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Genetics offprints by R.R. Gates  

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Three early 20th century offprints of genetics papers by R.R. Gates, presentation copies

Gates, Reginald Ruggles

Various places


Various dates



  • Hybridization and Germ Cells of Oenothera Mutants: Contributions from the Hull Botanical Laboratory XCIII. 21 pp. Reprinted from the Botanical Gazette. volume 44, no. 1, July 1907. Inscribed "With the author's compliments" in ink on front wrapper. University of Chicago Press, 1907.
  • The Stature and Chromosomes of Oenothera gigas, De Vries. Pp. [525]-552. Tipped-in slip noting absence of two plates due to their being lost by the engravers. Sonderabdruck aus dem "Archiv für Zallforschung" 3. Band, 4. Heft. Rubberstamp "Compliments of R.R. Gates" on front wrapper. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1909.
  • The Material Basis of Mendelian Phenomena. Pp. 203-213. Tipped-in errata slip. Reprinted from the American Naturalist, Vol. XLIV., April, 1910. Rubberstamp "Compliments of R.R. Gates" on front wrapper. New York: 1910. 

Printed wrappers.

Important papers by the Canadian-born geneticist who published widely in the fields of botany and eugenics. A strong opponent of interracial marriage, he argued that "races were separate species." Each offprint with rubberstamp of University College London to front wrapper, along with a few ink accession numbers. 

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