Manuscripts & Correspondence

The LMB Archives include various unpublished documents, including correspondence, PhD theses, and administrative documents. The vast majority of this material is unsorted, but as soon as it is catalogued it will be added to the list below.

At the moment we do not keep the archives of individual LMB scientists, but are active in ensuring that an appropriate repository is found for significant collections, and that the whereabouts of this material is known. These items are included in the list.

BRENNER, Sydney

BRETSCHER, Mark

COULSON, Alan

  • Laboratory notes, correspondence, autoradiographs and other papers relating to DNA sequencing and mapping work Molecular Biology, Cambridge, 1960s-1990s. This material has been donated to the Wellcome Library, London.
  • The Coulson collection is now available to researchers both in hard-copy original format in the Wellcome Library and as a digitised collection online.

CRICK, Francis H C

  • The papers of Francis Crick (1916-2004) are deposited in the Wellcome Library, London
  • Polypeptides and proteins: X-ray studies.
    A dissertation submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge. Gonville and Caius. July 1953. Bound photocopy
  • Miscellaneous collection of Crick material has been collected by Mark Bretscher – see entry under BRETSCHER, Mark.

DISSERTATIONS: LMB

  • Dissertations submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge, by postgraduate students at the LMB are deposited in the LMB Library.

HUXLEY, Hugh E

  • Investigations of biological structures by X-ray methods: The structure of Muscle.
    A dissertation submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge. Christ’s College. August 1952. Bound photocopy

KENDREW, John C

  • Papers and correspondence of John Kendrew (1917-1997)
    The archive collection of John Kendrew is deposited at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The collection has been catalogued by the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath, (NCUACS catalogue nos. 11/4/89 and 78/7/98).
  • X-ray studies of certain crystalline proteins: The crystal structure of foetal and adult sheep haemoglobins and of horse myoglobin. 
    A dissertation submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge. Peterhouse, 15 May 1949. Original, signed copy.

KLUG, Aaron

MILSTEIN, César

  • Papers and correspondence of César Milstein (1927-2002)
    The archive collection of César Milstein is deposited in the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. The collection has been catalogued by the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath (NCUACS catalogue no. 146/3/06). A copy of the catalogue is in the LMB Archives.
  • Studies on phosphoglucomutase.
    A dissertation presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. University of Cambridge. Fitzwilliam House. 1960. Original, signed copy.

PERUTZ, Max F

  • The crystal structure of horse methaemoglobin.
    A dissertation submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge. Peterhouse, 16 December 1939. Original, signed copy.
  • Papers and correspondence of Max Perutz (1914-2002)
    The archive collection of Max Perutz is deposited in the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

ROSSMANN, Michael

  • Hand-drawn contour maps of haemoglobin, 1959.
    Signed and donated to the LMB Archives, 15th December 2004.
  • Three-dimensional balsa wood model of haemoglobin
    Donated to the LMB Archives, 4th January 2006.

SANGER, Fred

  • The complete set of laboratory notebooks (1945-1982) 
    The Laboratory notebooks of Fred Sanger have been donated to the Biochemical Society Archives.

SULSTON, John E.

  • The papers of John Sulston are deposited in the Wellcome Library, London
    The first section of the Sulston collection has been catalogued and released, with further sections to be completed later in 2014.

WATSON, James D.