Darbishire Notebooks

Scope and Content

Twenty-four laboratory notebooks, c1902-c1904, giving records of Alfred Dukinfield Darbishire's studies of 'waltzing mice'; another similar notebook, 1904, latterly used as a visitors' book, 1942-1955, by Helen Darbishire.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Dukinfield Darbishire (1879-1915) studied heredity. He conducted studies on mice at Balliol College Oxford and Owens College Manchester.

Helen Darbishire (1881-1961), sister of Alfred Dukinfield Darbishire, was Principal of Somerville College Oxford (1931-1945).

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Department of Statistical Science, University College London, in 1980. Additional notebook given by Dr W D B Darbishire in 1999.

Other Finding Aids

Online catalogue

Conditions Governing Use

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