Calvin B. Bridges Collection

Mss.575.28.B76

Date: Circa 1920s | Size: 4 Volumes

Abstract

These manuscript notebooks contain the preliminary drafts of Bridges's publication on the second chromosome characters of D. melanogaster. They are the following: 1. Pale translocation. 2. Gulloid-bearing Pale translocation. 3. Mutants: abbreviated, shrunken, balloon, blistered, blistered-2, brown, brown-2, brown 2-c, dilutor of brown, brown-3, brown-4, brown-5, humpy, lanceolate, lanceolate-3, lethal-Nova Scotia, lethal-II ay, morula, morula-2, plexus, purpleoid, speck. 4. Plexate deficiency, Plexate-2 deficiency, Plexate-3, Minute-L deficiency; interaction of Plexate- and Pale-T. Typescript of paper on "The mutual neutralization of deficiencies and overlapping duplications," with tables.

Background note

American geneticist Calvin Blackman Bridges, 1889–1938, collaborated with T. H. Morgan, A. H. Sturtevant, and H. J. Muller, the group that developed many of the concepts of modern genetics through their study of the fruit fly, Drosophila. He continued with the Morgan group as a research associate of the Carnegie Institution in Washington from 1919.

His contributions to modern genetics include the proof of the chromosome theory of heredity, formulation of the theory of genic balance, and the detailed study of giant salivary chromosomes in relation to the positions of genes. He was co-author of The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity (1915).

Collection Information

Physical description

4 volumes.

Provenance

Gift of H. Bentley Glass.

Custodial history:

Upon his death, Calvin Bridges' papers were destroyed by T. H. Morgan and A. H. Sturtevant. So far as is known, there is no correspondence or manuscript material remaining, except for the four notebooks preserved in the possession of Jack Schultz, and whatever may be found in the papers of other correspondents. These notebooks now form the present collection, having come to the American Philosophical Society with the Jack Schultz Papers.

Related material

There are 175 letters to and from Bridges in the Demerec Papers (B D394), 40 in the Dunn Papers (B D917), and 21 in the Stern Papers (Ms. Coll. 5). The total in the collections of the archives of the American Philosophical Society is almost certainly greater than anywhere else.

Genetics Note

AuthorFormatDate
Bridges, Calvin B. -- Pale translocationManuscripts (1 volume)Circa 1920s
Bridges, Calvin B. -- Gulloid-bearing Pale translocationManuscripts (1 volume)Circa 1920s
Bridges, Calvin B. -- Mutants. Abbreviated, shrunken, balloon, blistered, blistered-2, brown, brown-2, brown 2-c, dilutor of brown, brown-3, brown-4, brown-5, humpy, lanceolate, lanceolate-3, lethal-Nova Scotia, lethal-II ay, morula, morula-2, plexus, purpleoid, speckManuscripts (1 volume)Circa 1920s
Bridges, Calvin B. -- Plexate deficiency, Plexate-2 deficiency, Plexate-3, Minute-L deficiency; interaction of Plexate- and Pale-T. Typescript of paper on "The mutual neutralization of deficiencies and overlapping duplications," with tablesManuscripts (1 volume)Circa 1920s

Indexing Terms


Subject(s)

  • Chromosomes -- Analysis
  • Drosophila -- Genetics


Detailed Inventory

Selected Inventory from Genetics Subject Guide
  
Bridges, Calvin B. (Calvin Blackman), 1889-1938.
Pale translocation
Circa 1920s1 Volumes; Manuscripts ( 1 volume )

General physical description: Manuscripts ( 1 volume )


Subject(s): Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Drosophila genetics

Bridges, Calvin B. (Calvin Blackman), 1889-1938.
Gulloid-bearing Pale translocation
Circa 1920s1 Volumes; Manuscripts ( 1 volume )

General physical description: Manuscripts ( 1 volume )


Subject(s): Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Drosophila genetics

Bridges, Calvin B. (Calvin Blackman), 1889-1938.
Mutants. Abbreviated, shrunken, balloon, blistered, blistered-2, brown, brown-2, brown 2-c, dilutor of brown, brown-3, brown-4, brown-5, humpy, lanceolate, lanceolate-3, lethal-Nova Scotia, lethal-II ay, morula, morula-2, plexus, purpleoid, speck
Circa 1920s1 Volumes; Manuscripts ( 1 volume )

General physical description: Manuscripts ( 1 volume )


Subject(s): Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Drosophila genetics

Bridges, Calvin B. (Calvin Blackman), 1889-1938.
Plexate deficiency, Plexate-2 deficiency, Plexate-3, Minute-L deficiency; interaction of Plexate- and Pale-T. Typescript of paper on "The mutual neutralization of deficiencies and overlapping duplications," with tables
Circa 1920s1 Volumes; Manuscripts ( 1 volume )

General physical description: Manuscripts ( 1 volume )


Subject(s): Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Drosophila genetics