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Papers of Douglas Scott Falconer

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1478
Identifier: Coll-1690

Scope and Contents

Contains: a file of correspondence; inserts removed from various editions of Falconer's 'Introduction to Quantitative Genetics'; photographs of Falconer and colleagues at the Institute of Animal Genetics; cassette tapes of contributors to 'Genetical Research' 73:3 (1999) reading out their contributions.

Also includes at SC-Acc-2023-0103: five folders entitled "Institute of Animal Genetics History"; "Reviews and comments on DSF's 'An Introduction to Quantitative Genetics'"; "Notes and Correspondence about 'Within Family Selection'"; "An Introduction to Quantitative Genetics"; and "Departmental papers, staff, funding, etc.".


  • Creation: 1939-2004


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The cassette tapes are in a format which are not currently accessible.

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11 folders

19 photographs

11 cassette tapes

Physical Location

Coll-1690/7 is not stored in CLX-A-1478 - see staff interface for details.


Accrual donated in February 2023 (Accession no.: SC-Acc-2023-0103), catalogued under the reference Coll-1690/7.

Future accruals possible.

Separated Materials

A collection of various editions and translations of Falconer's 'Introduction to Quantitative Genetics' was also received at the time of the donation. These have been accessioned in the Rare Books sequence under RBP2015.43, and their shelfmarks are RB.S.2973 – 2988.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Clare Button, August 2015.

SC-Acc-2023-0103 catalogued by Aline Brodin in September 2023, using a box-list supplied by the donor.

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Repository Details

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