Haldane Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Scientific notes and papers; correspondence with publishers; scientific correspondence; general correspondence; University College London departmental files, wartime committees, and other societies; and some personal financial and domestic papers. There are also some papers of Charlotte Haldane (Haldane's first wife) which consist of correspondence, including letters about 'Women Today' magazine, and bills.

Administrative / Biographical History

Haldane was born on 5 November 1892. He was educated at Eton and at New College Oxford where he attained his MA. During the First World War he served in the Black Watch in France and Iraq, 1914-1919. From 1919 to 1922 he was a Fellow of New College Oxford; then moving to Cambridge University to be a Reader in Biochemistry until 1932. He was also the Fullerian Professor of Physiology at the Royal Institution from 1930 to 1932. Then he went to University college London to become Professor of Genetics (1933-1937 and later Professor of Biometry (1937-1957). After this, Haldane became Research Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute until 1961. In 1962 he was Head of the Genetics and Biometry Laboratory for the Government of Orissa. He received medals for scientific excellence during his career, and also published many scientific articles and writings. Haldane died on 1 December 1964.

Conditions Governing Access

Some parts of the collection are closed pending review.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Kennedy-Galton Centre, Harperbury Hospital, in October 1974. One box of papers of Haldane and his first wife Charlotte sent by Mr A.V.Simcock, Librarian of the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, in March 1985.

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