The papers consist of laboratory notebooks, lecture notes, research grant applications, and some scientific correspondence.
Papers and correspondence of David Kirby, 1932-1969. Zoologist
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 D. Kirby papers
- Dates of Creation1960-1974
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description10 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Kirby was educated at Melton Mowbray Grammar School and, after National Service in the RAF, Durham University. He began his research career in the Department of Zoology, Oxford University where he became Senior Research Officer. His principal research interests were in embryology and reproductive physiology. In 1965 he was appointed Fellow and Tutor in Zoology at St Catherine's College, Oxford. He died after injuries received in a road accident.
By section as follows: Biographical, Laboratory notebooks, Lectures, Correspondence. Index of correspondents.
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Other Finding Aids
Printed Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of David Kirby (1932-1969) by J. Alton and H. Weiskittel, CSAC catalogue no. 13/7/74, 5 pp. Copies available form NCUACS, University of Bath.
Material relating to Kirby's Fellowship at St Catherine's College, Oxford, is held there.
Received for cataloguing in 1973 by the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre from Dr W.D. Billington, Department of Pathology, Bristol University. Placed in BodleianLibrary (gift) in 1974.