Papers of Geoffrey Beale, founder of malaria genetics and Royal Society professor

Scope and Content


Coll-1255/1: family and personal papers;

Coll-1255/2: correspondence with individual scientists, including students and collaborators;

Coll-1255/3: correspondence regarding Beale's publications, including press cuttings;

Coll-1255/4: professional correspondence, including applications for positions, army service and early career;

Coll-1255/5: notebooks and diaries, chiefly concerning experiments;

Coll-1255/6: papers relating to Beale's lectures, including courses at the University of Edinburgh, Chulalongkorn University and the University of California, Berkeley;

Coll-1255/7: papers concerning Beale's research, including notes from reading and printed materials gathered for research;

Coll-1255/8: data and papers relating to experiments;

Coll-1255/9: papers relating to grants and funding;

Coll-1255/10: papers relating to international visits and travel;

Coll-1255/11: drafts and typescripts of articles and chapters by Beale and others;

Coll-1255/12: printed material, including offprints and annual reports.


Beale's papers were originally held in box files. They have been loosely arranged according to subject and type, although original box file contents have not been altered. Papers are arranged in chronological order within series and reverse chronological order within folders.

Access Information

Open. Where noted, the researcher may be required to complete a Data Protection undertaking form. A small amount of material is restricted and cannot be produced.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the School of Biological Sciences on 18 February 2010.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Clare Button November 2013 - May 2014

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Head of Special Collections.

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

Appraisal Information

The material has been appraised for duplicate material, eg multiple copies of published material.

Custodial History

A preliminary box listing of this material was conducted by archivist Judith Etherton as part of a scoping project in July 2012.

Biographical material relating to Henrik Kacser (Coll-1255/7/11) included here was formerly part of the collection Coll-1288.


Further accruals unlikely.

Related Material

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections also holds Geoffrey Beale's library of genetics-related books, which are not yet catalogued.

Coll-41: the papers of C.H. Waddington contains correspondence with Beale.

Coll-1266: Material relating to Charlotte Auerbach, including papers collated by Geoffrey Beale in preparation for his Royal Society memoir of Auerbach.

Location of Originals

This material is original.


No known publications.