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Salaman, Redcliffe Nathan, 1874-1955 (physiologist and zionist)



  • Existence: 1874 - 1955


Redcliffe Nathan Salaman (1874-1955) was educated at St. Paul's School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he read for the natural sciences tripos. He was awarded his M.D. in 1904, but gave up medical work because he was suffering from tuberculosis. In 1905 he turned to the study of genetics, with particular reference to the potato, and published Potato Varieties in 1926 and The History and Social Influence of the Potato in 1949. He was director of the Potato Virus Research Institute, Cambridge, 1926-1939, and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1935 and an honorary fellow of Trinity Hall in 1955. In 1901 he married Nina (1877-1925), daughter of Arthur Davis, by whom he had four sons and two daughters. He married Getrude, daughter of Ernest D. Lowy, in 1926.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Redcliffe Nathan Salaman: Scientific, Personal and Family Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8171
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, notes, scientific papers, newscuttings and photographs. Also includes papers of Redcliffe Salaman's wife Nina Salaman.

Dates: 1843-1956 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Part 24 is restricted. Please apply to Department for Archives and Modern Manuscripts for access details.

Redcliffe Salaman: Correspondence on the potato

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9722
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with libraries and other collections looking for examples of Hortus Siccus containing early pressings of flowers of potato.

Dates: 1947-1952
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

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