Bridges, Calvin B. (Calvin Blackman), 1889-1938

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American geneticist Calvin Blackman Bridges, 1889–1938, collaborated with T. H. Morgan, A. H. Sturtevant, and H. J. Muller, the group that developed many of the concepts of modern genetics through their study of the fruit fly, Drosophila. He continued with the Morgan group as a research associate of the Carnegie Institution in Washington from 1919.

His contributions to modern genetics include the proof of the chromosome theory of heredity, formulation of the theory of genic balance, and the detailed study of giant salivary chromosomes in relation to the positions of genes. He was co-author of The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity (1915).

From the guide to the Calvin B. Bridges Collection, Circa 1920s, (American Philosophical Society)

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creatorOf Borsook, Henry, 1897-. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1938-1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Genetics Collection, 1884-1971, 1884-1971 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945. Papers, ca. 1919-1947. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Milislav Demerec Papers, 1919-1966 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Thomas Hunt Morgan papers, ca. 1919-1947, Circa 1919-1947 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Calvin B. Bridges Collection, Circa 1920s American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Demerec, M. (Milislav), 1895-1966. Papers, 1919-1966. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn L. C. Dunn Papers, ca. 1920-1974 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Stern, Curt, 1902-1981. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1980. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Dunn, L. C. (Leslie Clarence), 1893-1974. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1974. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Library. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. 1668-1983. American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Genetics Collection, 1884-1971. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Bridges, Calvin B. (Calvin Blackman), 1889-1938. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1927-1938. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Curt Stern Papers, 1907-1981 American Philosophical Society
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associatedWith Demerec, M. (Milislav), 1895-1966. person
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associatedWith Dunn, L. C. (Leslie Clarence), 1893-1974. person
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associatedWith Gowen, John Whittemore, 1893-1967 person
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associatedWith Hollaender, Alexander, 1898-1986 person
associatedWith Lederberg, Joshua person
associatedWith Mendel, Gregor, 1822-1884 person
associatedWith Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945. person
associatedWith Muller, H. J., (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967 person
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associatedWith Stadler, Janice B., 1912- person
associatedWith Stern, Curt, 1902-1981. person
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Birth 1889-01-23

Death 1938-12-27





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