Catalogue description Catalogue of the papers of THADDEUS ROBERT RUDOLPH MANN FRS (b.1908)

This record is held by Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

Details of NCUACS 30.6.91
Reference: NCUACS 30.6.91
Title: Catalogue of the papers of THADDEUS ROBERT RUDOLPH MANN FRS (b.1908)

This small collection was received from Professor Mann in September 1991. It consists of a little biographical material and twelve laboratory notebooks recording research in the physiology and biochemistry of reproduction 1947-76. All the notebooks have on their front covers Mann's labels which describe and date the work and these labels are reproduced in the catalogue entries.


Additionally the notebooks were numbered 1 - 12 in red ink by Professor Mann before making them available for cataloguing. A further characteristic is the inscription, usually on the first page, 'Szczesc Boze!' (God Bless) indicative of Mann's Polish origins and Catholic faith. The research recorded in these notebooks was carried out in Cambridge at the Molteno Institute and on visits to the USA. However, they do not form a complete set of the notebooks used by Mann for his research even for the period 1947-76.


We are very grateful to Professor Mann for making his material available.


Compiled by Peter Harper and Timothy E. Powell


The work of the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, and the production of this catalogue, are made possible by the support of the following societies and organisations:


E P Abraham Cephalosporin Fund


The Biochemical Society


The British Library


British Telecom plc


The Geological Society


The Institute of Physics


The Royal Society


The Royal Society of Chemistry


The Society of Chemical Industry


The Wellcome Trust


The Wolfson Foundation

Date: 1947-1990
Related material:

1. Cambridge University Library has a complete set of Professor Mann's published papers 1930-84 and copies of his four books The Biochemistry of Semen, 1954; The Biochemistry of Semen and of the Male Reproductive Tract, 1964; (with C Lutwak-Mann) Male Reproductive Function and Semen - Themes and Trends in Physiology, Biochemistry and Investigative Andrology, 1981; Spermatophores - Development, Structure, Biochemical Attributes and Role in the Transfer of Spermatozoa, 1984.


2. Full biographical records have been deposited with the Royal Society and Biochemical Society and there are shorter biographical accounts in the libraries of the Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine (Brussels), the Veterinary Schools of the Universities of Ghent and Hanover, the Academy of agriculture in Kraków, and Trinity Hall Cambridge.


3. A videotape of an interview conducted by Dr R Harrison in 1989 on behalf of the Biochemical Society is held in the Society's Archives.

Held by: Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Mann, Thaddeus Robert Rudolph, b 1908, scientist, biochemist

  • Reproduction (biological)
Administrative / biographical background:



b. 1908 Lwow, Poland


1934 married Cecilia Lutwak


1935 MD Lwow


1935-37 Rockefeller Research Fellow, Molteno Institute Cambridge


1937 PhD Cambridge


1937-44 Beit Memorial Research Fellow, Molteno Institute Cambridge


1944-53 Member of the Scientific Staff (senior Principal Scientific Officer) of the Agricultural Research Council


1950 DSc Cambridge


1951 Election to Fellowship of the Royal Society


1953-76 Director of the ARC's Unit of Reproductive Physiology and Biochemistry, Cambridge


1961 Fellow of Trinity Hall Cambridge


1962 Conferral of C.B.E.


1967-76 Marshall-Walton Professor of Physiology of Reproduction, Cambridge


1980 Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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