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Offprints of Francis Albert Eley Crew

Identifier: Coll-1496

Scope and Contents

Collection is partially catalogued. Contains 86 volumes and one box of unbound offprints belonging to F.A.E. Crew. The offprints have been divided by subject (for instance, The Fowl, Genetics. Drosophila). Many offprints bear Crew's signature; some are inscribed to him by individual authors.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1900-1940


Conditions Governing Use

Some volumes are in a fragile state and care should be taken when handling.


86 Volumes

1 box

Custodial History

Coll-1496/1-40 came from the former Institute of Animal Genetics Library (now part of the School of Biological Sciences) in the 1990s; Coll-1496/41-86 have an unknown provenance, although they have been part of the Library's holdings since at least before 1990. The University Calendar for 1946-/47 records that F.A.E. Crew made a gift of books and reprints to the University Library and the Institute of Animal Genetics Library. It may be that this lies behind the division in the collection. Crew also donated some printed papers and books to the University after his death in 1973.

Related Materials

Further material concerning F.A.E. Crew can be found in the following collections:

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

EUA CA16/1 - Interviews with former staff of the Institute of Animal Genetics, which contains lengthy interviews with F.A.E. Crew.

Processing Information

Coll-1496/1-40 catalogued by Kristy Davies (November 2013). Coll-1496/41-46 catalogued by Claire Jackson, volunteer (January-April 2015). Coll-1496/47-86 are currently uncatalogued.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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