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Papers relating to the Institute of Animal Genetics, 1934-c.1971

Identifier: Coll-1057/2

Scope and Contents

  1. notebook detailing various poultry experiments for the period 1925-1929 (c.1929);
  2. a typescript titled 'Memorandum regarding poultry research in the Institute of Animal Genetics, Edinburgh', by Alan Greenwood (1934);
  3. two typescript copies of the Institute of Animal Genetics Report for the Year 1943-1944 (1944);
  4. bound typescript titled 'Institute of Animal Genetics - Publications 1920-1942';
  5. a typescript copy of 'The Institute of Animal Genetics at Edinburgh: the first twenty years' by Margaret Deacon (c.1971).


  • 1934-c.1971

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Biographical / Historical

Greenwood joined the Institute of Animal Genetics as a research student in 1923, gaining his PhD in 1925. He remained in the Institute as a member of staff, standing in as acting director during World War Two when F.A.E Crew was absent on war service. He left the Institute in 1947 when he was appointed Director of the newly established Poultry Research Centre.


3 folders

1 volume

Physical Location


Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Clare Button June 2013

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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