Photocopy of a letter to Pontecorvo from Dr Edward Hindle in response to the problems he has had with obtaining accomodation for the Department of Genetics at Glasgow

Scope and Content

Enclosed is a copy of Pontecorvo's Report on Activity (1945-1947) of the Department of Genetics and Proposals for its development . Pontecorvo is quite critical of the University's handling of his pleas for support for a Genetics Department that will lead the way in teaching to research and Hindle's letter refers to Pontecorvo submitting an application for the chair in Genetics at Birmingham.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Hindle introduced the golden hamster to the UK. He was Regius Professor of Zoology at the University of Glasgow from 1935 until 1944, founding and becoming President of the Zoological Society of Glasgow during this period. He then became Scientific Director at the Zoological Society of London from 1944 to 1951.