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Papers of Eric Lucey

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1484

Scope and Contents

The material contains:

  1. two vinyl (78") records from Edinburgh University Phonetics Department, possibly containing recordings of the humorous songs composed at the Institute of Animal Genetics (1958);
  2. various photographs showing: a social event held at Eric Lucey's house, possibly with Institute of Animal Genetics staff (George Clayton is pictured); the Institute of Animal Genetics Research Film Unit and Lucey's laboratory at his home in Edinburgh;
  3. folder containing glossy copies of Waddington's 50th birthday photograph album, with some additional pictures and material inserted by Lucey (c.1955-1973);
  4. historical materials, including Lucey's a copy of autobiographical notes illustrated with photographs (March 2006), various obituaries and a copy of the brochure for the Waddington Centennial celebration;
  5. material relating to the 'Waddington Demi-Centenary' (50th birthday party) celebrations and other social events at the Institute of Animal Genetics, including multiple copies of the Institute songbook, titled 'Welcome to Edinburgh' (c.1955-1956);
  6. papers concerning Lucey's work, including stills and correspondence relating to his film 'Shoreline Sediments' (1970-1972), papers relating to the preparation for Lucey's film 'The Jump of the Flea' (1966-1967) and photocopies of three papers relating to Lucey's research into the acoustics of the flute (1984-1987) and research into benthic meiofauna (1997);
  7. a lens fixture for an Adox Polomat 1 camera;
  8. three decorative tiles made by Lucey;


  • Creation: c.1955-2006


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

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

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


0.7 linear metres (2 'A' boxes; 1 'D' box)


Material still to be arranged, although related items have been kept or grouped together.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lucey's daughter, Caroline Marr, on 31 July 2013.


This material was selected at the time of donation, following an appraisal on site.


Further accruals possible.

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:

Acc.10/006: Films from the Institute of Animal Genetics Film Unit / Eric Lucey;

Coll-41: Papers of Conrad Hal Waddington;

EUA-IN1-ACU-A1: Records of the Institute of Animal Genetics.


No known publications.

Processing Information

Collection level description created by Clare Button 31 July 2013.

Papers, photographs and artefacts relating to Eric Lucey, scientific film pioneer
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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