Papers of Dr James Harrison Renwick, correspondence files

Scope and Content

This is not an extensive collection of correspondence as Renwick kept the bulk of his scientific correspondence with the research to which it related, and it is consequently to be found in section UGC155/3. With the exception of the correspondence with Professor Lowell R Weitkamp there are no extended exchanges of letters. Other correspondents represented by more than the individual letter include Professor Edmund Anthony Murphy, Dr Ruth Ann Sanger, and Professor Cedric Austen Bardell Smith. There are also references and recommendations.

This description is part of the main  James Harrison Renwick collection which has been divided into the following sections, each with its own separate description:  

Administrative / Biographical History

James (Jim) Harrison Renwick was a Titular Professor of Genetics at the University from 1967-1968. He joined the Department of Genetics in 1959 as a Research Fellow and was appointed to Senior Lecturer in 1960 and a Reader in 1966. He made a fundamental contribution to modern genetics, in particular to the development of human gene mapping that paved the way for the Human Genome Project. For a biography see the full  James Harrison Renwick collection  description.


Arranged into two series: scientific correspondence and references and recommendations. Arranged chronologically within each record series.

Conditions Governing Access

Some files in this collection are restricted as they identify patients and contain sensitive information. These records will not be fully accessible to the public until 100 years from the date on each file. However, they may be accessible to bona fide researchers and academics. Please contact the Duty Archivist for advice on how to apply for access to these files. Contact details are as follows: Duty Archivist, Archive Services, University of Glasgow, 13 Thurso Street, Glasgow, G11 6PE.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Sub-fonds level description compiled by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), November 2010. Lower level description originally compiled by Timothy E Powell and Peter Harper from the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath, in 2006 and later edited by by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), June 2010.