Notebook transcription project

To celebrate the centenary of the Genetics Society we are making a digitised notebook, taken by student Mary Sykes in lectures given by William Bateson, publicly available.

We also want to provide a typed version of each page (a transcription) to allow people to access the content without the difficulty of reading early 20th century handwriting.

We have recently digitised all 157 pages in the book, but these pages need transcribing. Until then we won’t be sure what this notebook might reveal.


We hope this project will open the notebook to new audiences, and encourage further study in the history of genetics and women’s education.


A sample page from the Mary Sykes notebook A sample page from the Mary Sykes notebook

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