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
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.