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Grüneberg, Hans, (1907-1982)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 PP/GRU
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Grüneberg, Hans, (1907-1982)
Date(s): 1930-1982
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 18 boxes
Name of creator(s): Grüneberg | Hans | 1907-1982 | geneticist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Hans Grüneberg was born in Germany and studied medicine in Bonn and biology in Berlin. At the invitation of J B S Haldane, he moved to London in 1933, where R A Fisher and M J D White were also working on genetics. Grüneberg established the subject of development genetics, along with C H Waddington. He studied the pathological processes in mutant mice, and formulated a 'pedigree of causes' of genes, which was an important model for human disease. In 1943 he published Genetics of the Mouse (extensively revised in 1952), a work which influenced many experimental laboratories.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence of Hans Grüneberg with colleagues and friends, 1930-1982.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

By correspondent.

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Collection given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in August 1983 by Professor Grüneberg's son, Dr R N Grüneberg, MD, FRCPath. They were collected from the Department of Genetics and Biometry, University College, London, where Professor Grüneberg had worked for most of his career from 1933.

Allied Materials

Related material:

In other repositories: Department of Genetics and Biometry, University College London, retained a set of his published papers. Hubrecht Laboratory, Holland, has some of his papers covering his research on embryos. His collections of skeletons and shells (with related material) are in the Mammal Section and Mollusc Section respectively of the British Museum (Natural History).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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