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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'.


  • Creation: c.1902-1910

Language of Materials


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Biographical / Historical

Arthur Dukinfield Darbishire was appointed to the Lectureship in Genetics at the University of Edinburgh in 1911. In his research, Darbishire argued for an approach which united Mendelian and biometric thinking to fully comprehend the study of heredity, and in 1909 he repeated one of Mendel's classic pea-crossing experiments. Darbishire's promising career was cut short in 1915 when he died of meningitis in an army training camp.


1 volume


18 x 22.7cm

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