Charles Chamberlain Hurst: Correspondence and Papers

Scope and Content

Letters and papers of C.C. Hurst, with annotations made by his wife Rona, who also compiled lists of files and summaries of the correspondence (section A), and used Hurst's letters to write a book, The Evolution of Genetics (section 23).

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

The correspondence was presented by Mrs Rona Hurst in 1974, with a second deposit of notebooks made in 1976, and two small further deposits in 1977.

Other Finding Aids

There are card indexes to correspondents in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.