Papers of Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith, publications

Scope and Content

Includes material relating to Ferguson-Smith's publications and intended publications. It represents a very incomplete record of Ferguson-Smith's extensive published output although there is documentation of some of his most notable works. Ha been divided into:  

  • Drafts;
  • Offprints;
  • Prenatal Diagnosis;
  • Other editorial correspondence.
It is presented in the order in which the publications appear in Ferguson-Smith's bibliography, which is at UGC 188/1/3/2.

As the  Malcolm Ferguson Smith correspondence section  is particularly large it has been divided into the following series, each with its own separate description:  

Administrative / Biographical History

Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith (1931- ) is a celebrated geneticist whose work on gene mapping has shaped our understanding of human evolution. Ferguson-Smith graduated MB, ChB in 1955 and was appointed a lecturer in Medical Genetics at the University in 1961. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1965 , a Reader in 1971, and Professor of Medical Genetics in 1973. He was also Honorary Consultant in Medical Paediatrics at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children from 1966 and in Clinical Genetics at Yorkhill and Associated Hospitals from 1973 to 1987. In 1987, Ferguson-Smith left Glasgow to become Professor of Pathology and Professorial Fellow at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. He was also Director of the Cambridge University Centre for Medical Genetics from 1989. For a complete biography see the  Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith collection  description.


Kept in the original order of arrangement.

This description is part of the main  Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith collection.

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and 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 2012. Lower level description originally compiled by Timothy E Powell, Heather Bird and Simon Coleman from the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath, in 2008 and later edited by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), October 2010. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Jane Heward, Graduate Trainee, January-May 2011. Catalogue edited by Sam Maddra, Project Manager Glasgow Modern Genetics Wellcome Digital Library, August 2012 and Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), November 2012.