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Archives of the Molteno Institute of Biology and Parasitology, 1908 - 1987

 Fonds — Container: MOL
Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/MOL

Scope and Contents

The surviving archives are few, providing mainly summary details of the building at its opening and its research activity.


  • 1908 - 1987


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

The Molteno Institute, endowed by Percy Alport Molteno (1861-1937, Trinity College) and his wife, Elizabeth Martin Molteno, to provide modern, spacious accommodation for the work of the Quick Laboratory, opened in a new building on the Downing Site in November 1921. The Quick Professor of Biology was its Director, responsible directly to the General Board of the Faculties and the Financial Board for its management. First known as the Molteno Institute for Research in Parasitology, its name changed in 1934 to the Molteno Institute of Biology and Parasitology. In 1987, it became part of the Department of Pathology. For further background information, see


1 archive box(es) : paper; waxed linen; photograph

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The archives were transferred to the University Archives in 1999.


The online catalogue was completed in December 2004 and emended in January and February 2005.


Molteno Institute of Biology and Parasitology

Finding aid date

2004-12-14 16:53:50+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.