Malcolm Dixon: Papers

Scope and Content

The papers are divided into 6 sections: A. Biographical; B. Research; C. Cambridge, D. Lectures and publications; E. Societies and organisations; F. Correspondence. A significant part of the material relates to Dixon's scientific research; enzyme nomenclature work for the International Union of Biochemistry; and various editions of Enzymes, with E.C. Webb, 1958 (2nd ed. 1964; 3rd ed. 1979).

Administrative / Biographical History

Malcolm Dixon (1899-1985), biochemist, Professor of Enzyme Biochemistry, Cambridge University, 1966; Chairman of the International Union of Biochemistry Commission on Enzymes, 1956-1961.

Access Information

Most of the collection is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room. Access to parts of Section B is at the discretion of the Keeper of Manuscripts. Parts of Section F are closed to readers.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the N.C.U.A.C.S., 1990.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue. A full catalogue of the collection is also available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Custodial History

The papers were received by the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists (N.C.U.A.C.S.) from Dr C.J.R. Thorne, Biochemistry Department, Cambridge University.