Papers of Dr James Harrison Renwick, publications

Scope and Content

Includes drafts for some of Renwick's published papers 1961-1990, though the majority of the material dates from the early 1970s. Articles documented range from Probable linkage between a congenital cataract locus and the Duffy blood group locus, with Dr Sylvia Dorothy Lawler, in Annals of Human Genetics vol 27 (1963), to On avoiding statistical bias in linkage-based counselling, in Annals of Human Genetics vol 54 (1990). There are some of the many book reviews by Renwick 1955-1980, and editorial correspondence, chiefly documenting the refereeing of papers for journals. There is also a set of Renwick's offprints.

This description is part of the main James Harrison Renwick collection which has been divided into the following sections, each with its own separate description:

Administrative / Biographical History

James (Jim) Harrison Renwick was a Titular Professor of Genetics at the University from 1967-1968. He joined the Department of Genetics in 1959 as a Research Fellow and was appointed to Senior Lecturer in 1960 and a Reader in 1966. He made a fundamental contribution to modern genetics, in particular to the development of human gene mapping that paved the way for the Human Genome Project. For a biography see the full James Harrison Renwick collection description.


Material is arranged chronologically withing the following four series:

  • Drafts;
  • Reviews;
  • Editorial correspondence;
  • Offprints.

Conditions Governing Access

Some of the material in this collection has restricted access conditions. Please contact the Duty Archivist to apply for permission to view this material. Contact details are as follows: Duty Archivist, Archive Services, University of Glasgow, 13 Thurso Stree, Glasgow, G11 6PE.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Related Material

Further drafts of Renwick's publications may be found in section UGC155/3, with the research material to which they relate.

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Sub-fonds level description compiled by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), November 2010. Lower level description originally compiled by Timothy E Powell and Peter Harper from the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath, in 2006 and later edited by by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), June 2010.