Kathleen Beyer Blackburn, (1892-1968) seated

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0251]

Creator: Heslop-Harrison, John William

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

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Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

Blackburn was a distinguished British botanist who discovered that "plants as well as animals have in their cells bits of living matter known as the sex chromosomes" (Science News Letter, 1926). From 1918-1958, she was a member of the Botany Department at Armstrong College (later called King's College), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Blackburn coauthored frequently with botanist J.W. Heslop-Harrison.

Subject

  • Heslop-Harrison, John William 1881-1967
  • Blackburn, Kathleen Beyer 1892-1968
  • King¡s College (University of Durham)

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Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Topic

  • Chromosomes
  • Women scientists
  • Plants
  • Cytology
  • Women scientists
  • Botany
  • Chromosomes
  • Cytology

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Black-and-white photographs

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0251]

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