Albert Charles Chibnall: Correspondence and Papers

Scope and Content

[A] Biographical and autobiographical material, including five volumes of family and personal history; Chibnall's war service, 1914-18; and correspondence about the Sir William Dunn Professorship, 1943.

[B] Research work, 1925-37; correspondence and papers on plant-protein fibres research, 1935-41; and insulin research, 1951-58.

[C] Lectures and publications, including material for the Sillimans Lectures at Yale, 1938, and the accompanying book; the Royal Society Bakerian Lecture, 1942; and the Procter Memorial Lecture, 1945.

[D] Societies and organisations: work for Agricultural Research Council, with reports on direct use of leaf protein in human nutrition and protein supplies for forage; correspondence and papers about the formation of the International Union of Biochemistry; and a report on human protein requirements and supplies for the Scientific Committee on Food Policy of the 1939-45 War Cabinet.

[E] Visits and conferences, especially the First International Congress on Biochemistry.

[F] Correspondence with plant biochemists and protein chemists in Britain, U.S.A. and Scandinavia.

Administrative / Biographical History

Albert Charles Chibnall (1894-1988), biochemist; Professor of Chemistry, Imperial College, London, 1929-43, and Sir William Dunn Professor of Biochemistry, Cambridge, 1943-49.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Dr. Marjorie Chibnall per NCUACS, 1992.


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

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue. A catalogue prepared by Peter Harper and Timothy E. Powell, National Cataloguing Unit for Archives of Contemporary Scientists, is also available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.