edward N. Wentworth, L.J Cole, W.E Agar, Karl Madsen, Oscar Riddle, Ramon Blanco, James Anderson, L.C Dunn, C.C Little, B.P Wiesner, E.W Lindstrom, Stefan Kopec, Amal Chandra Chaudhuri, Allan C. Fraser, Ilya Ivanov, M.S Gutowska, I. Johansson, Raymond T. Parkhurst, E. Azarme, J. P Chu, S.S and Dorothea Munro, Hugo Merton, G. Montalenti, H. J. Muller,

Some signatures that remain unclear and spurious are: J.L. Sherton [?] (Rhodes University College, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1926), B. Sekle [?] (1938), D.U. Homet [?] (Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Lyon, 1947), Thomas P. Brun [?] (Research Institute for Genetics and Plant Breeding, 1947) and Dr Dimtre Josef [?] (Budapest, 1947).


  • 1924-1947

Language of Materials

This material is in English,French,German, Latin, Norwegian, Russian and Spanish

Physical Description

1 volume 30 x 25cm

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open.

Biographical / Historical

The Institute attracted numerous visitors from around the world, a diversity which is richly revealed in this Visitors' Book, which includes messages from the likes of Oscar Riddle (11 November 1926): 'The 'Animal Breeding and Research Department' is found to be much more than that. It is a new and aggressive center in which both men and problems are undergoing rapid metamorphosis to the great advantage of Biological Science.' The volume also contains a message and signature from H.J Muller, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1946. In the words of F.A.E Crew, the Institute was 'largely a post-graduate school offering scientific hospitality to the senior men from overseas, to scholars of the Ministry and Department of Agriculture, and others who are proceeding to a research degree within the University.'


1 volume

Physical Location


Materials Specific Details

This item has received conservation treatment to replace the endpaper and backboard and repair the spine.

Physical Description

1 volume 30 x 25cm


30 x 25cm

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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