Work of Professor Harry Harris

Scope and Content

Mostly pedigree charts and family data.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harry Harris (1919-1994) served as a Research Assistant at the Galton Laboratory, University College, London, 1947-1950, before joining the Department of Biochemistry of the University. He was appointed Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry of King's College London in 1960. In 1965 he returned to University College London as Galton Professor of Human Genetics and Head of the Department of Human Genetics and Biometry. In 1976 he moved to the US. Professor Harris made significant achievement in the study of human genetics. He is best known for his work on the biochemical variations, such as blood groups, that account for a host of variables in human beings.


The bulk of this material was found in a series of three boxfiles arranged in an alphabetical sequence. Within the boxes are folders and loose pedigrees, coded with an alphanumerical system that resembles that used by Renwick.