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Diaries of Edwin Maybury, zoology student at the University of Edinburgh

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1605
Identifier: Coll-2112

Scope and Contents

This fonds consists of five diaries written by Edwin Maybury of Nuneaton, Warwickshire covering the time period 1947-1951, when he was a student at the University of Edinburgh reading zoology. In his diaries, Edwin writes introspectively about himself, talks about his daily life as a student in Edinburgh, and records his experience of different lectures and practical courses. For example, in his 1947 diary he mentions on p. 291 a lecture he attended given by "Dr Auerbach", that is to say Dr Charlotte Auerbach, then Lecturer in genetics at the University.

Also includes a time log covering the years 1948-1949.


  • Creation: 1947-1951


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Biographical / Historical

Edwin Maybury graduated from the University in 1949 with a BSc (Pure) degree.


5 notebooks

1 booklet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in January 2024. Accesison no. SC-Acc-2023-0006.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in April 2024.

Diaries of Edwin Maybury, zoology student at the University of Edinburgh, 1947-1951
Aline Brodin
April 2024
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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