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Charles Chamberlain Hurst: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7955

Scope and Contents

Letters and papers of C.C. Hurst, with annotations made by his wife Rona, who also compiled lists of files and summaries of the correspondence (section A), and used Hurst's letters to write a book, The Evolution of Genetics (section 23).


  • Creation: 1895-1977


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 (


9 archive box(es) (9 boxes)

67 file(s) (67 files)

3 volume(s) (3 volumes)

1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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Other Finding Aids

There are card indexes to correspondents in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The correspondence was presented by Mrs Rona Hurst in 1974, with a second deposit of notebooks made in 1976, and two small further deposits in 1977.

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Repository Details

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