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Papers of Ronald Silow, 1947 - 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/34

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies, newspaper cuttings, offprints and other material concerning Silow's work and reflections on China, with documents relating to the foundation of the Bertha St Aubyn Foundation.


  • Creation: 1947 - 1989


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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Biographical / Historical

Ronald Alfred Silow (1908-1990), plant geneticist, worked in the U.K., U.S.A., West Indies, China and Australasia. He was head of the F.A.O. Program for Atomic Energy in Agriculture, based in Rome, 1955-1964, and was on the staff of International Atomic Energy in Agriculture, Vienna, 1964-1968. The collection includes material relating to the Bertha St Aubyn Foundation, which was founded in memory of Ronald Silow's wife (who died of cancer in 1988), with the intention of establishing a hospice in Cambridge.


1 folder(s) (1 folder (62 pages)) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 11

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Dr Silow, 24 April 1989.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Silow, Ronald Alfred, 1908-1990, geneticist

Finding aid date

2003-08-28 12:52:40+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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