Papers of Thaddeus Robert Rudolph Mann, 1908-1993

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 12 CUL Add. MS 8880
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      15 items (2 boxes)

Scope and Content

The papers consist of a little biographical material and twelve laboratory notebooks recording research in the physiology and biochemistry of reproduction, 1947-1976.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mann was born in Lwow, Poland and educated at Lwow University before moving to the Molteno Institute, Cambridge as Rockefeller Research Fellow, 1935-1937. He remained at Cambridge University for the rest of his career. He was Beit Memorial Research Fellow, 1937-1944, and Member of the Staff of the Agricultural Research Council, 1944-1976. He was Reader in Physiology of Animal Reproduction, 1953-1967, Director of ARC Unit of Reproductive Physiology and Biochemistry, 1954-1976, and Marshall-Walton Professor of the Physiology of Reproduction, 1967-1976. Mann was elected FRS in 1951.


By section as follows: Notebooks, Biographical.

Access Information

Access to holders of full Reader's Tickets for Cambridge University

Other Finding Aids

Printed Catalogue of the Papers of Thaddeus Robert Rudolph Mann (1908-1993) by P. Harper and T.E. Powell, NCUACS catalogue no. 30/6/91, 6 pp. Copies available from NCUACS, University of Bath.

Separated Material

Full biographical records have been deposited with the Royal Society and the Biochemical Society in London and there are shorter biographical accounts in the libraries of the Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine (Brussels), the Veterinary Schools of the Universities of Ghent and Hanover, the Academy of Agriculture in Krakw, Poland, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. A videotape of an interview conducted by Dr R. Harrison in 1989 on behalf of the Biochemical Society is held in the Society's Archives. Biographical and bibliographical material, reprints, notebooks and reprints on enzyme research, and photographs are held by the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London.

Custodial History

Received for cataloguing in 1991 by the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists from Mann. Deposited in Cambridge University Library in 1991.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library also holds a complete set of Mann's published scientific papers, 1930-1984, and copies of his four books The biochemistry of semen, 1954; The biochemistry of semen and of the male reproductive tract, 1964; (with C. Lutwak-Mann) Male reproductive function and semen - themes and trends in physiology, biochemistry and investigative andrology,1981; Spermatophores - development, structure, biochemical attributes and role in the transfer of spermatozoa, 1984.