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Papers of Ian Mason, cattle geneticist

Identifier: Coll-1638

Scope and Contents

The archive comprises the working papers of Ian Mason, including: subject files in alphabetical sequence, mainly pertaining to animals; subject files ordered by country; reports on various visits and meetings; articles reviews ans reports by Ian Mason and others, including card indexes; lectures; publications (not by Mason); notes and correspondence; slides featuring animals in various countries, and maps and graphs, mostly distribution maps of cattle and other animals.


  • Creation: 1912-2002


Conditions Governing Access

The material is available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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


5.1 linear metres (19 'A' boxes; 1 large-format box; large-format rolled items on open shelving.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number E.2015.42.


Further accruals unlikely.

Related Materials

Related material held in Edinburgh University Library Special Collections:

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

Ian Mason's library is held by The Lady Smith of Kelvin Veterinary Library, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. The following two volumes are in EUL Special Collections (Accession 2015.42): D. Falconer, Introduction to quantitative genetics; National Cattle Breeders' Association, British Cattle (1980) first edition.

Processing Information

Box listing completed by Claire Jackson, 2015-September 2016. Arrangement and catalogue completed by Clare Button, March 2018.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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