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Papers of Richard Alan Beatty

Identifier: Coll-1364

Scope and Contents


  1. Coll-1364/1: papers relating to scientific research (1949-1982);
  2. Coll-1364/2: papers relating to grants from the Ford Foundation (1960-1983);
  3. Coll-1364/3: papers relating to lectures given by R.A Beatty (1948-1978);
  4. Coll-1364/4: papers relating to conferences and other events (1955-1982);
  5. Coll-1364/5: papers relating to reports and visits (1951-1981);
  6. Coll-1364/6: correspondence (1950-1993);
  7. Coll-1364/7: papers relating to the Centre for Reproductive Biology (1970-1983);
  8. Coll-1364/8: press clippings (1937-1970).

Correspondence frequently contains Beatty's replies in carbon copy.


  • Creation: 1937-1993


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to researcher completing a Data Protection undertaking form.

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.


1.8 linear metres (9 'A boxes)


The arrangement used here loosely follows the filing arrangement as indicated on the original file covers. Papers are arranged within each folder in reverse chronological order.

Physical Location

CLX-A-1092 - CLX-A-1100

Custodial History

When the papers were acquired in 2012, they were in brown folders and secured by treasury tags. They have been transferred to archival folders.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was gifted in 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:

EUA IN1/ACU/A1: the records of the Institute of Animal Genetics.


No known publications.


  1. Falconer, Douglas, 'Quantitative Genetics in Edinburgh: 1947-1980' in Perspectives: Anecdotal, Historical and Critical Commentaries on Genetics, ed.s James F. Crow and William F. Dove (Genetics Society of America, 1983), pp.137-142;
  2. Robertson, Forbes W., 'Genetics' in Two Hundred Years of the Biological Sciences in Scotland: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 84B, (Edinburgh, 1983), pp. 211-229;
  3. biographical details for R.A Beatty provided to Edinburgh University Library Special Collections by Richard C. Beatty, in May 2012.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Clare Button, October- November 2013

Papers of Richard Alan Beatty, reproductive biologist, ARC Unit of Animal Genetics
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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