First World War (1914-1918)
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Autobiography: 'On the Brink of War: Observations upon dangers past and dangers present, with something of the Life and Labours of Sir Leo Chiozza Money' (xi + 925 pp., incomplete), 1939
Includes letters sent by Bateson from France and England. Some are written on the back of torn pages from the Journal of Genetics (items 10-11 & 13-14). Two 1918 letters are on paper headed ‘Y.M.C.A. On Active Service with the British Expeditionary Force’ (items 15 [15:1r] and 20 [20:1r]).
Transcripts of the letters from William Bateson to his sons which are catalogued at [MS Add.8634/A.26]. Contents of an envelope.
The transcript for the letter to John dated 25 Sep. 1918 is annotated with a note stating that the letter was found in John’s breast pocket when he was killed (item 3 [3:2]). The transcripts also include two additional letters to Gregory dated 22-23 Apr. 1922 informing him of Martin’s suicide (items 6-7 [6:1]).
Contents of an envelope so inscribed. Includes: a printed note on membership of German Academies and Scientific Societies (1917); a printed memorandum, notices and reports concerning the Inter-Allied Conference on Scientific Organisations held at the Royal Society in Oct. 1918, together with a related letter to Bateson from David Prain; and a press cutting on the death of Admiral Sir A.H. Markham (Oct. 1918).
A Special General Meeting was held on 31 July 1918 to consider the advisability of expelling enemy foreign members from the Society. The file includes a printed notice of the meeting; two letters from Thomas R.R. Stebbing to Bateson re a note in Nature which appeared to ignore the fact that the proposal was rejected at the meeting; and related notes in Bateson's hand.