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Papers of James Henderson Sang

Identifier: Coll-1391

Scope and Contents

The material here covers solely Sang's appointment to the Animal Breeding and Genetics Research Organisation and the subsequent difficulties within the Organisation, including matters surrounding the official ARC enquiry. Contains:

Coll-1391/1: Papers concerning Sang's appointment at the Animal Breeding and Genetics Research Organisation (May-June 1948);

Coll-1391/2: Papers relating to the official Agricultural Research Council enquiry (1950-1952);

Coll-1391/3: Drafts and notes relating to the ARC enquiry and surrounding issues (c.1951).


  • Creation: 1948-1952


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Conditions Governing Access

Some material is restricted and cannot be produced.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Head of Special Collections.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.


0.2 linear metres (1 'A' box)


The original system of arrangement has been maintained. Papers are arranged in reverse chronological order within folders.

Physical Location


Custodial History

Upon receipt of the material in September 2012, the papers were housed in archival enclosures.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to Edinburgh University Library Special Collections, in September 2012.


As far as is known, the material has not been appraised.


Further accruals unlikely.

Existence and Location of Originals

This material is original.

Existence and Location of Copies

No known copies.

Related Materials

Related material held in Edinburgh University Library Special Collections:

Coll-41: Papers of Conrad Hal Waddington;

Coll-1057: Papers of Alan William Greenwood.


No known publications.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Clare Button November 2013

The papers of James Henderson Sang, biologist and geneticist
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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