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Sir James Gray: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8125

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a wide variety of biographical materials (including Gray's diaries and maps from his service in WWI), Gray's undergraduate and post-graduate research notebooks (including notebooks documenting his ground-breaking work on animal locomotion), a number of research-related working papers (including notes), notes and slides for lectures, and a selection of professional correspondence concerning research and Gray's participation in various Committees.


  • Creation: 1909-1975 (Circa)


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 (


7 archive box(es) (7 boxes)

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Other Finding Aids

This is an abbreviated record. A hard copy of the full catalogue is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. A full online catalogue, created by NCUACS, is available on the National Archives website at

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were received from Lady Gray and from Dr. Hans Lissmann at the Department of Zoology, Cambridge, 1976.

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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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