Access to Archives

Part of the UK archives network

Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of SIR PETER KENT FRS (1913 - 1986)


The entire contents of this catalogue are shown below. Browse the hierarchical structure instead

Reference NCUACS 43.5.93
Covering dates 1913-1987
Held by Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
Extent 94 boxes
Conditions of access NOT ALL THE MATERIAL IN THE COLLECTION IS YET AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION. ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO:
THE KEEPER OF MANUSCRIPTS
HALLWARD LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Source of acquisition The bulk of the papers were received in February and August 1990 from Lady (Lorna) Kent. The papers deposited in Nottingham University Library by Sir Peter Kent in 1985 were received from the Library in August 1990.
Creators Kent, Sir, Peter (Percy Edward), 1913-1986, Knight, scientist and geologist
Related information An album containing photographs taken during the East African Archaeological Expedition was donated by Kent to the British Museum (Natural History) in January 1977.
Note Compiled by Timothy E. Powell and Peter Harper
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:
British Petroleum plc
The Institute of Physics
The Royal Society
The Wellcome Trust
We are very grateful to Lady Kent for making the bulk of the papers available and to Lady Kent and Dr Dorothy Johnston, Keeper of Manuscripts, Nottingham University, for advice and encouragement.

Administrative history:
Percy Edward (from an early age he chose to be called Peter) Kent was born in West Bridgford, Nottingham, in 1913. He was educated at West Bridgford Grammar School and University College, Nottingham, where he read Geology under Professor H.H. Swinnerton. He graduated B.Sc. with first class honours in 1934. He was then awarded a scholarship by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research for research on the stratigraphy of the Lincolnshire Limestone and registered with London University for his Ph.D. Shortly after graduation, however, Kent was recommended to L.S.B. Leakey as geologist for his fourth East African Archaeological Expedition, the original choice K.P. Oakley having withdrawn. The expedition searched for remains of Homo sapiens at Pleistocene sites at Kanam and Kanjera in Kenya following on from Leakey's expedition of 1931-32, and then at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, but with inconclusive results.
Kent returned to the UK in 1935 and spent the following year writing up his results and resuming his study of Lincolnshire Limestone. On the strength of his work in Lincolnshire Kent joined the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (later to become British Petroleum) as an Assistant Geologist. He undertook survey work on the south coast of England 1936-37. Kent then returned to Lincolnshire to report on the geology of the area and was also assigned to check the geology of the 'Market Weighton Anticline' in south east Yorkshire. Kent's survey showed that in fact not anticline existed. In 1938 Kent was despatched to Scotland where exploration for oil had begun in the carboniferous rocks of central Scotland, and in 1939 to Formby in Lancashire where oil seepages had been discovered.
On the outbreak of war Kent was in a 'reserved' occupation and so continued to work for Anglo-Iranian in Nottinghamshire. In 1941, however, he was released by Anglo-Iranian as they cut back on their geological surveying and he joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was assigned to the Photo-Intelligence Branch of D section (Industry) of the RAF Central Interpretation Unit based at Medmenham, Buckinghamshire. Kent worked on the assessment of German oil supplies - initially locating oil storage tanks, later identifying synthetic oil plants in which the Germans were converting coal to oil. Kent was seconded to the Mediterranean Allied Air Force in Italy in 1944 and in 1945 he was posted to the Pentagon, Washington DC, to work with G2 Branch of US Army Intelligence on photo-interpretation of Japanese oil installations. For his work on identifying oil plants in Axis held Europe he was awarded the US Legion of Merit in 1946. At the end of the war with Japan Kent was the only non-American to accompany the US Strategic Bombing Survey, assessing the effectiveness of air raids on targets in Japan.
After the war Kent rejoined Anglo-Iranian and resumed work on oil finds in the Upper Carboniferous rock of the east Midlands, based at Eakring, Nottinghamshire. In 1948 he was posted to Iran for stratigraphic survey work in the Zagros mountains in south east Iran. He returned to the UK in 1951, following the political disturbances in Iran which had resulted in the nationalisation of BP's Iranian interests and so curtailed further survey work. He was almost immediately sent to East Africa, a report having been received that a Kenyan government geologist had found signs of oil. It transpired that no oil was to be found, although the area was geologically promising, and Kent went on to Tanganyika where the prospects of finding oil seemed better. The results of this pioneering geological work were published in 1971 by the Geological Survey as Geology and Geophysics of Coastal Tanzania with Kent as a co-author.
In 1955 Kent was posted to Papua New Guinea, first as Deputy Chief Geologist later Chief Geologist, with the Australasian Petroleum Company, a part-owned BP subsidiary. Kent was involved in surveys in the rain forest and the highlands of Papua. This met with little success despite the promising geology of the area. Kent was posted to Canada in 1957 as Adviser to the President of BP Canada. There was little progress in eastern Canada and work moved westwards to the Northwest Territories and Canadian Arctic islands in 1958. In 1959 BP also began investigating oil prospects in the north of Alaska. BP Exploration (Alaska) was formed with Kent as its first President. The work of Kent and his team was to lead to a number of discoveries of oil and gas including the two huge fields at Prudhoe Bay and Kuparek. In 1970 Kent and two BP colleagues, H.R. Warman and A.N. Thomas, were awarded the MacRobert Award of the Council of Engineering Institutions for the techniques they pioneered for accurate surveying through permafrost which made the discoveries possible.
From 1961 Kent's duties became more managerial. He was appointed Deputy Chief Geologist of BP in 1961, Regional Manager of BP North and South America in 1962 and Technical and Regional Manager of BP America and the Western Hemisphere a year later. In 1966 Kent was made Chief Geologist and was much involved in operations in the North Sea, particularly the discovery of the Forties field. Kent was appointed Assistant General Manager (Exploration) in 1971. Kent retired from BP in 1973 but continued as a consultant on exploration matters with special reference to Iran, Canada and the UK. Kent had maintained his close connection with oil exploration in Iran through his service from 1965 on the Exploration Advisory Group, a body formed in 1957 to advise oil companies operating in Iran on exploration matters. In 1973 Kent became Chairman of the Group, his continuing membership of the EAG being part of his post-retirement consultancy with BP. The EAG's activities were halted in 1978 by the Islamic revolution and the overthrow of the Shah.
On his retirement Kent was appointed Chairman of the Natural Environment Research Council, a post he held until 1977. In 1977 Kent joined the Board of LASMO (London and Scottish Marine Oil). He resigned from the Board in 1983 having seen LASMO develop from a very small investment house into a leading independent British oil company. In 1982 he accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors of Minworth Ltd, the controlling body of the Minworth Group of companies, and became its Chairman the following year. He also served as Chairman of Strontian Minerals, a subsidiary company within the Minworth Group, 1983-86.
Kent's numerous contributions to geology were introduced by his Royal Society memorialists as follows:
'Under Professor Swinnerton we may assume that Peter became so familiar with the chronostratigraphy of the Jurassic and Cretaceous that he was able to recognize with confidence the zonal level of the rocks in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire that formed the subjects of his earliest researches. This was one of the techniques upon which his career was based; the other was the art of field mapping. Neither of these techniques, however, became an objective in its own right in his hands; both were employed for the deciphering of the structural history of parts of the Earth's shallow crust, some of them of great economic importance. His work will remain influential in this field of structural interpretation; growing from small beginnings in the East Midlands, thence to the North Sea and beyond that to the aseismic continental margins of northern Europe and East Africa'. (N.L. Falcon and Sir Kingsley Dunham, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 33, 1987, 343-373, p.360).
Kent was accorded many honours for his contributions to geology and to petroleum exploration. He was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of London in 1938 and was awarded the Society's Lyell Fund in 1949 and their Bigsby and Murchison Medals in 1953 and 1969 respectively. He served as President of the Geological Society 1974-76. Kent was elected to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in 1957 (Honorary Member 1976), the Geological Society of America in 1966 and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, of which he was a founder-member in 1965 and which he served as Chairman 1966. He received the MacRobert Award (see above) in 1970. Kent was President of the Yorkshire Geological Society 1965-66 and was awarded its Sorby Medal in 1973. He received Honorary Degrees from the universities of Leicester (1972), Durham (1974), Bristol (1976), Glasgow (1977), Aberdeen (1978), Cambridge (1979), Hull (1981) and Birmingham (1983). Kent was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1966 (serving on Council 1967-69) and was awarded its Royal Medal in 1971. Kent was knighted in 1973.
Kent married twice, in 1940 to Margaret Betty Hood, who died in 1974, and in 1976 to Lorna Ogilvie Scott.

Contents:
SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL NCUACS 43.5.93/A.1-A.268
SECTION B RESEARCH AND SURVEYS NCUACS 43.5.93/B.1-B.505
SECTION C DEEP SEA DRILLING PROJECT NCUACS 43.5.93/C.1-C.121
SECTION D PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES NCUACS 43.5.93/D.1-D.134
SECTION E NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL NCUACS 43.5.93/E.1-E.196
SECTION F SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS NCUACS 43.5.93/F.1-F.427
SECTION G COMMERCIAL CONSULTANCIES AND COMPANIES NCUACS 43.5.93/G.1-G.267
SECTION H VISITS AND CONFERENCES NCUACS 43.5.93/H.1-H.159
SECTION J SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE NCUACS 43.5.93/J.1-J.79
The material is presented in the order given in the List of Contents. This large collection covers almost all aspects of Kent's professional career.
Section A, Biographical, is substantial. There is Kent's autobiographical account 'Recollections in retirement', and records of Kent's student work at University College Nottingham, his membership of the East African Archaeological Expedition 1934-35, his Second World War service and his career with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company/BP. The honours received by Kent are well-documented, including his election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1966, the MacRobert Award in 1970 and his knighthood in 1973. The section also includes diaries 1950-71, family and social correspondence, including a sequence of letters home during Kent's period in Iran 1948-51, and miscellaneous personal papers and memorabilia.
Section B, Research and surveys, is the largest in the collection. It documents Kent's survey and oil exploration work and his own geological research from the first work with Anglo-Iranian Oil in Lincolnshire in 1936, through his postwar work for BP in the UK and overseas in Iran, East Africa, Papua New Guinea and North America, to the North Sea discoveries of the 1960s and 1970s, and post-retirement research to 1986. There was a close relationship between Kent's work for Anglo-Iranian/BP and his academic geological research; with the company's goodwill Kent was able to use information from company surveys in his own publications. Kent retained a continuing interest in the geology and oil prospects of areas of the world he had visited and this is reflected in the wide geographical coverage of the papers. The bulk of the material, however, is concerned with the geology of England (particularly the Midland counties) and Iran (including the work of the Exploration Advisory Group). The material, most of which was found in Kent's own folders or envelopes, includes correspondence, manuscript notes (some on pages from 'filofax' style notebooks), typescript drafts and notes, stratigraphical columns, oil well logs, maps, sections and photographs. There are also a number of notebooks.
Section C, Deep Sea Drilling Project, documents Kent's involvement in the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) from the negotiations over British participation in 1973 and the establishment of the International Phase of Ocean Drilling (IPOD) in 1975. The lead agency in the UK was the Natural Environment Research Council, of which Kent was Chairman. Kent served on the Executive Committee of JOIDES, the consortium of member-institutions of the project, 1975-81, and on the UK IPOD Co-ordinating Committee. His involvement continued to the completion of the IPOD in November 1983 and the campaign for British participation in its successor programme, the Advanced Ocean Drilling Project (AODP, later just ODP). Kent played an active part in the research, reviewing the results of Leg 25 of the DSDP, which surveyed the western Indian Ocean and contributing to the series Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project.
Section D, Publications and lectures, brings together material for many of Kent's published papers, 1936-87, and lectures from 1952. The largest single body of material documents his geological memoir for the Institute of Geological Sciences, Eastern England from the Tees to the Wash (HMSO, 1980). The lectures were chiefly delivered to university and college geological societies of local geological and natural history societies. The latter include Presidential addresses to the Yorkshire Geological Society and to the Lincolnshire Naturalists' Union. There are also sequences of editorial correspondence and Letters to The Times. At NCUACS 43.5.93/D.134 is material relating to a BBC radio broadcast on explorers in which Kent took part. There is an (incomplete) set of Kent's published papers at NCUACS 43.5.93/D.135.
Section E, Natural Environment Research Council, includes papers relating to Kent's service on the the Geology and Geophysics Committee (later Institute of Geological Sciences Advisory Committee) of the NERC 1968-73, his Chairmanship of the NERC 1973-77 and subsequent Council service 1977-80. These activities are poorly documented since, with the exception of his first year as Chairman of the NERC, Kent did not retain many committee papers or official correspondence. The bulk of the papers document Kent's service on Preparatory Group 'A' of the Council, as a member of which Kent served on the Deep Geology Committee and Visiting Groups to the Institutes of Geological Sciences and of Oceanographical Sciences.
Section F, Societies and organisations, is the second largest in the collection. It documents Kent's association with 41 British, overseas and international bodies. These include the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, for which Kent acted as adviser in territorial disputes in the North Atlantic Ocean (Rockall) and the English Channel, the Geological Society, of which Kent was President 1974-76, the International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature, the Royal Society and the Watt Committee on Energy. For material relating to the British Geological Survey see the entry for the Institute of Geological Sciences and, specifically relating to the campaign to safeguard the future of the Survey 1984-86, the Institution of Geologists. Also of interest is the material on local geological and natural history societies of which Kent was a member, including the East Midlands and Yorkshire Geological Societies and the Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Trusts for Nature Conservation.
Section G, Commercial consultancies and companies, comprises material relating to Kent's work for commercial organisations, principally BP, LASMO and the Minworth Group. The material relating to BP includes documentation of his later managerial career within BP, but much of it dates from his post-retirement consultancy from 1973. Kent's involvement with LASMO 1977-84 is the best documented component of this section. As a member of the Board and a consultant Kent was very closely involved with the operation of this company at a crucial stage in LASMO's development into a leading independent British oil company. The LASMO material also records the history of Charlton Thermosystems Ltd, a small company attempting to market a pioneering heating system, in which LASMO had a close interest. Kent's shorter period of service with the Minworth Group, as Board member and Chairman of Minworth Ltd and Chairman of Strontian Minerals, is also well-documented.
Section H, Visits and conferences, presents a chronological sequence, 1951-85, of some of Kent's engagements both in the UK and abroad. The visit for which most documentation survives is the 1968 International Geological Congress held in Prague, Kent led the UK delegation. The proceedings were cut short by the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet occupation of Prague and the material includes accounts of the events by Kent and his wife, and memorabilia. The section does not present all of Kent's extensive travel and attendance at meetings and conferences. His overseas research and survey work for BP is documented in section B and his visit to East Africa with the East African Archaeological Expedition is documented at NCUACS 43.5.93/A.53-A.102.
Section J, Scientific correspondence, is the smallest in the collection. There are no extended sequences of correspondence. Much of Kent's correspondence is to be found in other sections, retained with other material with which it was found. There is, for example, a great deal of scientific correspondence in section B.



SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.1-A.268  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.1-A.18 BIOGRAPHICAL AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.19-A.52 SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY NOTEBOOKS
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.53-A.102 EAST AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.103-A.126 SECOND WORLD WAR
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.127-A.187 CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.188-A.209 DIARIES
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.210-A.238 FAMILY AND PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.239-A.268 MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL MATERIAL

BIOGRAPHICAL AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.1  1987

Contents:
Memoir of Kent by N.L. Falcon and Sir Kingsley Dunham, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 33 (1987), 343-373.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.2  14 July 1986

Contents:
The Times obituary

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.3  1936-1984

Contents:
Application form for non-immigrant visa for USA, completed by Kent for visit to Colorado, 1955.
Calendar of postings with Anglo-Iranian Oil/BP 1936-61.
Copy of Kent's BP 'Staff review form' for 1965.
Entry for Who's Who, 1966.
Biographical data, possibly for biographical reference book, 1984.
Biographical data, 4pp typescript. Compiled by Kent c.1984.

'Recollections in Retirement'  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.4-A.16  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's binder divided into thirteen for ease of reference.
Unpublished autobiographical account by Kent. The account comprises typescript sections, some with later typescript 'inserts', recounting episodes in Kent's life and career. The titles of the sections are reproduced in the catalogue entries, and the material is presented in the order in which it was kept by Kent.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.4

Contents:
'Beginnings', 'Oh, my Father!', 'Four schools'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.5  1931-36

Contents:
'University days - 1931-34, 1935-36', 'The family at Friary [Congregational Church]', 'Aunts and Uncles', 'Basford in the Twenties'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.6  1934-5

Contents:
'Geology in eastern England', 'East Africa 1934-5', 'With Leakey's 4th East African Archaeological Expedition 1934-5'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.7  1938-1940

Contents:
'The later Thirties - early years with BP (1936-1940)', 'Midlands oil', 'Scottish interlude 1938-9', 'The last summer of peace - Formby 1939 (and after)', 'Oil at Eakring, Nottinghamshire, 1939'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.8  1944-1945

Contents:
'War years in the RAFVR', 'Interpreting the German oil industry', 'Medmenham', 'Intelligence in the Pentagon, Washington D.C., 1945', 'Strategic Bombing Survey, Japan, 1945', 'Wartime memory - San Severo - an Italian country town (1944)'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.9  1948-1951

Contents:
'Iran, 1948-1951', 'Iran - home at Haft Kel, 1949', 'Iran - surveys in the Zagros mountains 1948-1951', 'Iran regional geological surveys'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.10  1950s

Contents:
'Deep exploration in eastern England', 'Back to East Africa in the 1950s'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.11  1952-57

Contents:
'East Africa again, 1952, and afterwards', 'Postscript to East Africa', 'East African exploration - a narrative history', 'In jungle country - Papua 1955-57'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.12  1957-1971

Contents:
'Canada - Calgary and the Arctic 1957-1960', 'Delivered by hand - a letter from Abu Dhabi and Kuwait May 1969', 'A visit to Oman, November 1970', 'A rather special week, November 1971'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.13  1965-1978

Contents:
'Iran - exploration advice 1965-1978', 'The high Zagros with the EAG, October 1972 - a diary note', 'Diary of the last days in Iran November 1972'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.14  1966-76

Contents:
'Meeting cabinet ministers, 1966-76'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.15

Contents:
'An afternoon with the BBC TV', 'Without a passport', 'Singing', 'A Dutch breakfast', 'Strange customs', 'Pure lunacy', 'The unpredictability of air travel', 'Borrowed time'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.16  1968-1983

Contents:
'A new star in the oil industry - LASMO 1977-83', 'The heat that failed - Charlton Thermosystems Ltd., 1980-1983', 'Positive vetting', 'Prague 1968', 'Hong Kong at night'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.17  1971 and 1974

Contents:
Lists of publications, to 1971 and 1974, and list of Kent's 'Reports held by BP'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.18  1958-72

Contents:
'Reprints Register'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: tabulated lists of names of those receiving various reprints, 1958-72. Arranged alphabetically.

SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY NOTEBOOKS  [no ref. or date]

School  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.19  1929-1931

Contents:
Hardback. Labelled on front cover 'P.E. Kent. Practical Chemistry'. Used for accounts of experiments 1 - 46 from 15 October [?1929]. The work was marked on 5 February 1930, 23 February 1930 and 22 July 1931.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.20  1931

Contents:
Hardback. Labelled on front cover 'P.E. Kent Practical Chemistry' and inscribed inside front cover '...Practical Chemistry II'. Used for accounts of experiments 47 - 52. The work was marked on 22 July 1931. Loose at front is July 1931 Chemistry Practical examination paper.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.21  Undated

Contents:
Hardback. Inscribed inside front cover 'P.E. Kent Physics'. Used for accounts of experiments.

Undergraduate  [no ref. or date]

'Practical Lab work 1931-34 (possibly worthy of archives as example of H.H.S. [Swinnerton] teaching methods)'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.22-A.38  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's large envelope so inscribed: diaries, binders, sketches and notebook.

Pocket diaries  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.22-A.24  [n.d.]

Contents:
Used for notes of geological fieldwork.

Diary  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.22  1932

Diary  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.23  1933

Diary  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.24  1934

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.25, A.26

Contents:
'(Stratigraphy) + Palaeontology'. Contents of Kent's ring binder so labelled divided into two for ease of reference: ms notes on fossil types.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.27-A.30

Contents:
'Stratig Palaeo. Special'. Contents of Kent's ring binder so labelled divided into four for ease of reference. The binder was used from the front for ms notes principally on stratigraphy (NCUACS 43.5.93/A.27, NCUACS 43.5.93/A.28) and from the back for ms notes on vertebrate palaeontology (NCUACS 43.5.93/A.29, NCUACS 43.5.93/A.30).

'Cret'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.31, A.32  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's ring binder so labelled divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.31

Contents:
Essay on the Tremadoc beds.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.32

Contents:
Ms notes on Cretaceous rocks.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.33

Contents:
'Palaeontology Foraminifera Graptoloidea Coelentera Brachiopoda Mollusca'. Kent's binder so inscribed. Pencil sketches, retained in original binder.

'Palaeontology'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.34-A.37  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's binder so inscribed divided into four for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.34  June 1934

Contents:
Pencil sketches of invertebrata; University of London B.Sc. examination admission card and timetable

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.35, A.36

2 folders.

Contents:
Pencil sketches of vertebrata.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.37

Contents:
Duplicated instruction and problem sheets for map making course.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.38

Contents:
Hardback notebook labelled on front cover 'P.E. Kent [...] Elementary Paleontology Mineralogy. Petrology'. Used principally for pencil sketches of fossils and watercolours of rock specimens.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.39

Contents:
Hardback notebook labelled on front cover 'Biogeography Geophysics Oceanography'. Used from 'Oct 2' for ms notes.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.40

Contents:
Hardback notebook labelled on front cover 'Geomorphology and Physical Basis...' Used from the front for ms notes on geomorphology, and from the back for ms notes on the 'Physical basis' of air, water, snow and ice and notes on '2nd Year Geomorph British Isles and Europe'. A little loose intercalated material.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.41

Contents:
Hardback notebook inscribed on spine 'Jurassic' and inside front cover 'Jurassics Inferior Oolite - Purbeckian'. Paginated 1-191 with list of contents on first page. Used for ms notes and sketches pasted into the notebook.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.42

Contents:
Hardback notebook labelled on front cover 'Jurassics' and inside front cover 'Lower Lias of the British Isles'. Paginated 1-41 (some earlier pages cut from the notebook and later pages not numbered). Used for ms notes.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.43

Contents:
Hardback notebook inscribed inside front cover 'Palaeontology'. Used from the front for ms notes on fossils and from the back for ms notes on Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene and the geology of south Shropshire. A little loose intercalated material.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.44

Contents:
Hardback notebook labelled on front cover 'Petrology and Mineralogy'. Used from the front for ms notes on petrology and from the back for ms notes on mineralogy.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.45

Contents:
Hardback notebook inscribed inside front cover 'Stratigraphy'. Paginated 2-146. Used for ms notes and sketches pasted into the notebook.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.46  1933-34

Contents:
Hardback notebook inscribed inside front cover 'Abstracts'. Paginated 1-82 (later pages not paginated). Used for ms notes on the literature and newspaper cuttings 1933-34 (from the Manchester Guardian) on geological matters pasted into the notebook.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.47  1931

Contents:
Softback exercise book used from the front for ms notes on fossils and sketches pasted into the notebook, and from the back for bibliographical references (latest reference 1931). Some earlier pages cut from the notebook.

'Field Work'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.48-A.50  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's ring binder so labelled divided into four for ease of reference: ms accounts of field work 1932-34 with list of contents on first page. The accounts are individually paginated and some are illustrated by photographs pasted onto the pages.
A later ms note by Kent found inside the binder (at NCUACS 43.5.93/A.48) describes it as 'Probably submitted in B.Sc. original work'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.48

Contents:
Introductory note with list of contents; 'The hydraulic Limestones of S. Notts'; 'A study of the Lincolnshire Limestone'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.49  1932-1933

Contents:
'Geological mapping'; 'The age of the highest Kimmeridgian of Lincolnshire'; 'the Northampton district'; 'Easter camp 1932 Bradford on Avon, Wilts'; 'Easter camp in Shropshire 1933'; 'Isle of Wight August 1933'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.50  1939

Contents:
'Welsh Border Easter '34'; 'Swanscombe' (later brief note on trial work with L.S.B. Leakey prior to East African Archaeological Expedition); photographs and map for 'Notes on river systems and glacial retreat stages in south Lincolnshire', by Kent, Bibliog. 7

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.51  1933-4

Contents:
'A Charnian Axis in the East Midlands PEK/1933-4'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: ms draft + hand-drawn map.
A later ms note by Kent found attached describes the circumstances behind the draft:
'This note was written in 1933/4 after a heavy dose of [W.J.] Arkell's book (Jurassic rocks of G.B.) and papers by R.H. Rastall. It incurred the severe disapproval of Prof Swinnerton, who regarded it as an unjustifiable waste of time'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.52  1933-34

Contents:
Ring bound pocket notebook used from the front and from the back for miscellaneous notes, those at front including work at Barnston [Lincs]

EAST AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also NCUACS 43.5.93/B.365, NCUACS 43.5.93/D.2.

Administrative history:
After graduation in 1934 Kent was invited to join L.S.B. Leakey's archaeological expedition to East Africa on its fourth season. He was recommended in the place of K.P. Oakley who had withdrawn from the expedition.
The expedition was to follow up Leakey's expedition of 1931-32 to Kenya, in the course of which Leakey had discovered fragments of a hominid skull at Kanjera and a hominid jaw bone at Kanam. The bones were thought to be from Homo sapiens. Leakey said the jaw had been found in Lower Pleistocene beds, which suggested an earlier date for the appearance of Homo sapiens than had hitherto been supposed, and the skull pieces in Middle Pleistocene. However, Professor P.G.H. Boswell, a leading authority on the Pleistocene, cast doubt on Leakey's claims and Leakey, to prove his case, persuaded the Royal Society to fund Boswell to visit the sites with him on his next expedition to East Africa.
The expedition left England on 24 October and arrived in Kenya on 10 November. There was considerable difficulty finding the site of Leakey's main discovery. This, it transpired, was because the photograph purported to be of the site was in fact, as Kent and S. White, the expedition surveyor, discovered, of gullies some distance away. Boswell returned to the UK in January and wrote a Letter to Nature in which he revealed the discrepancy. The matter was complicated by the fact that the photograph was to appear in Leakey's book on his discoveries about to be published by Oxford University Press. Leakey argued that there was no intention to mislead and withdrew the photograph from the book. Further difficulty arose when it became clear that the hominid jawbone had not actually been found in situ by Leakey but collected by a native assistant and that it was quite possible it had slipped down into the Pleistocene bed through cracks in the ground.
Kent initially served as assistant to Boswell, but following Boswell's return to the UK in January served as the Expedition Geologist. The first stage of the expedition searched for the sites of Leakey's finds and other evidence of early Homo sapiens at Kanam and Kanjera and other locations in the Kavirondo area of Kenya. In May 1935 the team moved on to Olduvai Gorge (Oldoway) in Tanganyika. Kent left Kenya on 8 August 1935.

Contents:
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.53-A.87 Correspondence and papers
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.88-A.102 Notebooks and maps

Correspondence and papers  [no ref. or date]

'East Africa. Technical correspondence etc from August 1934'  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.53-A.66  [n.d.]

Contents:
'Leakey's monthly reports. Letters from LSBL, Boswell, Wayland, Archdeacon Owen'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into fourteen for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.53  1934

Contents:
Correspondence August - October 1934 re preparations for the expedition. Includes initial letter from Leakey re the possibility of Kent joining the party, 11 August, and correspondence re preparatory field trip to improve Kent's mapping techniques (see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.50).

Monthly field reports.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.54-A.56  [n.d.]

Contents:
These duplicated typescript reports were written by Leakey for private circulation among expedition members and other colleagues. They report on the expedition's movements, excavations and discoveries, and include accounts of work carried out by Kent, with Boswell, and independently.

Monthly field reports.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.54  1934 - 1935

Contents:
24 October - 23 November 1934
24 November - 23 December 1934.
24 December 1934 - 23 January 1935.

Monthly field reports.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.55  1935

Contents:
24 January - 23 February
24 February - 23 March 1935. Includes Leakey's first reactions to reports of Boswell's criticisms of his work, published in Nature, 9 March (see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.57), and 'Report on geological work of the month' by Kent.
24 March - 23 April 1935. Includes 'Geologist's report' by Kent.

Monthly field reports.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.56  1935

Contents:
24 April - 23 May
24 May - 23 June 1935. Includes 'Geological report' by Kent.
24 June - August 1935.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.57  1935

Contents:
'Human remains from Kanam and Kanjera, Kenya colony' by Boswell, Nature 135, 371-2; printed account of journey to Kenya and first impressions of the country by Kent, probably from the West Bridgfordian school magazine; letter from W.E. Owen, 5 April, and correspondence from E.J. Wayland, Director of the Geological Survey of Uganda, July, August 1935; typescript draft of letter from Kent to East African Standard on the newly discovered ruined city at Engaruka, 4 August 1935; hand-drawn maps of Songhor and Olduvai.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.58  October - December 1935

Contents:
Correspondence arising from the expedition, October - December 1935. Chiefly with expedition members (including Leakey and Boswell) and E.J. Wayland.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.59  1936

Contents:
Correspondence arising from the Expedition, January - April 1936. Includes W.C. Smith's typescript 'notes on [...] igneous rocks from Eyasi and Manyana exposures' collected by Kent, 6 April 1936 and other correspondence re specimens collected by Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.60  1936-1939

Contents:
Correspondence arising from the expedition, May 1936 - 1937, 1939. The correspondence 1939 is chiefly re red pebbles from Koru collected by Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.61  1940-1941

Contents:
Correspondence October 1940 - January 1941. Chiefly re fossil fish from Miocene and Pleistocene beds. Includes 'A note on Pleistocene deposits near Lake Manyara, Tanganyika' by Kent, 8pp typescript, submitted for publication in the Geological Magazine, 14 January 1941 (Bibliog. 13, 1942).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.62  1941

Contents:
Correspondence February - May 1941. Includes 'The recent history and Pleistocene deposits of the plateau north of Lake Eyasi, Tanganyika' by Kent, 16pp typescript, submitted for publication in the Geological Magazine, 27 February 1941 (Bibliog. 10, 1941).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.63  1941-1942

Contents:
Correspondence and papers June - September 1941. Includes lists of 'Kavirondo Pleistocene mammals' compiled by A.t. Hopwood, sent to Kent 23 June; 'The Pleistocene beds of Kanam & Kenjera, Kavirondo, Kenya' by Kent, 19pp typescript, submitted for publication in the Geological Magazine, 6 July 1941 (Bibliog. 14, 1942); 'Miocene deposits in Kenya' by Kent, 2pp typescript, submitted for publication in Nature, 12 July 1941 (Bibliog. 12, 1941).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.64  1942

Contents:
Correspondence 1942. Chiefly re Kent's articles on Kenyan geology.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.65  1943-1945

Contents:
Correspondence 1943-45. Includes 'Contribution to discussion on Dr F. Dixey: "The relation of the main peneplain of Central Africa to sediments of Miocene age" 'by Kent, 2pp typescript, 3 February 1945.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.66  1939-1975

Contents:
Miscellaneous material. Includes press-cutting from the Manchester Guardian, 11 January 1939 of report from W.E. Owen on 'New discoveries in Kavirondo'; hand-drawn illustration of geology of Rusinga island and map of Kokkoth cliffs; ms notes; typescript draft Letter (? to Geological Magazine) on 'The age and tectonic relationships of East African volcanic rocks' by Kent, nd; two articles by K.P. Oakley, 1974 and 1975, reporting on radiometric assay dating of the hominid bone fragments discovered by Leakey's 1931-32 expedition.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.67-A.72  1934-1935

Contents:
'Letters from Africa 1934-5'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into six for ease of reference: letters from Kent to his family, principally his mother, October 1934 - July 1935. Includes accounts of outward journey and activities in East Africa. At NCUACS 43.5.93/A.72 is miscellaneous material found therewith: 15pp ms notes for talk by Kent on his experiences in East Africa; 'East African chessboard' by Kent, 9pp ms draft on relations between Blacks and Whites in East Africa (probably written for the Friary Congregational Church newsletter); magazine photograph of Kent with Leakey and Miss Mary Nicoll (later Mrs Leakey) at Olduvai Gorge.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.73-A.79  1934-1935

Contents:
'Letters to Africa 1934-35 (family matters) and Leakey'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into seven for ease of reference: letters from family, principally his mother, friends and colleagues, November 1934 - August 1935. Includes correspondence from Boswell, Leakey and E.J. Wayland. At NCUACS 43.5.93/A.79 are ms notes on ?Swahili grammar prepared by Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.80  1934-1935

Contents:
'The stratigraphy of the Miocene beds in the vicinity of the Kavirondo Gulf, Kenya (Summary)' by Kent, 27pp typescript + figures, 1934-35; 'Middle Pleistocene deposits near Lake Manyara, Tanganyika' by Kent, 5pp typescript + maps, 1935.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.81  1939-43

Contents:
Correspondence and papers 1939-43. Includes lists of fossil mammalia from Miocene deposits at Kavirondo sent to Kent by D.G. MacInnes and brief correspondence from Leakey re drafts sent to him by Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.82  1942

Contents:
'Physiographical features of the Kavirondo Gulf of Lake Victoria, Kenya' by Kent, 16pp typescript found with correspondence at NCUACS 43.5.93/A.80. Not listed in Bibliog. but possibly early version of Bibliog. 15

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.83  1944, nd

Contents:
'Kilimanjaro - an active volcano' by Kent, 4pp typescript, published as Bibliog. 19, 1944, with ms note on the shrinkage of the ice cap on Kilimanjaro; ms notes and pages of drafts 'The Uplift of East Africa' and 'The cause of the thrust vaulting of Rusinga' by Kent, nd.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.84

Contents:
Miscellaneous material. Includes typescript notes on geology of Kavirondo, photographs, hand-drawn maps of Serengeti and Rusinga Island.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.85  1976-77

Contents:
Correspondence, 1976-77, principally re photographs of the expedition and identification of localities.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.86  1903-1984

Contents:
Photocopies of pages from Leakey's Luck. The Life of Louis Leakey, 1903-1972 by S. Cole (1975), with references to Kent underlined, and of front covers of By the Evidence: memoirs, 1931-1951 by Leakey and Disclosing the Past: an autobiography by Mary Leakey (1984).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.87  1984-1985

Contents:
'L.S.B. Leakey Virginia Morell corresp.' Contents of Kent's folder so labelled: correspondence with Morell re the expedition, May 1984 - November 1985.
Morell was writing a book about the Leakey family and wrote to Kent with a number of queries, chiefly concerning relations amongst expedition members.
The folder also includes an account by Kent of a 'Stone tool from Laetoli, Tanzania' sent by him to the British Museum 1985. Kent describes the circumstances behind his taking the tool into 'protective custody' during the expedition.

Notebooks and maps  [no ref. or date]

Notebooks  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.88  1934-1935

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'Kanam'. Used from the front for field notes on work at Kanam and Kanjera, c. December 1934 - January 1935, and at the back for notes on D.G. Maclnnes's presentation on Mastodon teeth at East African science meeting, Nairobi, 30 November 1934. Paginated 2-110 (later pages not paginated).
Kent worked on the Pleistocene beds at the Kanam and Kanjera sites from November 1934 to 24 January 1935.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.89  1 February - 28 March and 23-30 July 1935

Contents:
Hardback notebook inscribed on spine 'Kanam'. Used from the front for notes on sections at Kanam and later notes on Leakey's book Stone Age Races of Kenya (Oxford, 1935) and the Louth - Willoughby anticline, and from the back for notes on sections at Rusinga island.
Loose material intercalated includes, at back, 9pp ms draft 'The geology of the Kanam - Kanjera area (Kenya colony)' in Kent's hand, and sections from Kanam, Kanjera and Rawe.
Kent worked on the Miocene beds on Rusinga and nearby islands

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.90  1935

Contents:
Hardback desk diary for 1935. Used principally to record movement between sites 20 January - 8 August 1935. The page for 1 January has been used as an index.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.91  1935

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'Koru etc'. Used from the front for field notes on work at Songhor, Muhoroni and Koru, and at the back for 'General ideas'. Paginated 1-45 (Songhor) and 1-23 (Koru).
Kent worked at Songhor 25-29 January and 22-25 April 1935 and at Muhoroni and Koru 6-14 April 1935. The notes on Songhor probably represent work on his first visit there.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.92

Contents:
Hardback notebook inscribed on spine 'Rusinga'. Used for notes on work on Rusinga, Mfanganu and Ngothe islands. Maps pasted into notebook at back. A little loose material intercalated.
The later pages of the notebook had ?photographs pasted onto them. At some later date these have been torn from the pages.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.93

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'Rusinga'. Used from the front for field notes on work on Rusinga island, and from the back for notes on Rusinga, Mfanganu and Ngothe islands. Paginated 1-94 (later pages not paginated).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.94  15-21 April 1935

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'Central Kavirondo'. Used for field notes on work at Mariwa, Omba, Maboko island, Majowa bluff and Lela. Most pages not used.
Kent worked on the Miocene beds at these sites to the north of the Gulf of Kavirondo.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.95  1935

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'Oldoway + Eyasi' and on first page 'Geology in north Tanganyika 1) Oldowai 2) Laitolil and Lake Eyasi'. Used from the front for field notes on work at Olduvai and from the back for field notes on work to north west of Lake Eyasi. Paginated at the back 2-42.
The Expedition moved to Olduvai Gorge, in Tanganyika, in May 1935. Kent worked in the Olduvai and Lake Eyasi area 10 May - 7 July.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.96  1935-1953

Contents:
Hardback notebook labelled on front cover 'Oldoway 1935 P.E. Kent'. Used from the front for draft of 'Sections in the Branch Gorge at Oldoway, Tanganyika', and from the back for draft on 'North Western Eyasi'. Paginated at the front 1-47 and at the back 1-89.
Loose material intercalated includes maps of Olduvai Gorge and letter to W.G. Aitken, 19 June 1953 re 'draft script on Oldoway'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.97  7-12 July 1935

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'Manyara'. Used for field notes on work near Lake Manyara. Most pages not used.
Kent worked in this area

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.98  August 1935

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook used for miscellaneous ms notes on East African (site unidentified) and UK geology. In the middle of the notebook are brief entries for 1, 2, 17 and 21 August 1935. Most pages not used.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.99

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook cut in half and used as jotter for notes on East Africa and UK geology, addresses, bibliographical references etc.

Maps  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.100  1916

Contents:
'East Africa [Kenya] Karungu', 1:250,000. Compiled by Ordnance Survey 1916. Printed on linen-backed paper.
This map covers the majority of sites at which the expedition worked in Kenya. The sites and some other features have been marked by Kent in ink and pencil.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.101  1915

Contents:
'German East Africa [Tanganyika] Eyassi', 1:300,000. Compiled by Ordnance Survey 1915. Printed on linen-backed paper.
This map covers the Olduvai Gorge and Lakes Eyasi and Manyara. Some of the sites at which the expedition worked have been marked by Kent in ink.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.102  1915

Contents:
'German East Africa Kilimanjaro', 1:300,000. Compiled by Ordnance Survey 1915. Printed on linen-backed paper. Inscribed on front 'Dr Leakey'.

SECOND WORLD WAR  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
At the outbreak of war Kent was in a reserved profession and was therefore exempt from military service. He joined the Home Guard. In 1941 he was released from Anglo-Iranian as they reduced their geological programme (see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.131). Kent joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve and was assigned to the Photo-Intelligence Branch of D section (Industry) of the RAF Central Interpretation Unit based at Medmenham. He worked on the assessment of German oil supplies - initially locating oil storage tanks, later identifying synthetic oil plants in which the Germans were converting coal to oil. He was seconded to the Mediterranean Allied Air Force in 1944 and in 1945 to the G2 Branch of US Army Intelligence to work on photo-interpretation of Japanese oil installations. For this work he was awarded the Legion of Merit in 1946. At the end of the war with Japan Kent was the only non-American accompanying the US Strategic Bombing Survey to Japan to assessing the effectiveness of air raids.

'RAF Records 1941-46'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.103-A.118  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's large envelope so inscribed.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.103  1944-46

Contents:
'Orders Official corresp.' Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: official papers 1944-46. Chiefly material re transfer to US Strategic Bombing Survey and subsequent visit to Japan with the Survey.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.104  [January] 1944

Contents:
Memoranda re 'Conflict with authority! [January] 1944'.
Relates to a memo Kent sent to his commanding officer critical of an order that D section was no longer to estimate oil production figures but only supply the basic data for others to analyse. Kent was reprimanded for the memo, as '...the tone of this memo does not reflect a clear appreciation of the duties and discipline necessary in a military organisation'.

'R.A.F. correspondence'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.105-A.112  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into eight for ease of reference: correspondence and papers 1943-46

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.105

Contents:
Charts and plastic measuring cards for photo-interpretation; 'Hydrogenation practice in Germany', 4pp typescript; 'The Fischer Tropsch Process', 2pp typescript + diagram; typescript list of 'Slides held by Section D of synthetic oil plants'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.106  1943-45

Contents:
Travelling expenses 1943-45 and mess bill.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A107  1944-45

Contents:
Papers re transfer to US Strategic Bombing Survey

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.108  1945

Contents:
'Extract from: "A review of the Air Offensive Against Axis Oil Supplies" Combined Strategic Targets Committee, Working Committee (Oil)' report, 21 June 1945, with Kent's letter of 16 July commenting on the report: 'M.I.S. [US Military Intelligence Service] Photo Interpretation', note written by Kent for use in compilation of official history of the Petroleum Section, 9pp typescript, 12 September 1945; memo from Kent re Blechhammer South oil production plant, 14 September 1945.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.109  1945-1946

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re visit to Japan with Bombing Survey, August - December 1945. Includes 'Participation in U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey. Oil and Chemicals Division' by Kent, 4pp typescript + list of sites visited; 'Nagaski - 1945' by Kent, 2pp typescript account of visit to Nagasaki in October 1945, 5 July 1946.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.110  1 April 1944

Contents:
Humorous items: spoof 'Extract from: Special Survey of Axis Europe Oil Production' meeting, 1 April 1944; spoof 'Functional analysis report' on 'Henry M. Noel'; 'Thoughts on a Hot Afternoon', limericks, chiefly re Japanese oil production, 'by Peter and Pat'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.111  1942 and 1945

Contents:
Printed material on Axis oil production

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.112

Contents:
List of photographs taken in USA and Japan, 4pp typescript; memorabilia.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.113  1943

Contents:
'Ploesti Mission 1st August 1943'. Album of photographs compiled by RAF Middle East Intelligence Unit.
The raid on Ploesti in Rumania was carried out in daylight by 162 Liberators of the 9th US Air Force, flying without fighter protection, from RAF airfields in the Middle East. Of this force 108 bombers returned. 172 tons of bombs were dropped and oil production slumped from 2,850,000 barrels in July 1943 to 1,880,000 for August. By September, however, production had fully recovered.
Further aerial photographs of the effects of the raid are at NCUACS 43.5.93/A.114-A.116, NCUACS 43.5.93/A.119.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.114-A.116

3 folders.


Related information: See also NCUACS 43.5.93/A.113, NCUACS 43.5.93/A.119

Contents:
Aerial photographs, principally of Rumanian oil production sites at Ploesti, some showing damage from bombing.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.117

Contents:
D-Day memorabilia, including printed sketch of 'Forts [Flying Fortresses] returning from France - seen from Medmenham'.

'RAF'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.118, A.119  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.118  1944-1945

Contents:
Copies of memos re secondment to Mediterranean Allied Air Force, Italy, 1944; interpretation reports on 'Surplus refinery capacity at Bergius hydrogenation plants', 12 March 1944, and Austrian oilfields, 8 January 1945; humorous song 'Christmas Day at Medmenham' and poem 'The usual channels'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.119

Contents:
Photographs, including aerial photographs of damage to oil production sites at Ploesti (see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.113, NCUACS 43.5.93/A.114-A.116) and photograph of launch of V2 rocket.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.120  1945-47

Contents:
'Corresp. re RAFVR/Washington DC 1945-6'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: principally social correspondence 1945-47 with American colleagues. Also includes notification of award of Legion of Merit to Kent, 22 July 1946

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.121  1946-1958

Contents:
'RAF: De-mob'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: documents re release from RAFVR duty 1946 and relinquishment of commission in RAFVR in 1958.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.122  1981-1985

Contents:
Correspondence and papers 1981-82 re Kent's contribution to BBC TV programme 'Auschwitz and the Allies'. Kent commented on the wartime role of the RAF Central Interpretation Unit.
This programme was broadcast on BBC 2 on 16 September 1982. Kent's contribution was not included and he felt that the programme misrepresented the Unit by suggesting it could have known of the existence of a Death Camp at Auschwitz.
Photocopies of pages from Evidence in Camera. The story of Photographic Intelligence in World War II by C.B. Smith (1958), The Eye of Intelligence by U. Powys-Lybbe (1983) and Target: Hitler's Oil by R.C. Cooke and R.C. Nesbit (1985), with references to Kent underlined.
Kent wrote the Foreword to Target: Hitler's Oil, Bibliog. 141, 1985 (see NCUACS 43.5.93/D.74).

Printed material.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.123-A.126  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.123-A.125

Contents:
'Wartime Continental Oil installations Maps extracted from Oxford strategic handbooks'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference.
The material is pages of data, maps and background information on oil production capacity of European countries, torn from handbooks.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.126  1942-1945

Contents:
Evidence in Camera, vol.1, no. 1, 19 October 1942.
Evidence in Camera 'Special [final] Edition on Photographic Reconnaissance and Photographic Intelligence', March 1945.
United States Bombing Survey Summary Report, 30 September 1945. Annotated on front cover 'Proof copy...'

CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.127  1913-1924

Contents:
Birth Certificate, 18 March 1913.
Radcliffe House School, West Bridgford, School Report for Easter 1919.
Award of Junior Scholarship by Notts. Education Committee, July 1924.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.128  1929

Contents:
References from Headmaster of West Bridgford County Secondary (later Grammar) School and Minister of Friary Congregational Church

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.129  1932-1939

Contents:
University of Nottingham.
Letter re visit to Stapleford Estate, Wymondham, Leics., 1932; results of University of London B.Sc. Special Examination for External Students, 1934; repayment of loan to University College, Nottingham, 13 January 1939.
D.S.I.R. Maintenance Allowance for 1934-36.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.130  1935-1937

Contents:
Appointment with Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.
Letter to G.M. Lees declining appointment as geologist with the A.I [?Anglo-Iranian Oil Company], 1935.
Applications for post of Geologist, Geological Survey and Museum, 1936, 1937.
Includes letter from the Notts Education Committee, 2 September 1936, confirming that Kent was not expected to pursue a teaching career in view of the financial support he received at West Bridgford County Secondary School, and was free to apply to the Geological Survey.
Ms draft of application letter to Anglo-Iranian Oil, 16 August 1936, with references from H.H. Swinnerton, W.A. Richardson and P.G.H. Boswell, and letter of appointment, 26 September.
Invitation to serve as Expedition Geologist on anthropological expedition to northern Tanganyika, 4 April 1937.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.131  1937-1941

Contents:
Correspondence and memoranda re work for Anglo-Iranian, 1937-41. Includes ms draft 'Details of Researches', and letter of 30 January 1940 giving Company approval for Kent's marriage.
In May 1941 Anglo-Iranian released Kent 'owing to the restriction of the Geological Programme'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.131A  March 1938

Contents:
Election as Fellow of the Geological Society of London

Ph.D. thesis 'The Miocene beds of Kavirondo, Kenya'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.132, A.133  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Kent was awarded his Ph.D. in December 1939.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.132

Contents:
Thesis (unbound).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.133

Contents:
Letter notifying Kent of the award; letters of congratulation.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.134  1945

Contents:
Military service.
References from G.M. Lees, H.H. Swinnerton and Rev. J.O. Dobson, Minister of Friary Congregational Church, for appointment as Officer; correspondence from Anglo-Iranian re salary arrangements.
Photocopy of 'Citation for Legion of Merit, Degree of Legionnaire'
This was awarded to Kent in December 1945 for his work in interpreting aerial photographs of Axis oil production installations in Europe.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.135  1946-1949

Contents:
Post war employment.
Application for Chair of Geology, Nottingham University, March 1946.
Letter from L.J. Wills re lecturerships at Birmingham University, May 1946.
Correspondence and papers re resumption of career with Anglo-Iranian, 1946-48.
Offer of Associate Professorship, Pennsylvania State College, March 1949.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.136  1949-1955

Contents:
Award of moiety of the Lyell Geological Fund of Geological Society of London, 1949.
Includes Abstract of Society Proceedings giving Kent's award on pp.74-75, with ms drawings by elder daughter (aged five) at the back.
Award of Bigsby Medal of Geological Society of London, 1955.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.137  1959-1962

Contents:
D.Sc., London University, 1959.
Appointment as BP Regional Manager (Exploration) North and South America, 1962.

Election to Royal Society  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.138-A.142  1966

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.138  1957-1964

Contents:
Correspondence re candidature, 1957, 1960, 1964; notice of election in BP Daily News Precis.

Letters of congratulation, in alphabetical order.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.139-A.142  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.139

Contents:
A-G

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.140

Contents:
H-N

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.141

Contents:
P-Y

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.142

Contents:
First name and unidentified

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.143  1966-1969

Contents:
Appointment as BP Chief Geologist, and long service award, 1966.
Offer of Chair of Geology, Durham University, 1966.
Award of Murchison Medal of Geological Society of London, 1969.

Award of MacRobert Award for Engineering and Technology  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.144-A.150  1970

Contents:
This Award consisted of a Gold Medal and prize of £25,000 awarded for 'an outstanding contribution...in the fields of engineering or the other physical technologies or in the application of the physical sciences, which has enhanced or will enhance the national prestige and prosperity of the United Kingdom'. Kent received this award, in conjunction with his BP colleagues H.R. Warman and A.N. Thomas, for 'Exploration leading to the discovery of the Prudhoe Bay oilfield', in particular the development of techniques for surveying through the permafrost of north Alaska.
The rules of the award allowed no more than five recipients of the prize and Kent, Warman and Thomas were named as the key senior personnel involved. They recognised the contribution made by other members of the BP team by dividing the £25,000 into 25 shares of £1,000 which were distributed by them to those involved in the Alaska work.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.144

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re BP submission for the award.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.145

Contents:
Award, including press-releases.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.146

Contents:
Newspaper cuttings and transcripts of BBC reports on the award.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.147

Contents:
Arrangements for division of the award including list of recipients, and letters of thanks.

Letters of congratulation, in alphabetical order.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.148, A.149  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.148

Contents:
A-L

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.149

Contents:
M-W and unidentified

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.150  1971

Contents:
Correspondence arising

Award of Royal Medal of Royal Society  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.151, A.152  1971

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.151

Contents:
Press-release and citation.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.152

Contents:
Letters of congratulation, in alphabetical order.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.153  1972

Contents:
Honorary D.Sc., Leicester University

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.154  1973

Contents:
Retirement from BP

Knighthood  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.155-A.163  1973

Contents:
Kent was knighted for services to petroleum exploration.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.155

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements, including style of address.
Kent wished to be styled Sir Peter rather than Sir Percy Kent. The knighthood was conferred 24 October.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.156

Contents:
Newspaper cuttings and features; 'A commendatory poem' by E.H. Kent, daughter, in celebration of the knighthood.

Letters of congratulation, in alphabetical order.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.157-A.162  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.157

Contents:
A, B

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.158

Contents:
C-E

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.159

Contents:
F-K

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.160

Contents:
L-R

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.161

Contents:
S-Z

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.162

Contents:
First name and unidentified

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.163  1973-86 and nd

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re membership of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.164  1973

Contents:
Offer of Consultant Professorship, Keele University, 1973.
Offer of part-time post, Grant Institute of Geology, Edinburgh, 1973.
Appointment as Chairman, Natural Environment Research Council, 1973.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.165  1973-1974

Contents:
Award of Sorby Medal of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 1973.
Honorary D.Sc., Durham University, 1974.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.166  1975

Contents:
Honorary Membership, Geological Society of Bulgaria

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.167  1976

Contents:
Honorary Membership, American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Folder includes biographical account and photograph of Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.168  1977

Contents:
Honorary LL.D., Glasgow University
Folder includes two mounted photographs of honorary graduands.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.169  1977

Contents:
Honorary D.Sc., Bristol University

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.170  8 June 1978

Contents:
Letter re proposed Peter Kent Medal 'for outstanding work in the field of oil and gas geology'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.171  1978

Contents:
Honorary LL.D., Aberdeen University

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.172  1979

Contents:
Honorary Sc.D., Cambridge University

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.173  1981

Contents:
Honorary D.Sc., Hull University
Kent gave the address on behalf of the honorary graduands.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.174, A.175  1983

2 folders.

Contents:
Honorary D.Sc., Birmingham University

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.176  1984

Contents:
Twenty-five years membership of American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Kent's death  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.177-A.187  1986

Contents:
Kent died on 9 July 1986.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.177  16 July 1986

Contents:
Funeral Service, Friary United Reformed Church, West Bridgford
Envelope containing slips signed by those attending.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.178  19 November 1986

Contents:
Service of Thanksgiving, St James Church, Piccadilly
Includes order of service and correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.179

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re contributions to the Nottingham Hospitals Scanner Appeal.
Lady Kent asked that donations be sent for the Appeal, organised through Friary Church, in lieu of flowers.

Letters of condolence, arranged alphabetically.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.180-A.186  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.180

Contents:
A-C

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.181

Contents:
D-H

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.182

Contents:
I-M

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.183

Contents:
N-S

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.184

Contents:
T-Y

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.185

Contents:
First name and unidentified

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.186

Contents:
First name and unidentified

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.187  1987

Contents:
Circular letter from Lady Kent re 'the two memorials set up to Peter', December 1987.
BP Exploration and the Nature Conservancy Council established a Sir Peter Kent Conservation Book Prize in April 1987, and BP Petroleum Development and the Nottinghamshire Trust for Nature Conservation opened an Industrial Archaeology nature trial over the Duke's Wood oilfield, including a Sir Peter Kent Memorial Plantation.

DIARIES  [no ref. or date]

Desk diaries  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
These were used by Kent principally to record survey work for BP. There is material intercalated or pasted to pages of the diaries. This may include photographs, letters and greetings cards, membership cards, newspaper cuttings, ms jottings, and theatre tickets and other memorabilia

Desk diaries  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.188  1950

Desk diaries  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.189  1954

Desk diaries  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.190  1955

Contents:
Photograph of M.B. Kent (wife) pasted into front. Intercalated material includes letter from M.B. Kent.

Desk diaries  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.191  1956

Contents:
'Woods Australian Diary'. Photograph of Kent with his wife pasted into front.

Desk diaries  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.192  1957

Contents:
'Woods Australian Diary'. Photograph of wife and daughters pasted into front.

BP desk diaries 1958-70  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.193-A.205  [n.d.]

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.193  1958

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.194  1959

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.195  1960

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.196  1961

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.197  1962

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.198  1963

Contents:
Photograph of 'Knox United Church Choir, Calgary, November 3rd, 1963' pasted into front, with key. Kent was a member of the choir.

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.199  1964

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.200  1965

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.201  1966

Contents:
Includes newspaper cuttings re election to the Royal Society.

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.202  1967

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.203  1968

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.204  1969

BP desk diaries 1958-70.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.205  1970

BP Pocket diaries  [no ref. or date]

BP Pocket diaries  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.206  1968

BP Pocket diaries  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.207  1969

BP Pocket diaries  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.208  1970

BP Pocket diaries  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.209  1971

FAMILY AND PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE  [no ref. or date]

Family  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.210

Contents:
Brief ms and typescript notes on family members.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.211  6 April 1937


Related information: See also NCUACS 43.5.93/A.67-A.71 and NCUACS 43.5.93/A.73-A.79.

Contents:
Annie Scott Kent, née Woodward, mother.
One letter only

Margaret Betty Kent, née Hood, first wife.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.212-A.222  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent married M.B. Hood in 1940.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.212  2 November 1945

Contents:
Letter

Correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.213-A.218  1948-51

Contents:
These letters were sent home by Kent during his period in Iran 1948-51 and East Africa in 1951. It includes messages to his daughters and a few miscellaneous letters and memorabilia.

Correspondence 1948-51.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.213  1948, 1949

Correspondence 1948-51.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.214  1950

Contents:
January-April

Correspondence 1948-51.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.215  1950

Contents:
October-December

Correspondence 1948-51.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.216  1951

Contents:
January-April

Correspondence 1948-51.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.217  1951

Contents:
May-December

Correspondence 1948-51.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.218  Nd

Letters of condolence etc on death of M.B. Kent, June 1974, arranged alphabetically.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.219-A.222  [n.d.]

Letters of condolence etc on death of M.B. Kent, June 1974, arranged alphabetically.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.219  [n.d.]

Contents:
A-F

Letters of condolence etc on death of M.B. Kent, June 1974, arranged alphabetically.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.220  [n.d.]

Contents:
G-M

Letters of condolence etc on death of M.B. Kent, June 1974, arranged alphabetically.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.221  [n.d.]

Contents:
N-W

Letters of condolence etc on death of M.B. Kent, June 1974, arranged alphabetically.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.222  [n.d.]

Contents:
First name and unidentified

Lorna Ogilvie Kent, née Scott, second wife  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.223, A.224  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent married L.O. Scott in 1976.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.223

Contents:
Material re wedding; photograph of L.O. Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.224  July 1986

Contents:
Family correspondence to L.O. Kent, from July 1986.
For letters of condolence on Kent's death see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.180-A.186.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.225  c.1959-60; 2 April 1978

Contents:
Judith Ann Kent, elder daughter.
School project 'Calgary to Banff. A geographical appraisal', c.1959-60.
Letter, 2 April 1978.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.226  1948-1977

Contents:
Edward Woodward, uncle
Letter re Estate, 1948.
Charles Frederick Hickling, cousin.
Obituary, 1977.

Personal correspondence  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.


Contents:
Includes contents of Kent's personal correspondence file for 1964-67.

Personal correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.227  1933, 1937

Personal correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.228  1957, 1962, 1964

Personal correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.229  1965, 1966

Personal correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.230  1967-69

Personal correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.231  1973

Personal correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.232  1974-79

Personal correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.233  1980-82

Personal correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.234  1983

Personal correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.235  1984 January-May

Personal correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.236  1984 June-December

Personal correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.237  1985, 1986

Personal correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.238  Nd

MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL MATERIAL  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.239-A.252 Church, clubs and charities
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.253-A.256 Passports
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.257-A.263 Social occasions
NCUACS 43.5.93/A.264-A.268 Memorabilia

Church, clubs and charities  [no ref. or date]

Friary Congregational (later United Reformed) Church  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Correspondence and papers 1937-86.

Contents:
Kent became a member of the church in 1931. He met his first wife through the church (she became Secretary in 1956) and retained his links throughout his working life. In 1982 he agreed to be elected an Elder of the church.

Correspondence and papers 1937-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.239  1937, 1971, 1974, 1975

Contents:
Includes Kent's 'Sermon for Friary Church 17th March 1974', 7pp typescript with ms additions.

Correspondence and papers 1937-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.240  1979, 1982, 1983

Correspondence and papers 1937-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.241  1984-86, nd

Contents:
Includes letter to K.H. Clarke MP re Sunday shop opening, 13 February 1986.

Medmenham Club  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The Medmenham Club was open to those who served in Photographic Interpretation during the Second World War.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.242  1954, 1979

Contents:
Membership lists 1954, 1979 and amendments.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.243  1966-85

Contents:
Newsletters 1966-85. Not a complete sequence.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.244  1977-85


Related information: See NCUACS 43.5.93/A.122

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence and papers 1977-85. Includes correspondence from U. Powys-Lybbe re her book The Eye of Intelligence.

English Club, Zanzibar  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.245  16 January 1954

Contents:
Rule book, sent to Kent on his election as a Full Member

Old West Bridgfordians Association  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Kent was a pupil at West Bridgford Grammar School 1925-31

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.246  1966, 1974, 1980

Contents:
1966 item is extract from 'The West Bridgfordian' with brief account by Kent of developments in the search for natural gas beneath the North Sea.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.247  1982

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re West Bridgford School Prize-Giving, 29 November. Kent presented the prizes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.248  1985, 1986

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge  [no ref. or date]

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.249  1971, 1975-86

Contents:
Chiefly re dining rights.

Luton College of Higher Education  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.250  1978 and 1979

Contents:
Degree ceremonies 1978 and 1979.
Kent was Guest of Honour at the 1979 Degree Ceremony.

Rushcliffe Liberal Association  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.251  1985

Contents:
Membership

Charities and appeals  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.252  1972-86

Contents:
Various dates 1972-86.

Passports  [no ref. or date]

Passports  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.253  1934-39

Contents:
Memorabilia re marriage pasted onto p.5, photographs of wife and daughters c.1956 and ?childhood photograph of Kent loose at p.27.

Passports  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.254  1947-57

Passports  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.255  1953-58

Contents:
Photographs of Kent loose at pp.13 and 25.

Passports  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.256  1957-67

Social occasions  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.257  14 July 1964

Contents:
Royal Garden Party, Buckingham Palace

Naming Ceremony of SS British Explorer, Nagasaki, 26 March 1970  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.258-A.260  [n.d.]

Contents:
The British Explorer was the first of seven 200,000 ton oil tankers built for BP by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Kent travelled to Japan with his wife and attended various functions in conjunction with the Naming Ceremony.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.258

Contents:
Diary of trip; memorabilia from pre-Naming Ceremony functions.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.259

Contents:
Memorabilia from Naming Ceremony.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.260

Contents:
Photographs.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.261  1974-1976

Contents:
Luncheon, Buckingham Palace, 21 May 1974.
Includes Kent's ms account of the occasion, 3pp ms.
Opening of British Antarctic Survey Building by the Duke of Edinburgh, Cambridge, 7 May 1976.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.262  1 December 1977

Contents:
Elizabethans of Distinction Banquet, Savoy Hotel, London

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.263  14 September 1983

Contents:
Inauguration of Magnus oilfield by the Prime Minister

Memorabilia  [no ref. or date]

Newspaper cuttings on Kent's life and career.  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.264, A.265  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.264  1933-1935

Contents:
1933. Nottingham Guardian 22 November, picture of Kent with part of an ichthyosaurus communis fossil he found at Barnstone Quarries.
1935. Nottingham Guardian 15 November, feature on Kent (in East Africa) and R. Bentham, also a University College Nottingham geology student (in Arctic region).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.265  1947, 1966, 1973-75

Contents:
Item 1975 sketch from New Scientist of Kent (speaking), fellow chairmen of Research Councils, Sir Bernard Lovell and Airey Neave MP at British Association meeting, Guildford.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.266  1945-1955

Contents:
'Early flights'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: maps of USA and Pacific ocean with Kent's flight and voyage 1945 and flights 1955 marked thereon.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.267  1945-81

Contents:
Miscellaneous memorabilia, 1945-81. Includes photograph of Kent 1954.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/A.268  nd

Contents:
Miscellaneous memorabilia, nd. Includes copy of 'Arctic and Bush Survival'.

SECTION B RESEARCH AND SURVEYS  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.1-B.505  [n.d.]

Contents:
The papers in this section document Kent's survey work for the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (later BP) and subsidiary companies, and Kent's own geological research. The two are closely related. With the company's goodwill Kent was able to use information from company surveys to further his own geological research, and his survey work itself represents a considerable geological achievement. A list of the over 90 reports Kent prepared for BP is at NCUACS 43.5.93/A.17. The material dates from Kent's first work with Anglo-Iranian Oil in Lincolnshire in 1935, through his postwar work for BP in the UK and overseas in Iran, East Africa, Papua New Guinea and North America, to the North Sea discoveries of the 1960s and 1970s, and post-retirement research to 1986. The geographical coverage is thus very wide, although the bulk of the papers are concerned with the geology of England (particularly the Midland counties) and Iran.
Much of the material was found in Kent's own folders or envelopes, usually with the title inscribed thereon. These titles have been reproduced in the catalogue entries. The folders or envelopes may contain material spanning many decades, reflecting Kent's continuing interest over an extended period in certain areas of the UK and of the world - such as Lincolnshire, East Africa and Iran. This material includes ms notes (some on pages from 'filofax' style notebooks), typescript drafts and notes, stratigraphical columns, oil well logs, maps, sections and photographs. There are also a number of notebooks.
The material has been arranged by geographical area. At the end of the section is a little material reflecting Kent's concern with wider energy issues, such as the gasification of coal.
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.1-B.225 UNITED KINGDOM
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.1-B.7 England general
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.8-B.52 Midlands general
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.53-B.122 Lincolnshire
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.123-B.131 Nottinghamshire
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.132-B.136 Leicestershire
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.137-B.142 Derbyshire
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.143-B.145 East Anglia
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.146-B.163 Southern England
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.164-B.182 Yorkshire
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.183-B.186 Scotland
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.187-B.225 North Sea
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.226-B.353 IRAN
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.226-B.229 Kazerun Survey
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.230-B.251 Behbehan-Kazerun Survey
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.252-B.277 Fars-Laristan Survey
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.278-B.290 Salt Plugs
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.291-B.339 Exploration Advisory Group
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.340-B.353 General
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.354-B.407 EAST AFRICA
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.408-B.427 PAPUA NEW GUINEA
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.428-B.456 NORTH AMERICA
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.457-B.469 GULF STATES
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.457-B.463 Kuwait
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.464-B.469 Oman
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.470-B.485 OTHER AREAS AND MISCELLANEOUS
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.486-B.505 ENERGY ISSUES
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.486-B.491 General
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.492-B.500 Coal
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.501-B.503 Oil shales
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.504, NCUACS 43.5.93/B.505 Other energy resources

UNITED KINGDOM  [no ref. or date]

England general  [no ref. or date]

'England General'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.1-B.4  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into four for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.1  1938-1940

Contents:
'Note on the structure of the Ollerton district [Notts]' by Kent, 5pp typescript + maps, 11 April 1938; typescript notes on Millstone Grit, April 1940; 'The underground stratigraphical conditions of North Norfolk' by Kent, 5pp typescript + map and section, c.October 1940; 'A structure contour map of the base of the Mesozoic rocks of England' by Kent, 7pp typescript, 4 December 1940.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.2  1944

Contents:
'Explanatory note to accompany a geological map of central and southern England and two cross sections showing a possible reconstruction of pre-Permian strata and a discussion on the prospects of oil discovery' by G.M. Lees, 10pp typescript + 3pp data, map and sections, June 1944; covering letter from Lees to Kent; 'Sub-surface structure of S. Eastern England' by Kent responding to Lees's paper, 3pp typescript, 25 October 1944.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.3  1946-1965

Contents:
Typescript memos by Kent 'Structure of the Kirkleatham - Redcar area [Yorks]', 2pp + contour map, 27 June 1946 and 'A reconnaissance of the Nunthorpe area [...] Yorkshire', 2pp + contour map; typescript note on 'Huntingdon Borings', 1 October 1965.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.4  1975

Contents:
Contour map of the 'Palaeozoic surface of England and the Channel coast'; map and diagram of 'Permian development in N.E. England'; 'Palaeographical map of the lower Palaeozoic floor [of England and Wales]...' by L.J. Wills

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.5  1962-67

Contents:
'UK Licenses'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: maps showing production, mining and prospecting licenses granted to oil companies

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.5A  1918-84

Contents:
List of exploration wells in England and Wales

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.6  July 1974

Contents:
'Interim maps for the Wolfson Geochemical Atlas of England and Wales', Applied Geochemistry Research Group, Imperial College London

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.7  1940-c.1971

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook paginated 1-116 (top right hand corner) and 169-237 (bottom right hand corner), later pages not numbered. Used for notes, maps (pasted onto pages) and data from well logs 1940-c.1971. A little intercalated material.

Midlands  [no ref. or date]

'Lias corresp'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.8-B.11  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into four for ease of reference: correspondence and papers 1935-78, chiefly re Lias of Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.8  1935-37

Contents:
Includes Stanton Ironworks Company information on Holwell mine [Leics].

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.9  1940-47

Contents:
Correspondence 1940-41 chiefly re ammonites from lower Lias in the Vale of Belvoir, Leics, and the River Till, Lincs.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.10  1951-64

Contents:
Includes typescript notes ?by Kent on 'The Mesozoic rocks of Bornholm', 23 October 1962 and 'The basal Lias near Long Bennington [Lincs]', 23 November 1962.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.11  1965-78

Contents:
Includes 'A lower Lias section in the River Till' by Kent, 2pp typescript, published in Bibliog, 93, 1974, and 'The age of the Frodingham Ironstone' by M.K. Howarth, 3pp typescript, sent to Kent 17 April 1974.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.12  1935-1968

Contents:
Ring binder made by Kent and used to file ms and typescript notes on sites in the Midlands in an alphabetical sequence. Various dates 1935-1968. Some loose intercalated material.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.13  1936

Contents:
Ring bound pocket notebook used by Kent from the front chiefly for notes on sea-shells and on sites in the Midlands where they were found. Latest bibliographical reference

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.14  1937-46; c.1955-57

Contents:
Pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'East Midlands' and on first page 'Lancashire, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire'. Used from the front for notes on sites 1937-46 and from the back for notes on sites and on first aid. Loose at front is personal note from younger daughter (Elizabeth) Helen following visit to Kent in Port Moresby (c.1955-57).

'Geophysical data'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.15-B.17  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into three for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.15  June 1938

Contents:
Driller's Tour Reports from bore-holes in Lincolnshire

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.16  1937-1951, nd

Contents:
D'Arcy Exploration Co. and other maps:
D'Arcy Exploration was a subsidiary of Anglo-Iranian Oil operating in the UK.
Structure Contour map of the base of the Lincolnshire Limestone, Lincs, 1937.
Seismic Refraction Survey of Lincs and Notts, c.1940 (2 maps).
Reflection Seismograph Survey of Log Clawson-Widerpool-Bunny area, Lincs and Notts, 1943 (3 maps).
Refraction survey of Foston-Bourne-Thistleton area, Lincs, 1946.
Seismic Refraction Survey of Lincs and Notts, 1951.
Seismic Survey of area south of Lincoln, nd.
Magnetic Survey of Lincs, nd.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.17  nd

Contents:
Charts from 'East Lincs. Magnetic Survey'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.18  1939

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook inscribed inside front cover '1939'. Used for notes on sites in Midlands. Many pages have been removed.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.19  16 January 1945

Contents:
'Misc. Mids Jurassic Well data'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: notes and data from wells at Spital [Berks], Wysall [Notts], Sproxton [Leics], Blankney [Lincs] and Stixwould [Lincs]; 'A re-examination and study of Northampton sands samples from Lincs Test Wells' 3pp typescript, 16 January 1945; 'Revision of Sheet 142 - Melton Mowbray', 6pp ms not in Kent's hand; etc.

'Jurassic - E. Eng. Graphic Logs'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.20, B.21  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into two for ease of reference: D'Arcy Exploration Co. well logs 1940s.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.20

Contents:
Long Bennington NCUACS 43.5.93/G.1 and NCUACS 43.5.93/G.2 [Lincs], Bottesford 1 and 2 [Leics], Claypole 1 [Lincs], Gulf Exploration Co. Cleveland Hills 1 [Yorks], Foston 1 [Lincs].

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.21

Contents:
Nocton 2, 6 and 7, Spital 1, Sproxton 1, Stixwould 1 [Lincs].

'1" well logs E. Midlands'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.22, B.23  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.22  1940s

Contents:
D'Arcy Exploration Co. well logs 1940s: Eakring 1 and 146 [Notts], Long Clawson 1 [Leics], Widmerpool 1 [Notts].

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.23  1950s

Contents:
BP Exploration Co. well logs 1950s: Colston Bassett North 1 and South 1, Cropwell Butler 1, Langar 1 [Notts].

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.24  1946-1951

Contents:
'Sections + misc. reports E. Midlands'. Contents of Kent's folder so labelled: typescript notes by Kent 'Mesozoic structure of western Norfolk', 4pp, 6 May 1946 and 'The structure of the Haughton - Perlethorpe area [Notts]', 2pp + map, 6 August 1946; draft 'Deep borings in Lincolnshire' by Kent, 5pp ms, nd; 'Appendix. Notes on Geological Survey [of the Lincoln area]' ?by Kent, 6pp typescript. nd; Seismic Refraction Survey map of Notts and Lincs heavily annotated by Kent, 1951.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.24A  April and May 1946

Contents:
Sections 'from Breedon to Widmerpool' and 'across the the north Leicestershire (Vale of Belvoir) syncline' by Kent, with covering memos

'Structure of East Midlands'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.25-B.27  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.25  1951-1953

Contents:
Typescript notes by Kent 'East Midlands drilling prospects', 2pp, 20 September 1951 + later map, 'Compilation and publication of U.K. drilling results', 3pp, 28 September 1951, 'Bottesford [Notts], recommendation for additional test', 3pp, 1948 with covering note 28 September 1951', 'The structure of Caunton [Notts]', 1p + map, 15 April 1953, 'Forward seismic programme: East Midlands', 2pp, 20 July 1953; ms notes.

Maps.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.26, B.27  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.26  1940-1949

Contents:
'Geological structure contour map' of Notts and S. Yorks, 1940. Annotated by Kent.
'Relations of the Midlands coalfields' by Kent, 1 September 1947.
'Farley's Wood' by Kent, 13 October 1947.
Isochron map of area south of Lincoln, 25 September 1949.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.27  1951, nd

Contents:
'Isopachs of the lower and middle coal measures (Millstone Grit to Top Marine Band) in the North East Midlands', 21 November 1951. (6 maps).
Isochrons of deep refractors in Notts and Lincs, Shrops and Staffs, Lancs and N. Yorks, nd. (4 maps).
Lincolnshire Limestone, nd.
'Belt for reflection survey' in Lincs, nd.

'Rhaetic beds of the North East Midlands' and 'Rhaetic drafts and correspondence'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.28-B.32  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into five for ease of reference: material re 'The Rhaetic beds of the North East Midlands' by Kent, Bibliog. 34, 1953 (see also NCUACS 43.5.93/B.33-B.35) and other work on Rhaetic.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.28  c.1940; 1944-1948

Contents:
Notes and data from bore-holes at Thorney, Scotter Wood, Pilham [Lincs] and Billesdon [Leics], c.1940; 'The deposition of the Rhaetic bone beds' ?by Kent, 4pp typescript, latest bibliographical reference 1944; correspondence 1948 with M.R.W. Johnson and S.G. Clift re data on Rhaetic of Bunny area [Notts].

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.29  1951-1955

Contents:
'Comments on Dr Kent's Rhaetic paper' by N.L. Falcon, 30 October 1951; correspondence re Rhaetic 1952-53, 1955

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.30

Contents:
'Details of sections', typescript and ms draft of part of Kent's article; ms notes, tables and figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.31  1961-1970

Contents:
Map of Rhaetic in the Midlands by Kent, 1961; 'U-shaped burrows in the Rhaetic of Nottinghamshire' by Kent, 2pp typescript + figures, revised 1960s, relates to 'Problems of the Rhaetic in the East Midlands', Bibliog. 76, 1970; 'The stratigraphy and palaeontology of the Rhaetic (Triassic) beds of Barnstone, Nottinghamshire' by J.H. Sykes and J.S. Cargill, 44pp typescript + figure, 10 November 1969.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.32  1970-86, nd

Contents:
Typescript notes on the Rhaetic in the north Midlands, Lincs, Yorks, and the North Sea, c.1970, possibly prepared for the Stratigraphy Committee of the Geological Society, with comments on Kent's 'Rhaetic. Draft account for Geol. Soc. Strat. Committee', November 1970 (see NCUACS 43.5.93/F.101); charts of Rhaetic development in Lincs and Yorks by Kent, 1970; correspondence various dates 1971-86 and nd.

'Rhaetic drafts'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.33-B.35  [n.d.]


Related information: See also NCUACS 43.5.93/B.28-B.32.

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference: chiefly re 'The Rhaetic beds of the North East Midlands'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.33  1946

Contents:
'The Rhaetic beds of the North East Midlands' by Kent, 23pp typescript with ms correction; 'Sections in the Jurassic beds of the East Midlands' by Kent, 29pp typescript, latest bibliographical reference

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.34

Contents:
Figures for the article, illustrating Rhaetic outcrops in the N.E. Midlands.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.35  1952-1961

Contents:
Correspondence re article 1952-53 and later work on the Rhaetic beds of the Midlands 1961, ms and typescript notes.

'Rhaetic'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.36, B.37  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.36  c.1940s; 1946-1962

Contents:
Ms notes on Bunny [Notts] sent to Kent 14 April 1946; ms draft 'The Rhaetic thicknesses in relation to structure' by Kent, 4pp, c.1940s; map of 'Rhaetic thicknesses in the Northeast Midlands' by Kent, 1961; correspondence and typescript notes on Rhaetic beds of Wilkesley bore-hole [Ches] from C.J. Stubblefield, January 1962.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.37  c.1962; 1964-1978

Contents:
Ms notes on Torksey well 1, c.1962; correspondence 1964, 1977, 1978.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.38  1956-1962

Contents:
'Lias & Rhaetic (Source rocks +)'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: letter re 'specimen of an Acanthodian jaw', 4 January 1956; 'Type sections of Bathonian, Portlandian and Purbeckian stages, and the problem of the Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary' by P.C. Sylvester-Bradley, 7pp duplicated typescript sent to Kent for comment 8 June 1962; ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.39  1960s

Contents:
'Lower/Middle Lias Paper Lias Working Data'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: 3pp ms draft 'The basal Lias near Long Bennington'; references; maps; etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.40  March '63

Contents:
'The lower and middle Lias sequence in the North-East Midlands' by Kent, 32pp typescript, 'Redraft dated March '63'.

Contents of Kent's envelopes inscribed with map number (Ordnance Survey 1 inch: 1 mile series) and area covered. The envelopes may contain ms and typescript notes and data, sections and maps chiefly relating to shot-points and bore-holes in the area.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.41-B.48  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.41  1963-83 and nd

Contents:
'Sheets 71-72 Market Weighton [Yorks]'. 1963-83 and nd. Includes 'The earlier Lias of North-West Lincolnshire' by Kent, 3pp typescript '2nd draft', nd.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.42  1975

Contents:
'Sheet 80 Shotholes sections Lias N. Lincs'. Notes and correspondence re South Cave, Lincs

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.43  1962-73

Contents:
'Sheets 89-90 Scunthorpe/Brigg [Lincs]'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.44  1964, 1973

Contents:
'Sheets 102-103 Saxilby - Market Rasen Riseholme - Bishop Norton [Lincs]'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.45  1964-1981

Contents:
'Sheet 114-115 Lincoln - Rasen Brant Broughton - Thorney [Lincs]'. 1964-81. Includes well log from Welton well 1, 1981.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.46  c.1950-72

Contents:
'Sheet 127 (with 126) Grantham [Lincs]'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.47  1946-1978

Contents:
'Sheet 141 Loughborough [Leics]'. Notes on Bunny, Notts, March 1978.
'Sheet 142 Melton Mowbray [Leics]'. Chiefly re Old Dalby. 1946-73.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.48  1964-73

Contents:
'Sheet 143 Bourne Woolsthorpe - Mkt Overton [Leics]'. 1966, 1972.
'Sheet 157 Stamford [Lincs] Greetham - Wansford [Cambs]'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.49  1968-71

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook used for notes on sites in East Midlands 1968-71. Pages at front removed.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.50  1975-76

Contents:
Spiral bound notebook. Used for notes on sites in Lincs and Leics, 1975-76. Most pages not used.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.51  1954-1968

Contents:
'South Midlands'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: miscellaneous material 1954, 1958, 1968. Includes well log from Noke Hill NCUACS 43.5.93/G.1, and note by Kent commenting on 'Oil prospects of the Staffordshire basin' by ?J.I. Gillespie, 1 May 1958.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.52  1965

Contents:
'North Staffs Maps 1965'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: sections etc.

Lincolnshire  [no ref. or date]

'Oolites - Corresp. Palaeo & stratig'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.53-B.57  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into five for ease of reference: correspondence and papers re Lincolnshire Limestone 1934-79.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.53  1934-36

Contents:
Includes typescript list of 'Lincolnshire Inferior Oolite Brachipoda. Collected by P.E. Kent, 1932-1936' and ms list of those specimens missing.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.54  1938-41

Contents:
Includes 1941 correspondence with L. Richardson re stratigraphical nomenclature in the Lincolnshire Limestone and with H.M. Muir-Wood re specimens for the British Museum (Natural History).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.55  1946-47

Contents:
Includes correspondence re specimens for British Museum (Natural History) and H.L. Hawkins, Reading University, and 1p ms note on 'Section at South Ferriby, Lincolnshire', 8 July 1947.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.56  1952-60

Contents:
Includes 'The nomenclature and subdivisions of the Lincolnshire Limestone' by Kent, 8pp typescript + references and figures, with comments from Muir-Wood 20 May 1955.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.57  1961-79

Contents:
Includes correspondence 1968-69 re 'the Clipsham ammonite'.

'Lincolnshire - Limestone structure'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.58-B.60  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into three for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.58  1936

Contents:
'Report of a study of the Lincolnshire Limestone' by Kent ('Prelim. Report to D.S.I.R. 1936'), 19pp typescript + figure; 'The structure of north Northamptonshire' by Kent, 5pp typescript, November 1936.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.59  February 1938

Contents:
'The geology of north Lincolnshire' by Kent, ms and typescript draft with ms corrections and additions

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.60  1941

Contents:
Typescript notes by Kent 'Revised structural contour interpretation of Lincolnshire Seismic Survey', 7pp, 2 April 1941: 'Report on the occurence of pure Limestone, suitable for large scale quarrying, in Lincolnshire', 3pp, nd; 'Deep borings in Lincolnshire', 3pp, nd; 'The Jurassic beds', 4pp, nd.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.61  September 1936

Contents:
'Report of a study of the Lincolnshire Limestone' by Kent, 20pp typescript, September 1936. This report is a revised version of that at NCUACS 43.5.93/B.58 above. It is annotated 'Report to DSIR under terms of research grant...'

'Geological Report P.E.K. 1. Report on the geology of Lincolnshire' by Kent, May 1937. This was Kent's first report for Anglo-Iranian Oil.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.62-B.64  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.62

Contents:
24pp typescript + 6pp appendix and errata.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.63

Contents:
Figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.64  1938-1940

Contents:
Miscellaneous maps found with figures:
'Revised structure contour map of the base of the Lincolnshire Limestone near Lincoln' by Kent, 31 May 1938.
'Surface contour map of the upper surface of the interior Oolite near Grantham, Lincolnshire' by Kent, 3 June 1938.
'Thicknesses of Jurassic rocks near Grantham' by Kent, 3 June 1938.
'Structural contour map of the upper surface of the Lincolnshire Limestone' by Kent, 'Revised November 1940'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.65

Contents:
Exercise book inscribed on front cover 'Previous literature Lincs. Limestone', and with business card printed 'P.E. Kent, B.Sc. Research Student...' pasted to inside front cover Most pages have been removed, those remaining are loose. Miscellaneous ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.66-B.70  1930s

Contents:
'Well logs. N & E Lincolnshire'. Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into five for ease of reference. Chiefly 1930s.

Records, sections and notes of wells or borings.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.66-B.68  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.66

Contents:
Appleby, Barnetby, Broughton, Burton upon Stather, Caenby.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.67

Contents:
Clapgate, Haverholme, Hibaldstow, Howsham, Kettleby, Kirton Lindsay, North Lincoln.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.68

Contents:
Reeds Island, Risby Warren, Scothern, Scotney Farm, Scotter, Winteringham, Winterton Holmes, Worlaby, Wrawby, Wressle.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.69

Contents:
'Appleby - Brigg area 3" index to [water and exploratory] borings'; 'Borehole records' collected by A.M. Cobban; etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.70  January 1938

Contents:
List of 'Ammonites from the Frodingham Ironstone of the Scunthorpe district. Collected by P.E. Kent...January 1938', 2pp typescript with ms annotation; list of 'Frodingham Ironstone - deep exploration borings'; 'Plan showing Frodingham Ironstone exploration area'; section from Worlaby showing strata above Frodingham Ironstone.

'Well logs. Lincs. Wolds'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.71, B.72  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into two for ease of reference. Chiefly 1930s.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.71

Contents:
Typescript data from Beelsby, Cadbourn, Caistor, Croxby, Grasby, Great Limber, Kelstern, Nettleton, Somerby, Tealby, Thoresway, Walesby, Wold Newton.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.72

Contents:
Records of wells or borings from Addlethorpe, Alford, Burgh le Marsh, Calcethorpe, Donington, Grimoldby, Louth, Maltby le Marsh, Melton Ross, Sutton on Sea, Tathwell, Welton le Marsh, Willoughby, Wold Newton; miscellaneous data.

'Well logs. C + S Lincs'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.73-B.77  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into five for ease of reference. Chiefly 1930s.

Records of wells or borings.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.73-B.76  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.73

Contents:
Ancaster, Anwick, Bainton, Benefield, Cottesmore [Leics], Billingborough, Braceby, Branston, Burton Pedwardine, Canwick, Clipsham [Rut], Colsterworth, Cranwell, Digby, Donington, Dorrington, Dowsby, Easton [Northants], Edenham, Evedon, Ewerby Waithe.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.74

Contents:
Faldingworth, Fineshade [Northants], Folkingham, Gosberton, Great Casterton [Leics], Great Ponton, Grimsthorpe, Hacconby, Haydor, Horbling, Kingscliffe [Northants], Kirkby Underwood, Langworth, Laxton, Lincoln.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.75

Contents:
Little Bytham, Metheringham, Miningsby, Normanton, Pilsgate, Potter Hanworth, Preston, Ropsley, Sapperton, Scampton, Scopwick, Sempringham, Shelford, Sleaford, South Witham, Spalding.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.76

Contents:
Spanby, Spridlington, Stamford, Stanion [Northants], Swaton, Swayfield, Swineshead, Swinstead, Thorpe Tilney, Threckingham, Tickencote [Leics], Waddington, Wansford, Wilsford, Wittering, Wymondham [Leics].

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.77  1936-1941

Contents:
Correspondence 1936, 1941; sections of Eagle and Thorney bore-holes, 1940; ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.78  1938-9

Contents:
'Seismic Wells - Lincoln 1938-9'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: ms notes on refraction surveys carried out in area south of Lincoln; map of area surveyed.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.79  1940-43

Contents:
'Seismic Wells Notts, S. Lincs, Leics 1940-43'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: ms and typescript notes on refraction surveys.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.80  1937

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on front cover 'Lincoln 1937 Lincs'. Used for notes on sites lying south and south east of Lincoln.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.81  May 1938

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook inscribed on front cover 'Central Lincs May 1938'. Used for notes on sites lying east and south of Grantham.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.82  1938

Contents:
Pocket notebook inscribed on front cover P.E. Kent N. Lincolnshire, 1938'. Used for notes on sites east and south-east of Brigg.

'The geology of North Lincolnshire' by Kent, February 1938  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.83-B.85  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.83

Contents:
39pp typescript + 'Stratigraphy of the Frodingham Ironstone', 11pp typescript appendix and 'Note on the Brigg district', 2pp typescript.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.84, B.85

2 folders.

Contents:
Figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.86  1940-67, nd

Contents:
Correspondence and papers, 1940-67 and nd, found with preceding. Includes typescript notes by Kent 'Boreholes at Winterton and Scotney, North Lincolnshire', with covering letter to C.H. Dinham, 24 January 1940, 'Ammonites from the Kim[m]eridge Clay of the Lincolnshire Fens', 18 June 1940, 'An ammonite from the Spilsby Sandstone of Elsham, North Lincolnshire', 8 November 1961 and 'River systems and glacial retreat stages in south Lincolnshire' by Kent, nd.

'South Lincolnshire Reports. 1. Surface structure of Grantham - Sleaford area (1938). 2. Surface structure of Long Benington district. 3. Underground structure of Grantham - Stamford area (1946)'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.87-B.89  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.87  7 October 1938

Contents:
'On the geology of the Grantham district', by Kent, 6pp typescript + figures

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.88  1946

Contents:
'Report on the underground structure of the county between Grantham and Stamford' by Kent, 4pp typescript + figures, 2 July 1946; 'Sections of South Lincolnshire', 27 July 1946.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.89  1961

Contents:
'A borehole to basement rocks at Glinton, near Peterborough, Northants' by Kent, 6pp typescript, for meeting of Geological Society 13 December 1961 (Bibliog. 47); 'Glinton no.1 Geological completion report' by M.F. Ridd, 22pp photostat copy, October 1961; note on 'Material from Glinton No. 1 borehole' by R. Walls, 2pp typescript, 24 November 1961; etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.90

Contents:
Miscellaneous material re Glinton well. Includes four mounted photographs of rock samples from the well.

'Columnar secns'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.91, B.92  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.91  1942-1962

Contents:
'Report on the Long Bennington structure' by Kent, 8pp typescript, 1942; miscellaneous ms sections; maps; exchange with R.J. Firman re Long Bennington bore-holes, October 1962.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.92  1948-1971

Contents:
'[The lias of the north east Midlands] Part two: the Lias and Oolites', 14pp typescript + appendix; typescript data 1948 from test borings at Blankney, Bottesford, Claypole, Lincoln, Nocton, Ruskington, Spital, Sproxton, Stixwould, Sturton by Stow; 'Palynological report on chipping samples from BP...borehole at Claypole, 16 June 1971.

'Lincolnshire Brochure (revision)'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.93, B.94  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's box file so labelled divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.93  1941-45

Contents:
Correspondence, chiefly re East African geology and Lincolnshire Limestone

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.94

Contents:
Bibliographical references: figures; outline list of contents ?for brochure.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.95  1945

Contents:
Spiral bound notebook used from the front for notes on sites in Lincs 'pre-1945' and from the back for draft 'Outline of stratigraphy'. Most pages not used.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.96  1946

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook inscribed on front cover 'Lincolnshire 1946'. Used for notes on Hibaldstow boring 28 June 1946. Most pages not used.

'Lincs Seismic Holes 1948'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.97, B.98  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.97

Contents:
Ms data from shot-points at Aubourn, Blankney, Brandon, Brauncewell, Claypole, Coleby, Digby, Dorrington, Gelston, Haddington, Kettlethorpe, Nocton, North Hykeham, Potter Hanworth, Scopwick, Stubton, Wellingore

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.98

Contents:
Hand-drawn maps indicating positions of bore-holes; section from Carr Lane bore-hole, Hibaldstow.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.99  1940-1943

Contents:
Miscellaneous material 1940s: map of Trent and sites to the east 1941; section of area from Eakring - Dunston 1943; map of Long Clawson; ms note 'A lateral change in the Red Chalk [of north Lincolnshire]'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.100  3 July 1950

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook used from the front and from the back for notes on sites in Lincs, earliest date 3 July 1950. Most pages not used.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.101  March 1955

Contents:
'Lexicon of Stratigraphy. Jurassic Rocks of Lincolnshire' by Kent, March 1955. Retained in original binder.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.102  1955

Contents:
Correspondence and papers found with preceding. The correspondence is principally with J.E.Hemingway, 1955, responsible for recording the Jurassic entries.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.103  31 January 1955

Contents:
'M[iddle] + U[pper] Lias & Oolites'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: 'A borehole at Welton, near Lincoln' by Kent, 3pp typescript, 31 January 1955 (Bibliog. 39); ms and typescript notes and pages of drafts.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.104  1964

Contents:
'Northerly estuarine'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: typescript accounts of sections at Fillingham and Ingham Cliff, 1964; report on Welton borehole, 3pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.105  24 September 1964

Contents:
'The earlier Lias of north-west Lincolnshire' by Kent, 2pp typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.106  c.1964

Contents:
'Tetney Lock No. 1'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: well log from Tetney Lock 1; typescript notes, c.1964; sample descriptions.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.107  1930-1964

Contents:
Hand-drawn sections by Kent 1964, some from 1930s data, others from data from trenches dug by East Midlands Gas Board: Blyborough, Clipsham, Denton, Colsterworth, Fillingham, Glentworth, Hibaldstow, Ingham Cliff, Leadenham, Scampton, Spital, Waltham, Welton.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.108  1965

Contents:
London Palaeontological Notes by F.C. Dilley, 1965, 'Microfaunas from Jurassic (chiefly Liassic) surface samples from Lincolnshire' and 'Microfauna from the Jurassic of Tetney Lock No. 1 Well', with 2pp typescript comments by Kent 25 June 1965.

'Fenland Graphic Logs'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.109, B.110  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.109  1966

Contents:
BP log for Bardney well 1

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.110  1955-1981

Contents:
Notes and data on wells at Wisbech and Wittering 1971; well logs from Ruskington 1, 1955, Helpringham 1, 1969, Brigg 1, 1981.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.111  1960-1969

Contents:
Miscellaneous material 1960s: correspondence re borings 1962; typescript note on 'Trench sections at Westborough, Lincs' ?1966; sketches by Kent of geology at Castle Quarry, Ancaster and Leadenham Quarry, 1969; sections.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.112  1971-1973

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope: miscellaneous correspondence and papers, 1971-73. Includes ms 'field notes & sketches' and typescript data from 1971 Gas Council trench in north west Lincs; log and typescript data from Nettleton well 1 1972; and 'The Cretaceous - Jurassic contact in the 1973 Elsham trench section' by Kent, 3pp typescript, November 1973.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.113  1973-1976

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder: correspondence and papers 1973-76 re second edition of 'The geology of Lincolnshire', by Kent and H.H. Swinnerton (Bibliog. 105, 1976).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.114  1973

Contents:
'The River Brant section between Skinnand, Brant Broughton and Stragglethorpe, mid-Lincs. 1973' by Kent, 5pp typescript + 'Brant section near Stragglethorpe 1.2.74'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.115  1974

Contents:
'Oolites J.A.D. Dickson sections'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: sections from the Great Hale bore-hole sent to Kent January 1974.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.116  1974

Contents:
Inferior Oolite isopach maps of area east of Lincoln, sent to Kent by R.J.M. Dixie 22 March 1974.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.117  1968-1974

Contents:
'Lincs. Palaeontology (Lias - ex-I.G.S.) B.M.'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: 16pp list of identifications of Lincolnshire fossils presented by Kent to Institute of Geological Sciences 1968-72, sent to Kent 4 April 1974.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.118  1982

Contents:
'Nettleham #1 Logs'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.119  1985-86

Contents:
'Ewerby (Sleaford) Boreholes'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: 'basic strata logs' for four bore-holes sunk by Anglian Water 1985-86.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.120  Nd

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook used from the front and from the back for notes on sites in north Lincs.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.121  Nd

Contents:
'Lincs Lst. Richardson's Strat. Columns'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.122

Contents:
Miscellaneous ms notes and sections.

Nottinghamshire  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.123  1941

Contents:
'Land Utilisation Aug. 1941 Fisketon'. Content of Kent's envelope so inscribed: hand-drawn map.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.124  1947

Contents:
Report UK 137 'Geology of South Nottinghamshire' by Kent, December 1947, retained in original binder. Some later material has been added within the binder at back of report. Material found loose is at NCUACS 43.5.93/B.125.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.125  1969

Contents:
Correspondence, papers, photographs and maps found loose at back of NCUACS 43.5.93/B.124. 1969 correspondence is principally re Widmerpool Gulf.

'South Notts. 1951 Draft'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.126, B.127  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.126  1951-1955

Contents:
13pp typescript with ms correction + ms list of illustrations and title page, with covering letter 1954. A note on the title page states: 'Draft of paper, written 1951 revised 1955, intended for eventual publication'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.127

Contents:
Figures.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.128

Contents:
'South Notts draft maps'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: annotated well log for Widmerpool 1.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.129-B.131  1941 and nd

Contents:
'Notts - Air photos'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference. Some labelled or inscribed with identification on verso.

Leicestershire  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.132  1939

Contents:
'Leicestershire Lower Carboniferous Field records 1939'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.133  27 January 1954

Contents:
'Plungar [Leics]'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: 'Note on the Plungar structure' by Kent, 1p typescript, 27 January 1954; draft on the Middle and Upper Lias, 4pp typescript; D'Arcy Exploration Co. well logs for Plungar 1 and 2 and Barkeston 1; maps of Plungar area; etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.134  July 1961

Contents:
Report UK 357 (PEK 68) 'The Melton Mowbray Prospect' by Kent, July 1961, retained in original binder. Some later ms notes loose at back.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.135  1969-73

Contents:
'Oolites sections'. Contents of Kent's folder so labelled: miscellaneous notes, sections etc 1969-73, chiefly re Sproxton.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.136  1964-1984

Contents:
Miscellaneous material various dates 1964-84. 1984 correspondence and papers re Asfordby bore-holes sunk by National Coal Board.

Derbyshire  [no ref. or date]

'Derbyshire'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.137-B.141  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into five for ease of reference. Correspondence and papers 1946-71.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.137  1946-50

Contents:
Chiefly re geological examination of silica pits in Newhaven area. Includes Kent's report on 'The location of silica deposits on the Derbyshire plateau' prepared for the Derbyshire Silica Firebrick Company, 3pp typescript, 3 January 1947 and 'The Mesozoic history of the southern Pennines' by Kent, 4pp ?incomplete typescript with ms correction and annotation, latest reference 1947.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.138  1957-59

Contents:
Chiefly re 'Triassic relics and the 1,000-foot surface in the southern Pennines' by Kent (Bibliog. 42, 1957). Includes draft of article, 12pp typescript and of 6pp typescript 'Postscript note' arising from work of C. Yorke, and related correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.139  1961-71

Contents:
Includes photocopies of letters of F.W. Shotton to C. Yorke, 1961-62, re Derbyshire blue clays.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.140

Contents:
Typescript and ms notes on the literature.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.141

Contents:
Ms notes, tables etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.142  1973

Contents:
'UK exploration - Land Licenses, South Derbyshire' by Kent, 1p typescript note to H.R. Warman, 22 November 1973, with map showing area for which Kent recommended a License should be sought.

East Anglia  [no ref. or date]

'East Anglia'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.143, B.144  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.143  1961

Contents:
'Seismic investigations of East Anglia and their geological implications' by Kent and J.E.R. Wood, 2pp duplicated typescript resumé of presentation to British Association meeting August 1961; 'Notes on paper "Seismic investigations of East Anglia [...]"' by T.F. Gaskell, 4pp photostat typescript, 23 November 1961, with response from J.E.R. Wood.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.144  October 1962

Contents:
Revised version of 'Seismic investigations of East Anglia [...]', 13pp typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.145  1965-66

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder: logs from North Creake well 1, South Creake well 1 and Somerton well 1; Superior Oil Co. summaries of logs for Ellingham, Four Ashes, Lakenheath, Ashwell, Little Chishill, Tring 1965-66; ms and typescript notes.

Southern England  [no ref. or date]

'S. England'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.146-B.151  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into six for ease of reference

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.146  1937-1939

Contents:
'Geological Progress Report for March 1937' by A.H. Taitt, 3pp typescript; data from Worbarrow Bay, Mupe Bay and Lulworth Cove [Dorset], October 1937, with ms diagrams and notes found therewith: data from Chaldon well 1 [Dorset], 29 March 1939.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.147  1946-1947

Contents:
'Choice of a deep drilling location for Mesozoic oil in Southern England' by Kent, 4pp typescript + covering memo, 20 May 1946; 'Draft Memo to Mr Seamark. A recommendation for a boring at Sandown, Isle of Wight' by G.M. Lees, 10pp typescript, sent to Kent for comment 6 June 1946; notes on 'Kimmeridge oil shale development' by Kent, 4pp typescript + covering memo, 8 October 1947; memo to N.L. Falcon on 'Corallian prospects of the Dorset coast', 2pp typescript, 29 December 1947.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.148  1952, nd

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re fossils in Isle of Wight Carstone, October 1952; typescript list of chief or characteristic ammonites to be found in various rocks, nd.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.149

Contents:
Well logs from Brightling 1 [Sussex], Fordingbridge 1 [Hants], Grove Hill 1 [Sussex], Portsdown 1[Hants], Poxwell 1 [Dorset], Willesden 1 [Mddx].

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.150  June 1970

Contents:
Annotated chart of data from logs of wells in Sussex, Hants and Isle of Wight; BP geological maps of southern England showing gas and oil production

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.151  1974-1979

Contents:
Two cross-sections 'across the I.o.W. structure', sent to Kent 27 September 1974; correspondence re geology of Ham and Kingsclere [Hants], 1979; material re bore-holes at Marchwood [Hants] and Winterborne Kingston [Dorset]; etc.

'Dorset reports. September 1937'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.152,B.153  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.152  1937

Contents:
Memo from P.T. Cox to A.H. Taitt 5 May 1937 (includes note that 'Mr Kent will report to you as Resident Geologist, Poxwell, on Friday 14th May'); notes by W.J. Arkell, July 1937 on 'Thickness of Kim[meridge] Clay', 5pp typescript and 'Oil prospects in the Lulworth district'; 'Poxwell No. 1. Completion Report' by Kent, 8pp typescript + section; 'Report on excavations on the Poxwell structure' by Kent, 2pp typescript + sections.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.153

Contents:
'Note on the Bincombe, Sutton Poyntz, Poxwell and Chaldon structures of S. Dorset' by Taitt, 4pp typescript + figures, with copy of comments by Arkell; 'Note on the succession penetrated at Broadbench, Kim[m]eridge Bay' by Kent, 4pp typescript + log; well logs of Kimmeridge 1 and Radipole 1 [Dorset].

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.154  1948-1955

Contents:
'Dorset Sutton Poyntz & shot holes'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: includes annotated map of Sutton Poyntz area, correspondence re specimens, May 1948, and sections through Chaldon Herring anticline, 1955.

'Kingsclere [Hants] Boring'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.155-B.157  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.155  1949

Contents:
'The Kingsclere boring' by R.V. Melville, 24pp typescript + table, sent to Kent for comment 20 September 1949, with related correspondence including later draft for letter to Melville asking 'Now that you are facing retirement, would you like to take it up again?'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.156  May 1953

Contents:
'Underground storage prospects' by Kent, 4pp typescript + covering memo and figure

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.157

Contents:
Log and data from Kingsclere well 1.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.158  1939

Contents:
'Dorset stratigraphy'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: letter to Kent from M. Adcock, 26 December 1939; ms and typescript drafts of 'The origin of Ptygmatic folding' by Kent; data from wells at Eakring, Caunton and Kelham [Notts].

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.159  1953

Contents:
'Vale of Wardour'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: letters from B.H. Mottram re the Poxwell Fault, and Mere Fault and Wardour Fold, December 1953; ms draft 'The structure of the Vale of Wardour'; ms notes; maps of vale of Wardour area.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.160  28 November 1973

Contents:
'UK oil prospects - West Dorset Mesozoic' by Kent, 2pp typescript

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.161  1981

Contents:
'R. Stoneley - Wessex Basin'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: draft 'On the structural development of the Wessex Basin' by Stoneley, 13pp typescript + figures, sent to Kent for comment 6 January 1981, with letter arising.

'Oil in Dorset'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.162, B.163  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into two for ease of reference.
In 1985 BP celebrated fifty years of exploration and production at Kimmeridge in Dorset. They asked Kent to assist in the compilation of a profile of operations in the 1930s.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.162  24 July 1985

Contents:
Draft profile of Kimmeridge operations by D.J.T. Smale, with covering letter to Kent

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.163  1959-1985

Contents:
'The Kimmeridge story' by Kent, 9pp typescript with ms correction and annotation, 31 July 1985; background information including copy of 'Oil in Dorset' by Kent, New Scientist, 16 July 1959, 84-85 (not listed in Bibliog.).

Yorkshire  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.164  1938-1955

Contents:
'The Market Weighton Anticline' by Kent, 26pp typescript + figures, with ms annotation and correction, May 1938, retained in original binder. Also enclosed in the binder is contemporaneous correspondence from H.D. Thomas and a 'Comment on the results of the Beverley Seismic Survey - Report UK. 204' by Kent, 3pp typescript, 15 February 1955.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.165  1938

Contents:
Hand-made paper-back pocket notebook inscribed on front cover 'Market Weighton district P.E. Kent 1938'. Used for notes chiefly on South Cave and Millington.

Correspondence and papers re 'The Market Weighton structure' by Kent, (Bibliog, 41, 1955).  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.166, B.167  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.166

Contents:
35pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.167  22 March 1955

Contents:
Includes correspondence re paper, including comments from J.E. Hemingway, 22 March 1955, who read the paper to the Yorkshire Geological Society in Kent's absence in New Guinea; 5pp typescript transcript of comments on the paper following its presentation.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.168  1946, 1952, 1953

Contents:
'Yorkshire Rhaetic'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: correspondence 1946, 1952, 1953; well logs from Cleveland Hills 1, Eskdale 2, Moordale 1; ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.169  18 March 1947

Contents:
Composite structure contour map of the Cleveland Hills by Kent

'NE & SE Yorks'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.170-B.172  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.170  1952-1953

Contents:
'Potential gas-bearing structures in East Yorkshire' by Kent, 3pp typescript, 11 September 1953; list of Yorkshire wells with depths and thicknesses of Lias and Permo-Trias, nd; UK Gravity Survey 1952-53 maps of Middlesbrough and Humber areas.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.171  10 February 1954

Contents:
Maps, including:
Map of east Yorkshire by Kent
Gas Exploration Proposed Seismic Programme map of Lincs and east Yorks.
Geological sketch map of north east Yorks.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.172

Contents:
Typescript and ms data from Eskdale bore-holes; maps of the area.

Contents of Kent's folder divided into four for ease of reference.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.173-B.176  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.173  1965-1968

Contents:
Account of ?East Midlands Geological Society field trip to north east Yorkshire, 15-18 October 1965, with illustrative material found therewith; London Palaeontological Note 'Ostracod dating of Pre-Cretaceous strata, Market Weighton area' by R.A. Field, 11 December 1968.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.174  1966-79

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence and papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.175  1973, 1975, 1980-82

Contents:
Ms and typescript notes on sites in Givendale area

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.176  1974

Contents:
Correspondence and interim reports re bore-holes at Brown Moor, Howsham and Scalla Moor

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.177  Latest date 1965

Contents:
'Yorkshire Deep Wells'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: well logs from Cleveland Hills (extension), Crayke 1, Fordon 1 (extension), Harlsey 1, Whitwell on the Hill 1 (extension).

'East Yorks. Bore-hole Secns'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.178, B.179  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference: well logs, notes, data and correspondence with F.C. Dilley 1971-74.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.178

Contents:
Barmston 1, Eskdale 2 and 12, Fordon 1.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.179

Contents:
Great Hatfield 1, Hornsea 1, Millington Pasture shot-hole, Risby 1, Robin Hood's Bay 1, South Cliffe 1.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.180  c.1972

Contents:
'Winestead No. 1 S. Yorks'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: well log, data and notes

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.181  9 September 1975

Contents:
'E. Yorks. and Humberside B.H.s'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: map of Hull area with sites of bore-holes indicated; well log from Kirkleatham 2; 10pp typescript list of thicknesses and depths of strata for bore-holes in Aclam area, sent to Kent 9 September 1975; etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.182  June 1977

Contents:
'Howardian Hills'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: ms notes, some dated June 1977.

Scotland  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.183  6-11 June 1938

Contents:
'D'Arcy Exploration Company's search for petroleum in Scotland' by B.K.N. Wyllie, pre-print of presentation at Institute of Petroleum Conference, Glasgow

'North-West Scotland 1968 Applecross Gruinard Bay, Skye'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.184, B.185  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.184  1968-1969

Contents:
Field notes and typescript notes June 1968; letter to Kent from M.G. Collett re samples from Applecross, 23 July 1969.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.185

Contents:
Geological Survey of Scotland map of Applecross.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.186  7 April 1972

Contents:
'Rhaetic etc Scotland'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: notes on Trias succession at Rudha na Leac, Raasay, sent to Kent 7 April 1972; unidentified sections.

North Sea  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.187  2 July 1962

Contents:
'Jurassic and Cretaceous reservoirs in the North Sea basin' by Kent, 4pp typescript + figure
A covering note has been annotated by Kent 'Largely misleading'.

'North Sea - General'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.188-B.191  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into four for ease of reference: papers re North Sea oil prospects 1963-67.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.188  1963-1965

Contents:
'How good are North Sea offshore oil prospects?' by J.A. Kornfeld, World Oil, 1 February 1963, 47-51; 'The search for oil and gas in the North Sea' by J.S. Royds, 9pp typescript pre-print + figures, 'Nov. 1965'; 'A summary of the geology and geophysics of the British North Sea' by M. Holmes, 9pp typescript + 3pp typescript 'File Note' and table, December 1965.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.189  January 1967

Contents:
Programme for 14th Inter-University Congress on the Geology of Shelf Seas, Hull, January 1967, with Kent's ms notes on proceedings. See NCUACS 43.5.93/H.19.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.190, B.191

2 folders.

Contents:
Figures, possibly illustrations for Kent's contribution above.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.192  May 1964

Contents:
'The basis of North Sea exploration' by Kent and A.F.M. Matthews, 12pp typescript, 'For oral presentation at the A.A.P.G. Convention, Toronto - May 1964'. See NCUACS 43.5.93/H.12.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.193  1 December 1966

Contents:
London Palaeontological Note 'Foraminifera from BP (North Sea) 48/6/3, incorporating a Zonal Scheme for the Lias and its application to Hamilton' by F.C. Dilley

'North Sea: General 1967-'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.194, B.195  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.194  1967-1970

Contents:
Exchange with D.T. Donovan re nomenclature of North Sea features, February 1967; papers re discussion with Board of Inquiry into a North Sea submarine pipeline, 1970; etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.195  1972

Contents:
Memos etc.

'North Sea Logs and Summaries 1/500'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.196-B.200  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into five for ease of reference. Latest date 1968.

'North Sea Logs and Summaries 1/500'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.196  [n.d.]

Contents:
Wells 47/3-1 and 47/9-1.

'North Sea Logs and Summaries 1/500'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.197  [n.d.]

Contents:
Well 47/15-1x.

'North Sea Logs and Summaries 1/500'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.198  [n.d.]

Contents:
Wells 47/18-1 and 47/25-2.

'North Sea Logs and Summaries 1/500'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.199  [n.d.]

Contents:
Well 48/6-5.

'North Sea Logs and Summaries 1/500'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.200  [n.d.]

Contents:
Well 48/6-10.

'North Sea Wells'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.201-B.208  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into eight for ease of reference: well logs and summaries etc. Latest date 1973.

'North Sea Wells'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.201  [n.d.]

Contents:
Lists of oil companies and their wells; maps of oil fields and wells.

'North Sea Wells'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.202  [n.d.]

Contents:
Wells A339/-1, 38/29-1, 41/8-1, 41/20-1.

'North Sea Wells'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.203  [n.d.]

Contents:
Wells 41/24A, 42/23-1, 42/29-1, 44/11-1, 44/21-1.

'North Sea Wells'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.204  [n.d.]

Contents:
Wells 47/3-1, 47/9-1, 47/13-1, 47/15.

'North Sea Wells'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.205  [n.d.]

Contents:
Wells 47/18-1, 47/20-1, 47/25-2, 47/29A-1.

'North Sea Wells'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.206  [n.d.]

Contents:
Wells 48/6-1, 48/6-5, 48/6-10.

'North Sea Wells'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.207  [n.d.]

Contents:
Wells 48/21-2, 49/13-1, 49/17-1, 49/22-1, 49/26-1, 53/10-1.

'North Sea Wells'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.208  [n.d.]

Contents:
'N. Sea Lias Zonal Chart'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.209  1974-75

Contents:
Softback notebook inscribed on first page 'North Sea data 1974-'. Used from the front and from the back for notes 1974-75.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.210  1975

Contents:
'N. Sea - Cretaceous Sub-crop J. Butler 1975'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: data.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.211  1978

Contents:
Softback notebook inscribed on fore edge 'North Sea 1978'. Used for notes on wells in block 47. Most pages not used.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.212  1979-1983

Contents:
Softback notebook inscribed on fore edge 'North Sea Lancaster Gate 1979 1980 83'. Used for notes on organisation of British National Oil Corporation and its Exploration Department; Conference on Petroleum Geology of the Continental Shelf of North-West Europe, March 1980 (see NCUACS 43.5.93/H.111, NCUACS 43.5.93/H.112); Geological Society meeting 1983.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.213  1980

Contents:
Institute of Geological Sciences North Sea Survey 'Equalised Stack' data.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.214  1980

Contents:
Institute of Geological Sciences North Sea Survey 'Relative Amplitude Stack' data.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.215-B.217  19 October 1982

3 folders.

Contents:
Background material re North Sea pockmarks, sent to Kent 19 October 1982

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.218-B.225

8 folders.

Contents:
North Sea figures and maps.
Some of this material was used as illustrative material for Kent's presentations and articles on the North Sea.

IRAN  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Kent's first overseas posting with Anglo-Iranian/BP was to Iran. Here he was involved in studying the geology of the outer mountains of the Zagros range. Kent was involved in three major surveys; of Kazerun 1948-49, and then of Bebehan-Kazerun 1949-50 and Fars-Laristan 1950-51 both of which were led by Kent. In 1951 BP was expelled from Iran when foreign owned oil companies were nationalised. For Kent's letters home to his family in this period see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.213-A.218.
With the restoration of the monarchy in Iran BP were able to resume their activities. In 1957 a consortium of western oil companies operating in Iran, including BP, established the Exploration Advisory Group, to advise on exploration matters. Later it reported to OSCO - the Oil Service Company - a joint concern of western oil companies serving as a direct contractor to the National Iranian Oil Company. Kent became a member of the EAG in 1965, replacing N.L. Falcon as the BP representative. In 1973 Kent became Chairman of the Group in succession to H.D. Hedburg, his continuing membership of the EAG being part of his post-retirement consultancy with BP. EAG activity comprised visits to Teheran to receive briefings from staff on the ground followed by field trips, chiefly to the oilfields and the Zagros mountains area. The party would then return to Teheran to draft its report. The EAG made its last visit in 1978; its activities were halted by the Islamic revolution and the overthrow of the Shah.
Kent's interest in salt plugs dated to his survey work in the Zagros mountains in 1948-51. Salt plugs are more numerous and better seen in this region of Iran than in any other area of the world. In February 1968 Kent was a member of a party which conducted a minor survey of salt plugs in the Fars province.

Contents:
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.226-B.229 Kazerun Survey
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.230-B.251 Behbehan-Kazerun Survey
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.252-B.277 Fars-Laristan Survey
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.278-B.290 Salt Plugs
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.291-B.339 Exploration Advisory Group
NCUACS 43.5.93/B.340-B.353 General

Kazerun Survey  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.226  1948-1949

Contents:
Appendices to 'Kazerun Survey - 1948/49' by Kent, August 1949. Retained in original binder.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.227, B.228

2 folders.

Contents:
Maps prepared during Kazerun survey.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.229  1948-1970

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook used for notes on Iran 1948-49, and UK Midland sites 1970s.

Behbehan-Kazerun Survey  [no ref. or date]

'Bebehan-Kazerun Survey 1949-50 Monthly and Interim reports'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.230-B.236  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into seven for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.230  1949

Contents:
Correspondence and memos re organisational and logistical arrangements, August - November 1949; Progress Report for September; 'Note on the Bingistan Barytes deposits' by Kent, J.F. Watson and H.R. Warman, 5pp typescript, ?November 1949.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.231  October and November 1949

Contents:
Progress Reports for October and November 1949.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.232  December 1949 and January 1950

Contents:
Progress Reports for December 1949 and January 1950.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.233  January, July 1950

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re samples from Tang-i-Shahen fissure, January, July 1950

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.234  February 1950

Contents:
Correspondence and memos February 1950; Progress Report for February 1950.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.235  March and April 1950

Contents:
Progress Reports for March and April 1950.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.236

Contents:
Miscellaneous material.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.237-B.242  October 1949-April 1950

Contents:
'Bebehan-Kazerun Strat Columns'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into six for ease of reference: stratigraphical sections, dated October 1949-April 1950.

'Bebehan-Kazerun Survey. Palaeontologists' Reports'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.243, B.244  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.243  June 1950 and January 1951

Contents:
Reports by J.A. Douglas on fossils collected during the survey

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.244  July - September 1950

Contents:
Preliminary palaeontological reports

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.245  11 July 1950

Contents:
'The Bingistan Barytes deposits Supplementary Note [to Report PEK 35]' by Kent, 2pp duplicated typescript + plates and figure, 11 July 1950. See NCUACS 43.5.93/B.230.

'Mamatain'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.246-B.249  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into four for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.246  August 1950

Contents:
Report PEK 36 'An examination of the Mamatain Limestones' by Kent, J.F. Watson and H.R. Warman, August 1950. Retained in original binder.

Material found with preceding.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.247-B.249  [n.d.]

3 folders.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.247

Contents:
Memos, notes and sections re Mamatain Limestone; humorous verse 'To Editor, H.K. [Haft Kel] News'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.248  1920-1940

Contents:
1:253,440 topographical maps of Kazerun, Basht and Haft Kel areas, 1940s; 1:253,440 geological maps of Kazerun and Beheban, 1920s.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.249  1949-50

Contents:
1inch: ½mile map of 'The lower Fars stage 3. Secondary Limestones of Mamatain', March 1949; Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. 'Panorama of Iran showing the oil operations' annotated by Kent with 1949-50 survey route; ms sketches 'Samples of Gach-Limestone transitions'; miscellaneous ms figures etc.

Report PEK 37 'The Behbehan - Kazerun Survey 1949-50' by Kent, J.F. Watson, H.R. Warman and D.G.F. Bailey, c.September 1950. Retained in original binders.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.250, B.251  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.250

Contents:
Part I.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.251

Contents:
Part II.

Fars-Laristan Survey  [no ref. or date]

Series of three hardback pocket notebooks inscribed 'P. E. Kent Fars-Laristan' on fore edge and numbered on front cover.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.252-B.254  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.252  October 1950

Contents:
'1'. 'Book 1 Surmeh to Asalu'. Used from October 1950.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.253  December 1950

Contents:
'2'. 'Book 2 Khiaru to Chiru'. Used from December 1950.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.254  February 1951

Contents:
'3'. 'Book 3 Kalat to Chah Kazimah'. Used from February 1951.

'Kuh-i-Surmeh (Fars-Laristan Survey)'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.255-B.257  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference: material re Report PEK 39. The report itself was not found.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.255  1949-1950

Contents:
Progress Reports for October and November 1949 and February 1950 (prior to Kent joining the Survey).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.256  1950-52

Contents:
Correspondence and memos 1950-52. Includes reports on fossils collected.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.257

Contents:
Well logs and sections from Kuh-i-Surmeh; photographs; ms figures; ms notes.

'Monthly repts 1950-51 Fars Laristan'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.258-B.260  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.258  1950-1951

Contents:
October, November, December 1950, January 1951

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.259  1951

Contents:
February, March, April 1951

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.260  1950-1951

Contents:
Ms notes on work December 1950 - April 1951; correspondence and memos April, September - October 1951; typescript notes on Cenomanian Marls; maps and ms figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.261, B.262  October 1950 - April 1951

Contents:
'Fars-Laristan Stratig Sections'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference: stratigraphical sections dated October 1950 - April 1951.

'Pal Data & specimens'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.263-B.269  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into seven for ease of reference: papers re samples sent for analysis.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.263, B.264

2 folders.

Contents:
Macrofossils field data sheets, numbered 1-60.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.265, B.266  October 1950 - July 1951

2 folders.

Contents:
Memos re data sheets and cans of fossil samples returned for examination, October 1950 - July 1951, with lists of samples.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.267, B.268  1951

2 folders.

Contents:
Reports by J.A. Douglas on macrofossils collected during the survey

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.269  January 1951-1952

Contents:
Correspondence and memos

Material re report PEK 40 'The Fars - Laristan Survey, 1950-51' by Kent, A. McGugan, H.R. Warman and E.K. Cullingham, c.September 1952.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.270-B.277  [n.d.]

Contents of Kent's envelope divided into two for ease of reference: papers re report PEK 40.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.270, B.271  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.270  1951-1952

Contents:
Memos 1951-52; letter to C.J. Stubblefield re Kalat Cambrian trilobites, 20 June 1952; 'Salt plugs' by Kent, 11pp typescript with ms correction; typescript notes on 'Gach-i-turushes on Kuh-i-Gavbut', 'Eocene landslip within the Bakhtiri conglomerates of Kuh-i-Safid (Janna)'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.271

Contents:
Sections and photographs for report PEK 40; etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.272

Contents:
Typescript draft of text with ms correction and annotation.

Final report. Retained in original binders.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.273, B.274  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.273

Contents:
Part I.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.274

Contents:
Part II (incomplete). Some of the sections and photographs which accompanied Part II may be at NCUACS 43.5.93/B.271.

Papers re the Report found loose at back of NCUACS 43.5.93/B.274.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.275, B.276  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.275

Contents:
Chart of horizontal sections from the survey.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.276

Contents:
Miscellaneous material. Includes draft 'Appendix A - The Knemiceras Beds', 4pp typescript + figure.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.277  1950-51

Contents:
'Fars Laristan Survey 1950-51. Appendix A'. Retained in original binder.

Salt Plugs  [no ref. or date]

'Salt Plugs'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.278-B.283  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into six for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.278  1951-65

Contents:
Correspondence 1951, 1959, 1963-65. Includes correspondence re 'The origin and movement of Salt Domes in S.W. Persia' by Kent, presentation to Leicester University Geological Society, 1964. See also NCUACS 43.5.93/D.100.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.279  1966-69

Contents:
Correspondence 1966-69. Includes 'The temperature conditions of Salt Dome intrusions' by Kent, 2pp typescript Letter to Nature, Lond., 1966, and correspondence with H.D. Hedberg re 'Fars Salt Plugs minor survey' (see NCUACS 43.5.93/B.280).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.280  1968

Contents:
Report on 'Fars Salt Plugs minor survey February 23rd - 28th, 1968', 8pp typescript + lists of specimens.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.281  1971-85

Contents:
Correspondence 1971, 1975-85, nd. Chiefly re 'The emergent Hormuz Salt Plugs of southern Iran' (Bibliog. 121, 1979, see NCUACS 43.5.93/D.44, NCUACS 43.5.93/D.45).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.282  1969

Contents:
'Iran November 1969 - Revised list of PEK samples'; ms note by Kent on 'Piercement Salt Plugs of the Southern Gulf'; sketches of salt plugs by Kent.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.283

Contents:
Maps, sections, etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.284, B.285

Contents:
'Iran etc Salt Plugs. SP diagrams'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference: miscellaneous maps and figures.

'Salt Plugs Lit[erature] Other Countries'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.286-B.290  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into five for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.286  March 1959

Contents:
Off-print 'Internal structure of the Grand Saline salt dome, Van Zandt County, Texas' by W.R. Muehlburger, University of Texas, 1959. Pasted into back of the notebook are Kent's ms notes on visit to Grand Saline and page of programme from American Association of Petroleum Geologists Conference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.287  1960-1961

Contents:
'Emplacement of the Arctic Gypsum Diapirs' by Kent, 6pp typescript, 16 June 1960; 16pp typescript notes on 'Petrographical examination of Erratic rocks associated with Gypsum Diapirs from the NW Territories'; 'Evaporite Piercement structures in the northern Richardson mountains' by Kent and W.A.C. Russell, 11pp typescript + references (Bibliog. 46, 1961).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.288  1980-81

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.289, B.290

2 folders.

Contents:
Miscellaneous material.

Exploration Advisory Group (EAG)  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.291  1965

Contents:
Note re recommendations of 1964 report; correspondence and papers re 1965 visit, 21 November - 6 December.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.292  1965

Contents:
Programme and ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.293  1965

Contents:
'Recommendations of the Members Exploration Advisory Group December 1965'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.294  1967

Contents:
Programme and ms notes of 1967 visit, 19 November - 4 December.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.295  1967

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook used from the front for notes on EAG visits to Iran 1967 and 1971 and from the back for notes on 1967 visit.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.296  1967

Contents:
Draft 'Recommendations of Members Exploration Advisory Group December 1967'. The draft is annotated by Kent 'Unexpurgated draft. To be retained!'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.297  1968

Contents:
'Report of [Consortium] Committee on Reserves under the Chairmanship of Mr [M.M.] Pennell', 25 June.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.298  1969

Contents:
Correspondence re and draft report of EAG meeting, London 10-12 February, and 1969 visit.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.299  1969

Contents:
Programme and ms notes of 1969 visit, 21 November - 4 December.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.300  1969

Contents:
Report of EAG December 1969. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.301  1971

Contents:
Correspondence, papers, annotated programme and ms notes re 1971 visit, 1-15 March.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.302  1971

Contents:
Report of EAG March 1971. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.303  1971

Contents:
'Exploration Presentation to Members' Technical Representatives November 1971'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.304  1972

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re 1972 visit, 29 September - 13 October.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.305  1972

Contents:
'Summary of technical papers for presentation to Members Exploration Advisory Group in Teheran, October 1972'. Annotated by Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.306  1972

Contents:
'Exploration Advisory Group Meeting October 1972 Field Excursion Notes'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.307  1972

Contents:
Programme and ms notes of 1972 visit.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.308  1972

Contents:
Report of EAG October 1972. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.309  1972

Contents:
Correspondence arising, including correspondence re Kent's succession as Chairman, etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.310  1973

Contents:
Correspondence re Chairmanship and 1973 visit, 30 November - 13 December.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.311  1973

Contents:
Programme and field excursion notes; ms notes of visit.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.312  1973

Contents:
Report of EAG December 1973. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.313  1973

Contents:
'Geological map of South-West Iran', 1:1,000,000.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.314  1974

Contents:
Correspondence, chiefly re structure of anticlinal cores.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.315  1974

Contents:
Persian Gulf oil well summaries, August and September - October.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.316  1975

Contents:
Programme and ms notes of first 1975 visit, 3-19 January.

'1975 E.A.G. field trip maps and sections Dezful Embayment'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.317, B.318  1975

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.317  1975

Contents:
Drafts by EAG members of sections of the January 1975 recommendations.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.318  1975

Contents:
Geological maps of Dezful and Ahwaz, 1:250,000.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.319  1975

Contents:
Report of EAG January 1975. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.320  1975

Contents:
'Dalan prospect. Proposed Bangestan, Khami and Permian Test Well Proposal Summary', sent to Kent 20 February; notes by Kent for second 1975 EAG meeting, [3-18] October; brief correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.321  1975

Contents:
Loose-leaf pocket notebook containing programme and ms notes of October meeting.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.322  1975

Contents:
Report of EAG October 1975. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.323  1976

Contents:
Report of EAG October 1976. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.324  1976

Contents:
Correspondence November 1976. Includes 2pp typescript 'Appraisal of Iranian oil potential' by Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.325  1977

Contents:
Letter re meeting of OSCO Geophysical Advisory Group, 3 May; exploration drilling results, August 1976 - September 1977; annotated programme of visit; etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.326  1977

Contents:
Report of EAG October 1977. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.327  1978

Contents:
Correspondence; annotated programme of visit; attendance list for EAG debrief meeting, 10 November.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.328  1978

Contents:
Report of EAG October 1978. Retained in original binding.

OSCO Geological and Exploration Division reports and technical notes.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.329-B.339  [n.d.]


Related information: See also NCUACS 43.5.93/B.350, NCUACS 43.5.93/B.351.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.329-B.331  December 1974

3 folders.

Contents:
'The post-Asmari formations of South Iran' by G. Favre, report 1220

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.332, B.333  1976

2 folders.

Contents:
'The geothermal gradient map of S.W. Iran and adjacent areas and its applications' by G. Orbell, technical note 2/1976, April 1976.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.334  August 1976

Contents:
'The Mesozic sequence in soutwest Iran and adjacent areas' by A. Setudehnia, report 1248

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.335, B.336  January 1978

2 folders.

Contents:
'Synsedimentary tectonics in the Bangestan of Kharg' by H. Bolz, report 1275

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.337-B.339  August 1978

3 folders.

Contents:
'The geology of the Bandar Abbas hinterland, South Fars' by P. Verral, report 1286

General  [no ref. or date]

'Iran - General'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.340-B.344  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into five for ease of reference: correspondence and papers 1964-75, nd

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.340  1964

Contents:
Includes material re research on oil recovery techniques in Iran and 3pp typescript memo by Kent 'S.W. Iran - Reservoir data', 24 November.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.341  1965

Contents:
Includes papers re crude oil from Kharg oil wells.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.342  1967-70

Contents:
Correspondence and papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.343  1971

Contents:
Includes material re proposed research on the Zagros Crush Zone.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.344  1971-75 and nd

Contents:
Correspondence and papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.345  1964

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'Iran 64'. Used from the front and from the back for notes on visit to Iran 1964. Paginated up to p.53.

Contents of Kent's envelope divided into eight for ease of reference: maps, stratigraphical columns and sections.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.346-B.353  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.346-B.348  1960s

3 folders.

Contents:
Stratigraphical columns.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.349  c.1976

Contents:
Seismic sections

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.350, B.351

2 folders.


Related information: See NCUACS 43.5.93/B.329-B.339.

Contents:
Figures for OSCO Exploration Division technical note 3/1977 on Kuh-e Darang area.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.352, B.353

2 folders.

Contents:
Miscellaneous.

EAST AFRICA  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For material relating to Kent's work on the East African Archaeological Expedition of 1934-35 see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.53-A.102. For material relating to work arising from the Deep Sea Drilling Project for which Kent reviewed the results of Leg 25 drilling in the western Indian Ocean, see NCUACS 43.5.93/C.117-C.121.

Administrative history:
Kent was posted to East Africa very shortly after his return from Iran in 1951, initially to investigate a report that oil had been found in Kenya. No oil was found but Kent remained in East Africa principally surveying the geology of Tanganyika where the prospect of finding oil seemed better. He left Africa in 1955 but made several later visits. The final results of Kent's geological work in East Africa were only published in 1971 in Bibliog. 80.

Contents:
Also includes a little material relating to oil prospects in northern Africa which Kent visited during his time in East Africa.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.354  1951

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on first page 'Kenya - Northern Frontier Dist. 1951 Uganda - Albert visit'. Used from the front for notes on sites 23 May - 7 July 1951, and notes on expenses, itineraries etc, October - December.

Series of three hardback pocket notebooks used 1951, dated and identified by inscription on front cover.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.355-B.357  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.355  11-27 June

Contents:
'Northern Kenya'. Used for notes and sketches

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.356  1953

Contents:
'Coastal Tanganyika'. Used for notes and sketches 25 October - 22 November. At the entry for 26 October on the Tanga district are stapled later notes on Tanga, February 1953.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.357  1954

Contents:
'Mafia-Zanzibar' and on first page 'Voyage of the "Burgan"'. Used for notes and sketches 24 November - December. At entry for 7 December are pasted later notes on shot-point 39 in Zanzibar, 16 November 1954.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.358  1951-1953

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook inscribed on front cover 'Tanganyika flights Nairobi Uganda 1951'. Used to record observations made during flights 14-21 October 1951. At front are stapled later notes on flight to and visit at Dodoma, Tanganyika, June 1953.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.359  1952-53

Contents:
'E. Af. Seepages'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: correspondence and papers chiefly re sulphurous soil samples

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.360  1952

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook inscribed on front cover 'Tunisia 1952'. Paginated (incomplete) 1-32 on left-hand pages. Used for notes and sketches 15-27 September 1952. Most pages not used.

Report PEK 45 'A reconnaissance of Eastern Tunisia' by Kent  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.361,B.362  September 1952

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.361

Contents:
21pp typescript + 1p appendix.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.362

Contents:
Figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.363  15 October 1952

Contents:
Material found with preceding report. Includes 'Oil prospects of Algeria' by A.N. Thomas, 6pp typescript + figure

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.364  1952

Contents:
'Geology of the Wajir-Mandera district, North-East Kenya...by B.M. Ayers...With appendices on fossils collected in the area'. The appendices are by Kent although published anonymously. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.365  1935; c.1953

Contents:
Geological Survey of Tanganyika Report no. PEK/1 'Sections in the branch gorge at Olduvai' by Kent. Retained in original binding. c.1953.
The report is based on work done while the East African Archaeological Expedition was at Olduvai during 1935.

Series of five hardback pocket notebooks used 1953, numbered, dated and identified by inscription on front cover.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.366-B.370  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.366

Contents:
'1. Mafia Bagamoyo [Tanganyika]'. Used for notes January - February.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.367

Contents:
'2. Zanzibar Pemba'. Used for notes February - March.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.368

Contents:
'3. Smaller Islands Lindi Uganda'. Used March and May.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.369  September 1954

Contents:
'4. Pemba Miscell'. Used October - December and for further notes on Mafia island

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.370  September - October 1953

Contents:
'5. Madagascar'. Used September - October 1953. Paginated 1-68 (incomplete).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.371  September 1953

Contents:
Report PEK 48 'A visit to western Madagascar' by Kent, September 1953. Retained in original binding.

Series of four hardback pocket notebooks used 1954, dated and identified by inscription on front cover. Used for recording observations made during flights, and site notes and sketches.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.372-B.375  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.372

Contents:
'Tanganyika...With Arusha - Nairobi flight 30.6.54'. Used June - August.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.373

Contents:
'Kenya'. Used August - October.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.374

Contents:
'British Somaliland October...Flight over Somalia'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.375

Contents:
'Kilwa Mtwala [Tanganyika]'. Used October - November.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.376  1954-1959

Contents:
'Somaliland'. Contents of Kent's folder so labelled: draft of Report PEK 54 'A brief visit to British Somaliland' by Kent, November 1954, retained in original binding; ms notes; printed material re oilfield at Dagah Shabell, British Somaliland 1958 and 1959.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.377  1955

Contents:
Memos and photograph re bitumen extracts from Karoo sands from Madagascar

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.378  1957

Contents:
Hardback notebook inscribed on front cover 'Tanganyika 1957'. Used for notes and sketches during visit October. Most pages not used.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.379  1957-1958

Contents:
Duplicated typescript 'Comments' by Kent on: '"Geology of the Western Matumbi Hills, Tanganyika" by J. Spence', 29 October 1957; ' "The sediments of coastal Kenya..." by R.E. Linton and R.G. Maclean', 4 November 1957; 'The stratigraphic sequence at Zanzibar', 24 March 1958.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.380  20 March 1958

Contents:
Technical note PEK 5 'Earth movements in inland East Africa' by Kent, 20 March 1958. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.381  1960

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook inscribed on first page 'Libya Jan-Feb 1960'. Used for notes during visit 27 January - 20 February.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.382  June 1961

Contents:
Hardback notebook inscribed on fore edge 'Fr. N. Africa'. Used during visit June 1961. Most pages not used.

'East Africa 1962'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into six for ease of reference.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.383-B.388  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.383  1961-1962

Contents:
Proposed programme, 18 May 1961, and 8pp duplicated typescript list of 'General objectives'; 4pp typescript notes on 'Visit of Dr. P.E. Kent - 22nd May 1962' by R.E. Linton.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.384  1961-65

Contents:
Material re 1961-65 East African drilling programme; ms notes etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.385

Contents:
Maps of Pugo area and Pemba island.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.386

Contents:
Maps of Tanganyika showing BP operations etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.387

Contents:
Stratigraphical columns from East African bore-holes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.388  30 September 1965

Contents:
'Part III' of draft on Tanzania by J.A. Hunt: figures sent for information

'Geophysical data book 1965'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into five for ease of reference.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.389-B.393  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.389  1965

Contents:
'Geophysical data book for Tanganyika, including Mafia' by M.J. Laws and R.C. Sbresni, Mombasa, January 1965, 42pp duplicated typescript + appendices.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.390

Contents:
Figures for preceding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.391  1965

Contents:
'Geophysical data book for Zanzibar and Pemba' by M.J. Laws, Mombasa, January 1965, 13pp duplicated typescript + appendices.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.392

Contents:
Figures for preceding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.393  1965-1968

Contents:
'Appendix "C" Southern Somalia' to Geophysical data book for Kenya (not found), sent 2 March 1965, 4pp duplicated typescript; annotated BP map of Somalia, March 1968, showing oil exploration concessions with ms notes on bore-holes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.394  1967

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge '1967 East Africa'. Most pages not used. A little loose material intercalated.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.395  4 August 1967

Contents:
Letter from R. Walters to Kent, 4 August 1967, enclosing 'some of the photographs...taken on our flying visit to Kilifi and Matasade on July 22nd, together with quick tracings as an aid to memory'; ms sketches of Matasade and Dogogicha islands; ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.396  9 January 1973

Contents:
Ms notes on 'Tanzania AGIP Visit, 1970' and 'East Africa Geophys 18/10/70'; typescript note 'Northeast Africa: geology of the Afar triangle' by Kent, 2pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.397  September 1973

Contents:
BP Exploration Development Co. Report 'Geology and oil prospects of the western Indian Ocean Region', by Kent, September 1973. Retained in original binding.

Maps.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.398-B.407  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.398  1949-1952

Contents:
1:4,000,000 geological map of East Africa, March 1949.
1:2,000,000 geological map of East Africa, 1952.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.399  1933-1950

Contents:
1:2,000,000 topographical maps of Abyssinia, June 1943, and Kenya, 1933 and 1950.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.400  1946-1962

Contents:
1:1,000,000 topographical map of Dar es Salaam, 1946. Annotated by Kent.
1:1,000,000 geological map of Tanganyika, March 1962.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.401  1942-1946

Contents:
1:1,000,000 geological map of Mombasa - Nairobi, November 1942.
1:1,000,000 topographical map of Mombasa - Nairobi, 1946. Annotated by Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.402  1915 and 1919

Contents:
1:1,000,000 topographical maps of Marsabit (Kenya) and Uganda, 1915 and 1919. The area on both maps round Lake Rudolf has been coloured in with geological information and both are annotated by Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.403  May 1963, nd

Contents:
1:1,000,000 aeromagnetic survey map of Kenya, May 1963.
1:1,000,000 map of Kenya, showing Bouguer gravity contours, basement depth contours and seismic features, nd.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.404

Contents:
Miscellaneous geological maps of Kenya.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.405

Contents:
BP maps of Mombasa.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.406, B.407

Contents:
'Tanzania figures'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference: maps and stratigraphical columns.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Kent was posted to Papua New Guinea in 1955, first as Deputy Chief Geologist, later Chief Geologist, with the Australasian Petroleum Company, a part-owned BP subsidiary. Kent was involved in searching for signs of oil in the rain forest and the highlands of New Guinea. This met with little success despite the promising geology of the area.

Series of five spiral bound reporters notebooks inscribed with topics and dates on front cover.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.408-B.412  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.408  1955

Contents:
'Orie visit June 1955'. Used for notes 18-23 June, with map of area of survey pasted into notebook. Loose at front is copy of letter re arrangements for Kent's arrival and the Orie survey.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.409  1955-1956

Contents:
'Port Moresby Misc. 1955 Bwata visit 1956'. Includes notes on Pio-Purari flight 6 July 1955 and ?Baimuru to Bwata survey.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.410  1956-1974

Contents:
'Highlands visit 1956'. Used for notes 5-9 April, and for later notes on sites in England 1974.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.411  1957-1971

Contents:
'Misc. Recce flights 1957 1971'. Used for notes on flights November 1956 and January 1957, with map of area of later flight pasted into notebook, and for notes '1971 Highland Recce + [at back] Mananda with D.A.L. Jenkins 10+11 Nov'. Pasted to back cover of notebook is envelope containing two scaled squares used for calculating on a map distances covered by aircraft travelling at various speeds.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.412  nd

Contents:
'Melbourne visit'. Miscellaneous notes

Australasian Petroleum Co. Reports.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.413-B.422  [n.d.]

Report XG 'The stratigraphy of the Neogene rocks of Papua' by Kent and J.O. Zehnder, July 1956.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.413-B.415  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.413, B.414

2 folders.

Contents:
32pp duplicated typescript + figures.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.415

Contents:
Plates.

Report XE Part II 'A review of the Mesozoic stratigraphy of Australian New Guinea' by F.K. Rickwood, August 1956  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.416, B.417  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.416

Contents:
23pp duplicated typescript.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.417

Contents:
Plates.

Report LW 'Report on the Pio Purari Survey, 1955' by Kent and Rickwood, August 1956.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.418-B.420  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.418,B.419

2 folders.

Contents:
46pp duplicated typescript + figures.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.420

Contents:
Plates and photographs.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.421  April 1957

Contents:
Report XH 'The stratigraphy of the older tertiary rocks (Eocene and Oligocene) of Papua' by Kent, April 1957. 21pp duplicated typescript + figures and plates. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.422  February 1958

Contents:
Report XK 'The pleistocene volcanoes of Papua' by Kent, 'Issued February 1958'. 14pp typescript + map.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.423  29 September - 6 October

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook inscribed on first page 'Fiji 1956'. Used for notes and sketches

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.424  15 October 1964

Contents:
'List of samples collected [by Kent in Fiji] Sept/October 1956'; 'Addendum to London Palaeontological Note no.171 on fifteen samples from the Fiji islands', 15 October 1964; map of Viti Levu.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.425  1957

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook inscribed on first page 'Papuan Volcanoes etc...Puri 1957'. Used chiefly for sketches, some of which are pasted into the notebook.

'Papua General maps'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.426  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed: list of samples from Pio-Purari survey; hand-drawn map; map of western Papua.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.427  1967

Contents:
'Summary of a geological history of Eastern New Guinea' by J.E. Thompson, 7pp duplicated typescript prepared for 'A.P.E.A. Conference, Sydney, March 1967' (see NCUACS 43.5.93/H.17). Annotated by Kent.

NORTH AMERICA  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Kent was posted to Canada in 1957 as Adviser to the President of BP Exploration (Canada). In 1959 he was appointed as the first President of BP Exploration (Alaska). The material includes papers relating to BP policy in Alaska and northern Canada.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.428  June and August 1958

Contents:
Hardback notebook inscribed on first page '1. Athabasca (Mildred Lake) 2. Hay River 3. Spray Lake area'. Used for notes and sketches

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.429  1958

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'NWT Canada'. Used for notes on visit to survey party 16, July 1958 and 'Visit to Canadian Arctic' 21-24 July 1958. Paginated 5-34.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.430  July, 1958

Contents:
Report on 'Visit to Mackenzie District, Northwest Territories, Canada July, 1958' by Kent. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.431  June 1959

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'NWT Canada' and on first page 'June 1959 Aklavit Visit'. Used for notes and sketches c.20-26 June. Paginated 3-85.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.432  1959-1971

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge '1959 N. Canada 1969, 70', and on first page '1959 Visit to Monkman area 1969 Visit to Liard, Herschel Id, Inuvik and Ft Good Hope 1970 Arctic Islands visit 1971 Arctic islands reconnaissance incl. Barrow Dome + Isachsen [shot-point]'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.433  1959

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on first page 'Arctic visit Aug. 1959'. Used for notes on visits to Arctic islands 14-21 August. Paginated 1-95. At back is index of islands visited and pasted inside back cover is map of route taken.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.434  1959-1969

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on first page 'Alaska 1959 Reconnassance flight, Susitna area 1964 Visit to Sadlerochit Mtns [at back] 1969 Visit to North Slope'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.435  1960-1961


Related information: See also NCUACS 43.5.93/D.99.

Contents:
'Arctic Gypsum Plugs'. Contents of Kent's folder so labelled: chiefly correspondence re analysis of gypsum samples, and paper by Kent and W.A.C. Russell 'An evaporite piercement structure in the northern Richardson Mountains', delivered at 1st International Symposium on Arctic Geology, Calgary, 11-13 January 1960. Includes draft of paper, 5pp typescript + figures, Bibliog. 46, 1961

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.436  1960

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'Alaska 1960'. Used for notes on Alaska and flights over Canada June 1960.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.437  1960

Contents:
'Alaska Yak[utat]'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: material re possible agreement with Colorado Oil and Gas re collaboration in Yakutat Development Contract, 1960, including papers for 10th meeting of Board of Directors of BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., 20 October.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.438  1961-1962

Contents:
'Gulf of Alaska'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: BP Exploration (Alaska) maps of southern Alaska

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.439  1961-1967

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope: ms 'Notes on Kern [California] - St Helens Sept 1961'; ms itineraries: 'San Francisco & Calgary 1962', 'Los Angeles Houston New Orleans Mar/Ap 1963', 'Calgary & Edmonton Oct/Nov 1963', N-Y, Pittsbg, Toronto, Calgy May 1964', '1965 Trinidad and US', 'Visit to NY, St Louis, LA 1966', 'Visit to Calgary & Australia Feb/March 1967'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.440  1963-1967

Contents:
Miscellaneous ms notes on Canadian and US oil matters November 1963, July 1964, November 1965 and February 1967.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.441  1966-1972 and nd

Contents:
'Alaska 1966 1968 1972'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: notes re BP policy May 1966, November 1968, May 1972 and nd.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.442  1967

Contents:
'International Symposium on the Devonian System. Guidebook for Canadian Cordillera Field Trip Sept. 1-3, 1967' by P.A. Ziegler, 81pp duplicated typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.443  9-10 April 1969

Contents:
Flight notes for visit to Yukon and Northwest Territories 9-10 April 1969 by M.C. Pick, 12pp duplicated typescript + figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.444  1969

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope: ms notes on visit to Canada and Alaska

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.445  1969-1970

Contents:
'Alaska'. Contents of Kent's folder so labelled: material re Prudhoe Bay operations. Includes BP press-releases, September - October 1969; article from World Petroleum September 1969 re conditions at Prudhoe; 5pp typescript of presentation by BP to Geological Society on 'Alaskan Exploration and the development of the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield', December 1970.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.446  January 1970

Contents:
January 1970 issue of BP Shield devoted to Alaska. Article by Kent 'Entry into Alaska' is at pp.5-9 (Bibliog. 75).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.447  1970-1972

Contents:
'Canadian Minerals 1970 1971 1972'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: ms notes re activities of Canadian Minerals (?subsidiary of BP Minerals) chiefly uranium.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.448  1971

Contents:
'The status of Arctic Islands exploration' by Kent, 6pp typescript, 30 July 1971.
'Exploring Canada's Arctic Islands' by Kent, 7pp typescript, 3 August 1971.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.449  1971

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder: material re graptolites from Twilight Creek, Bathurst Island, Canada, collected by Kent

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.450  1968-71

Contents:
'Canada 1971 etc'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: ms notes on Canadian oil matters various dates 1968-71.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.451  1972

Contents:
'Canada Jan 1972'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: ms notes on Canadian oil matters.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.452  1972-1975

Contents:
Softback notebook inscribed on first page 'Canada 1975': ms notes during visit to Canada May 1972. Includes notes on briefing by BP Canada, University of Calgary Extension course and visit to Geological Survey of Canada.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.453  September 1975

Contents:
September 1975 issue of BP Shield International devoted to Alaska.

'Arctic Islands - maps'. Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.454-B.456  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.454  1956

Contents:
'Bathymetric chart of Arctic Ocean as of 1956 (approx.) compiled from Soviet sources'.
Canadian Southern Petroleum Ltd map of Arctic islands showing distribution of drilling concessions.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.455, B.456

2 folders.

Contents:
Geological Survey of Canada 1:506,880 maps of Arctic islands.

GULF STATES  [no ref. or date]

Kuwait  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.457  May 1961

Contents:
'Kuwait Oil Company Limited Geological Summary: May 1961'. Annotated by Kent. Loose material found at end of report is at NCUACS 43.5.93/B.458.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.458  26 May 1961

Contents:
Loose material found at end of NCUACS 43.5.93/B.457: letter from P.T. Cox, Managing Director BP Exploration, re exploration programme in Kuwait, 26 May 1961; ms notes; maps.

'Kuwait notes 1968 etc'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.459, B.460  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference: chiefly material re visits to Kuwait, 1968, 1970

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.459  1968

Contents:
Ms notes on 'Geological History of Kuwait', February 1968; map of oil field development in Kuwait area, 1968; etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.460  1970-1972

Contents:
Programme for and ms notes on visit to Kuwait March 1970; 'Kuwait', 3pp typescript draft 8 June 1971; 'Deep structure of Burgan and Ahmadi' by Kent, 3pp typescript, 20 November 1972.

'Kuwait'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.461-B.463  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.461  January - February 1973

Contents:
Programme for and ms notes on visit to Kuwait January - February 1973, correspondence and memos arising.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.462, B.463  February 1976

2 folders.

Contents:
Material re visit to Kuwait, February 1976.
Kent visited Kuwait as a Consultant to Kuwait Oil Co. to advise on deep exploration of the Burgan dome.

Oman  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.464  November 1970

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on first page 'Visit to Oman November 1970'. Used for notes and sketches during visit.

'Oman'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.465-B.467  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.465  1970-1977, nd

Contents:
Programme for visit to Oman, November 1970; correspondence 1970, 1972, 1977, nd.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.466  4 February 1971

Contents:
List of Kent's samples from Oman; ms sketches and maps; 'Oman Mountain Geology - Comments by K.W. Glennie...on some aspects raised by Dr Kent'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.467  5 September 1955

Contents:
Miscellaneous background information. Includes 'Low-grade metamorphic tuffs, rhyolites, porphyrites, and marbles from Qarn Sahma Salt Dome, Oman [collected] By F.J. Fitch'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.468

Contents:
BP report 'Structure of Oman' by Kent, February 1971. Retained in original binding.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.469

Contents:
Report 'A reconnaissance of salt plugs in Oman' by Kent, November 1972. Retained in original binding.

OTHER AREAS AND MISCELLANEOUS  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
This material is principally brief ms notes from filofax style notebooks on areas visited for a few days, or in some cases just flown over. Arranged in a chronological sequence.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.470  1937-1958

Contents:
University College Nottingham hardback notebook used from the front for miscellaneous notes c.1940s, and from the back for records of distribution of off-prints on British and African geology from 1941 (Bibliog. 10) to 1958 (Bibliog. 43). Pages at front have been cut from the notebook.
Much loose intercalated material dating from 1937 to 1958.

Hardback notebooks used for notes on visit to Australia and New Zealand  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.471, B.472  1962

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.471

Contents:
New Zealand, February. A little loose material at back of notebook.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.472

Contents:
Australia, February-March. At back is draft by Kent on 'Papua: Visit of Prof S.W. Carey + G.A.V. Stanley to the Purari area'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.473  1962-1963

Contents:
Contents of 'Filofax'-style loose-leaf pocket notebook: ms notes 1962. Arranged alphabetically from 'Alaska' to 'UK'. The entries are in diary form and principally cover the period April - August.
Ms notes on Colombia, 8 April 1963.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.474  1965-1968

Contents:
Ms notes during visit to Trinidad 1965.
Ms notes 1968. Headings include 'Berlin' and 'Germany - Misc'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.475  1968-1971

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'Italy Bulgaria'. Used for notes and sketches during visits to Italy October 1968 and September 1969, and Bulgaria September 1971.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.476  1970-1972

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'S. Germany France'. Used for notes and sketches during visits to Germany September 1970, and France 17-20 April 1972.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.477  1971

Contents:
'Port Moresby - Melbourne - Perth 1971'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.478  21 July 1971

Contents:
Ms notes during visit flight over East Asia, 21 July 1971. Headings include: 'Thailand', 'Burmah', 'India', 'W. Pakistan/Afghanistan'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.479  c.1972-73

Contents:
'Filofax'-style loose-leaf pocket notebook containing notes during visits c.1972-73. Headings include: 'Arctic Inst', 'BOC Perth', 'BP New Zealand' etc. At back is pocket containing miscellaneous memorabilia.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.480  1973

Contents:
Contents of 'Filofax'-style loose-leaf pocket notebook: ms notes 1973. Includes notes on visit to Iran December, Nature Conservancy meeting, 12 September and Natural Environment Research Council business.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.481  March 1973

Contents:
Ms and typescript notes from visit to Thailand and Far East

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.482  1981

Contents:
Stratigraphical columns from Hudbay Oil (Australia) Ltd

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.483  May 1981

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'North Atlantic'. Principally used for notes on symposium on the International Programme of Ocean Drilling, Geological Society, May 1981. Most pages not used.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.484  nd

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on front cover 'Greece'. Used for notes and sketches, nd. Most pages not used.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.485

Contents:
Miscellaneous undated ms notes.

ENERGY ISSUES  [no ref. or date]

General  [no ref. or date]

'Energy and Reserves'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.486-B.489  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into four for ease of reference: press-cuttings, photocopied information etc re energy reserves 1972-74

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.486  1972

Contents:
Typescript drafts of Kent's comments on 'The Limits to Growth' report of the Club of Rome; incomplete copy of Times Higher Educational Supplement, 31 March, featuring 'The Limits to Growth'. Kent's comments are on p.11.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.487  1973(1)

Contents:
Extract from Hansard, House of Lords debate on energy policy and world supplies, 28 February.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.488  1973(2)

Contents:
Includes report from Nature on Royal Society meeting on Energy in the 1980s organised by Kent. See NCUACS 43.5.93/H.69.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.489  1974

'Energy'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.490, B.491  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference: miscellaneous information on energy reserves 1977-80

'Energy'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.490  1977

Contents:
Text of speech by Tom King MP, Opposition spokesman on energy, 5 November. Annotated by Kent 'mostly quite sensible...'

'Energy'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.491  1977-80

Coal  [no ref. or date]

'Underground Coal Gasification + N.C.B. [National Coal Board] general'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.492-B.495  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into four for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.492  1973

Contents:
'Underground Gasification of Coal' by Kent, 5pp typescript, 1973, sent to NCB Mining Department recommending NCB/BP collaboration, November 1973, with brief correspondence arising; press-cuttings.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.493  1977

Contents:
'Coal reserves and resources, with particular reference to those in Britain' by A.M. Clarke, Chief Geologist of NCB, 23pp duplicated typescript draft, 1977.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.494  15 May 1981

Contents:
'A note on the new concept of national reserves...' by A.M. Clarke, 32p duplicated typescript + summary etc, sent to Kent 15 May 1981 with covering letter chiefly re the Flowers Commission on Energy and the Environment.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.495  1982-1984

Contents:
Article on gasification from the New Scientist, 18 February 1982; 'Economically recoverable coal reserves' by A.M. Clarke, 9pp duplicated typescript, November 1983, with covering letter to R.J. Price re conclusions; Letters to The Times by Sir Kingsley Dunham ('Keeping coal for the future') and Kent ('Conserving coal stocks') 22 June and 5 July 1984. See also NCUACS 43.5.93/D.97.

Correspondence and papers re NCB proposal to develop Vale of Belvoir coalfield 1976-82.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.496-B.498  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.496  1976-78

Contents:
Correspondence re NCB proposals, 1976-78.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.497  1974-1982

Contents:
Ms notes on NCB investigations of sites 1974; press-cuttings 1976 and 1982.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.498

Contents:
Stratigraphical columns of shafts in Vale of Belvoir; maps.

'Coal reports'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.499, B.500  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference. Papers re the Coal Study Paper of the Flowers Commission.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.499  1979-1980

Contents:
'Coal reports 1979-1980': copies of submissions to the Commission.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.500  January 1979

Contents:
Chart of 'Measuring performance in the management of national coal resources' drawn by A.M. Clarke; letter from Kent to P.T. Warren, Deputy Executive Secretary of Royal Society, re Royal Society's ad hoc group on the coal study paper, January 1979.

Oil shales  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
In September 1973 Kent wrote to the Institute of Geological Sciences suggesting there was 'a strong case for assessing the available reserves [of oil shales] in U.K. to enable the Government to review policy on this longterm hydrocarbon reserve'. The IGS began a survey of UK oil shales in conjunction with the Department of Energy. Its report was released in 1981.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.501  1947-1973

Contents:
Correspondence re possible IGS investigation of oil shales 1973. Also includes photocopy of minutes of informal meeting on Kimmeridge shale at the Ministry of Supply, London, 6 October 1947.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.502  1974-1981

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re oil shales 1974-75, 1981. Includes typescript notes by Kent 'UK oil shale investigation', 2pp and 'UK oil shales prospects: Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Norfolk: Kimmeridgian shales', 4pp, with extensive ms correction.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.503

Contents:
IGS reports on oil shales in England and Scotland sent to Kent for information

Other energy resources  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.504  1974-1979

Contents:
Press-cuttings on nuclear energy, 1974, 1977-79; 'Social responsibility and the Atom' by Kent, 2pp typescript draft, 10 March 1978, responding to British Council of Churches decision to oppose reprocessing at Windscale.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/B.505  1975

Contents:
'Geothermal'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed: proof copy of 'Geothermal energy. Review of Geothermal energy - Resources, production, stimulation...' by Kent (Bibliog. 96, 1975); material re Italian geothermal energy development.

SECTION C DEEP SEA DRILLING PROJECT  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.1-C.121  [n.d.]

Contents:
The Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) began in August 1968 as an 18 month project drilling off the eastern coast of Florida. The success of this first phase led to 30 and 36 month extensions and widening of the geographical scope. During the period 1968-75 the Project concentrated on making an extensive reconnaissance of the sedimentology of the ocean floor.
The Project had been financed by the US National Science Foundation and operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, for a consortium of universities called the Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES). In 1973 with the end of the reconnaissance drilling in sight it was proposed the DSDP be internationalised and in the autumn of 1975 the UK, France, West Germany, the USSR and Japan joined the Project in the International Phase of Ocean Drilling (IPOD). The lead agency in the UK was the Natural Environment Research Council, of which Kent was Chairman. The IPOD was to drill fewer boreholes but to greater depths than previously feasible.
The IPOD ended in November 1983 after 15 years when its drilling ship the D/V Glomar Challenger required an overhaul. A successor 10 year programme was put forward by JOIDES, the Advanced Ocean Drilling Project (AODP, later just ODP). The UK was involved in the planning stage of AODP and, after some difficulty raising the requisite funds, joined the Project in December 1985.
The DSDP was considered to be a highly successful enterprise. Among its practical results was the discovery of oil in the Gulf of Mexico at a depth of 12,000 feet, and its findings have been used to support the theory of continental drift. In a letter of 31 January 1984 (NCUACS 43.5.93/C.47) J.C. Bowman wrote to Kent describing the project as 'remarkably successful in exploring the geology of the ocean floor, both in terms of the basic knowledge gained and its application in other fields such as mineral and hydrocarbon exploration'.
In addition to his service on the Executive Committee of JOIDES, 1975-81, and on the UK IPOD Coordinating Committee, Kent played an active part in the research. He reviewed the results of Leg 25 of the DSDP, which surveyed the western Indian Ocean, particularly the area around Madagascar and contributed a chapter to Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (Bibliog. 91, 1974).
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/C.1-C.5 ESTABLISHMENT OF IPOD
NCUACS 43.5.93/C.6-C.56 JOIDES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
NCUACS 43.5.93/C.57-C.82 UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE
NCUACS 43.5.93/C.83-C.116 LEG REPORTS, SITE SUMMARIES ETC
NCUACS 43.5.93/C.117-C.121 LEG 25

ESTABLISHMENT OF IPOD  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Kent was very keen that the UK should participate in IPOD. His advice was sought by the JOIDES Planning Committee Working Group on Oceanic Margins while preparing its proposal for IPOD to drill in continental margins to test the plate tectonics theory.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.1  1 June 1969

Contents:
'Global Ocean Research'. Report of a joint working party on the scientific aspects of international ocean research

Papers re JOIDES Planning Committee Working Group on Oceanic Margins, 1973.  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.2  1973

Contents:
Invitation to contribute, 16 March, with note on 'Proposed research programs of IPOD'; copy of Kent's contribution, 2pp typescript, 3 April.

Papers re JOIDES Planning Committee Working Group on Oceanic Margins, 1973.  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.3  1973

Contents:
Working Group papers sent to contributors, 23 April.

Papers re JOIDES Planning Committee Working Group on Oceanic Margins, 1973.  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.4  1973

Contents:
'Draft Scientific Narrative for an International Program of Ocean Drilling', sent to Kent 20 July. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.5  1973

Contents:
'Deep Sea Drilling Project' by Kent, 2pp typescript note sent to W. Reed, Advisory Board for the Research Councils, setting out the technological case for UK involvement in IPOD, 19 April 1973; letter re IPOD from G.V. Wood, 17 May 1973; background information.

JOIDES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Kent was UK delegate on the JOIDES Executive Committee 1975-81. He was succeeded by J.C. Bowman.

Contents:
Correspondence and papers principally re meetings of Executive Committee 1978-84. Also includes papers of JOIDES Planning Committee, Panels and Working Groups, and general documents re DSDP activities. Much of the material is concerned with proposals and planning re the projected AODP.

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.6  1978 June

Contents:
(1)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.7  1978 June

Contents:
(2)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.8  1978 December

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.9  1979 January

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.10  1979 April

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.11  1979 May

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.12  1979 July

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.13  1979 August

Contents:
(1)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.14  1979 August

Contents:
(2)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.15  1979 October

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.16  1979 November

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.17  1979 December

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.18  1980 February

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.19  1980 March

Contents:
(1)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.20  1980 March

Contents:
(2)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.21  1980 July

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.22  1980 August

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.23  1980 September, October

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.24  1980 November

Contents:
(1)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.25  1980 November

Contents:
(2)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.26  1981 March, April

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.27  1981 June

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.28  1981 August

Contents:
(1)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.29  1981 August

Contents:
(2)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.30  1981 November

Contents:
(1)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.31  1981 November

Contents:
(2)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.32  1981 December

Contents:
(1)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.33  1981 December

Contents:
(2)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.34  1982 April

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.35  1982 May

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.36  1982 August

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.37  1982 September

Contents:
(1)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.38  1982 September

Contents:
(2)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.39  1982 September-November

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.40  1983 January, April

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.41  1983 January

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.42  1983 June

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.43  1983 July

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.44  1983 August, September

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.45  1983 September

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.46  1983 November

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.47  1984 January

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.48  1984 February-March

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.49  1984 March-April

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.50  1984 June

Contents:
(1)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.51  1984 June

Contents:
(2)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.52  1984 June-July

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.53  1984 September

Contents:
(1)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.54  1984 September

Contents:
(2)

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.55  1984 October

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.56  1985, nd

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The terms of reference of this Committee were defined in a paper presented to its seventh meeting on 2 December 1983 (NCUACS 43.5.93/C.69) as to coordinate UK policy on the IPOD programme and the JOIDES planning structure, to ensure adequate consultation between scientific and technological interests and between academic, industrial and government organisations participating in IPOD, to secure a proper balance between scientific and technological interests in IPOD, to appoint, or nominate, and brief delegates to JOIDES Committees, and to appoint such sub-Committees as are necessary and to receive reports from them. Kent was Chairman of the Committee for the period 1975-82, being succeeded by M.G. Audley-Charles. He served thereafter as Royal Society representative.
Papers re meetings of Co-ordinating Committee from 1978, including many papers from JOIDES Committees and Panels circulated to the Committee.
The papers 1984-85 chiefly relate to British participation (or non-participation) in the AODP. It includes a paper by Kent on 'Deep Sea Drilling Results - Industrial Applications', presented to a meeting held to discuss UK participation in the ODP on 2 March 1984 (NCUACS 43.5.93/C.70).

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.57  1978-79

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.58  1980 July

Contents:
(1)

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.59  1980 July

Contents:
(2)

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.60  1980 July

Contents:
(3)

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.61  1980 August

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.62  1980 November

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.63  1981 February, May

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.64  1981 November

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.65  1982 April, June

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.66  1982 November

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.67  1983 February, June

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.68  1983 December

Contents:
(1)

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.69  1983 December

Contents:
(2)

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.70  1984 March

Contents:
(1)

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.71  1984 March

Contents:
(2)

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.72  1984 March

Contents:
(3)

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.73  1984 March

Contents:
(4)

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.74  1984 March-August

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.75  1984 November-December

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.76  1985

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.77  1986 January

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.78  1986 February

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.79  1986 March-April

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.80  1986 March

UK IPOD CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.81  1986 May, June

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.82  1976-80

Contents:
'UK Newsletter about IPOD', nos 4-8 (1976-80).

LEG REPORTS, SITE SUMMARIES ETC  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Papers reporting on progress of DSDP investigations carried out from the drill-ships D/V Glomar Challenger 1970-83 and the JOIDES Resolution 1985-86.
The material is presented in chronological order 1970-86. It comprises scientific summaries and operation resumés, press-releases, and site summaries of Legs 13-110 (not a complete sequence) of the DSDP sent to the JOIDES Executive and Planning Committees and to the UK IPOD Coordinating Committee.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.83  1970-1971

Contents:
Legs 13 (Mediterranean Sea, 1970), 15 (Caribbean Sea, 1970-71), 16 and 17 (Pacific Ocean, 1971).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.84  1971-1972

Contents:
Legs 19 (northern Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea, 1971), 20 (Pacific Ocean, 1971), 21 (Coral Sea and Tasman Sea, 1971-72).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.85  1972

Contents:
Legs 22, 1972 (Indian Ocean, 1972), 23 (Arabian Sea and Red Sea, 1972).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.86  1972

Contents:
Legs 24, 26 (Indian Ocean, 1972).
For Leg 25 see NCUACS 43.5.93/C.117-C.121.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.87  1972-1973

Contents:
Legs 27 (eastern Indian Ocean, 1972), 28 (Antarctic, 1972-73).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.88  1976

Contents:
Leg 48 (northern Atlantic Ocean, 1976).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.89  1979

Contents:
Leg 69 (Caribbean Sea, 1979).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.90  1979-1980

Contents:
Legs 70 (southern Pacific Ocean, 1979), 71 (southern Atlantic Ocean, 1980).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.91  1980

Contents:
Legs 72 (northern Atlantic Ocean, 1980), 73 (southern Atlantic Ocean, 1980).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.92  1980

Contents:
Legs 74, 75 (southern Atlantic Ocean, 1980).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.93  1980-1981

Contents:
Legs 76 (northern Atlantic Ocean, 1980), 77 (Gulf of Mexico, 1980-81), 78A (Caribbean Sea, 1981).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.94  1981

Contents:
Legs 79, 81 (northern Atlantic Ocean, 1981).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.95  1981-1982

Contents:
Legs 82 (northern Atlantic Ocean, 1981), 83 (eastern Pacific Ocean, 1981-82).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.96  1982

Contents:
Leg 84 (eastern Pacific Ocean, 1982).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.97  1982

Contents:
Leg 85 (northern Pacific Ocean, 1982).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.98  1982

Contents:
Legs 86 (northern Pacific Ocean, 1982), 87 (Sea of Japan, 1982), 88 (northern Pacific Ocean).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.99  1982

Contents:
Leg 89 (western Pacific Ocean, 1982).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.100  1982-1983

Contents:
Leg 90 (western Pacific Ocean, 1982-83).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.101  1983

Contents:
Leg 91 (southern Pacific Ocean, 1983).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.102  1983

Contents:
Leg 92 (Pacific Ocean, 1983).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.103  1983

Contents:
Leg 93 (northern Atlantic Ocean, 1983).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.104  1983

Contents:
Leg 94 (northern Atlantic Ocean, 1983).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.105  1983

Contents:
Leg 95 (northern Atlantic Ocean, 1983).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.106  1983

Contents:
Leg 96 (northern Atlantic Ocean, 1983).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.107  1985

Contents:
Leg 101 (Gulf of Mexico, 1985).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.108  1985

Contents:
Legs 103 (northern Atlantic Ocean, 1985), 104 (Norwegian Sea, 1985).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.109  1985

Contents:
Leg 105 (Baffin Bay and Labrador Sea, 1985).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.110  1985

Contents:
Leg 106 (Atlantic Ocean, 1985).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.111, C.112  1985-1986

2 folders.

Contents:
Leg 107 (Tyrrhenian Sea, 1985-86).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.113, C.114  1986

2 folders.

Contents:
Leg 108 (Atlantic Ocean, 1986).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.115  1986

Contents:
Leg 109 (Atlantic Ocean, 1986).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.116  1986

Contents:
Leg 110 (Caribbean Sea, 1986).

LEG 25  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Leg 25 of the DSDP surveyed the western Indian Ocean, particularly the area around Madagascar. Kent was asked by JOIDES to review the results and contribute a chapter on 'Leg 25 results in relation to East African coastal stratigraphy' to volume 25 of Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (Bibliog. 91, 1974).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.117  January - May 1973

Contents:
Correspondence re Leg 25 and Kent's contribution, January - May 1973

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.118  June 1973 - January 1974

Contents:
Correspondence re Leg 25 and Kent's chapter, June 1973 - January 1974

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.119

Contents:
Draft of Kent's chapter, 15pp typescript + figures, with ms correction.

'Hole Summaries': summary of scientific results of Leg 25 in two volumes. Retained in original binding.  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.120, C.121  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.120

Contents:
'Book 1'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/C.121

Contents:
'Book 2'.

SECTION D PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.1-D.135  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 43.5.93/D.1-D.97 PUBLICATIONS
NCUACS 43.5.93/D.1-D.80 Drafts
NCUACS 43.5.93/D.81-D.93 Editorial correspondence
NCUACS 43.5.93/D.94-D.97 Letters to The Times
NCUACS 43.5.93/D.98-D.133 LECTURES
NCUACS 43.5.93/D.134 BROADCAST
NCUACS 43.5.93/D.135 REPRINTS

PUBLICATIONS  [no ref. or date]

Drafts  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
A chronological sequence of material relating to publications, or to the intention to publish. Where applicable reference has been made to the Bibliography in the Royal Society memoir of Kent (NCUACS 43.5.93/A.1) in the form Bibliog... .

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.1

Contents:
'Intra Jurassic movements in North Northamptonshire'. Dated '10/36' but not listed in Bibliog.
3pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.2  1934-1936

Contents:
'On the Serengeti plains of Tanganyika'. Not listed in Bibliog., latest bibliographical reference 1936.
This is an account of Kent's journey from Kenya to the Serengeti with the 1934-35 East African Archaeological Expedition (see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.53-A.102).
9pp typescript with ms corrections and additions. It is drafted on the verso of typescript notes of the geology of sites visited by the expedition.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.3  1937-1938

Contents:
'The lower Lias of South Nottinghamshire', Bibliog. 2, 1937.
Letter only.
'A borehole at Foston (Lincolnshire)', Bibliog. 4, 1938.
2pp ms.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.4  1938-1939

Contents:
'Note on a borehole at Kettleby, near Brigg', Bibliog. 8, 1939.
3pp typescript.
'Note on faulting south east of Nottingham'. Dated 27 November 1939 but not listed in Bibliog.
3pp typescript + figure.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.5  1940-1941

Contents:
'Note on the age of the uppermost Kimmeridge Clay of north Lincolnshire', Bibliog. 9, 1940.
3pp typescript.
'A short outline of the stratigraphy of the Lincolnshire Limestone', Bibliog. 11, 1941.
8pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.6  1942

Contents:
'The Pleistocene beds of Kanam and Kanjera, Kavirondo, Kenya'. Bibliog. 14, 1942.
19pp typescript + figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.7  1942

Contents:
'The country round the Kavirondo Gulf of Victoria Nyanza'. Bibliog. 15, 1942.
18pp typescript + references and ms list of plates; 16pp typescript ?earlier draft 'Physiographical features of the Kavirondo Gulf of Lake Victoria, Kenya'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.8  1942

Contents:
'Pleistocene climates in Kenya and Abyssinia', Bibliog. 16, 1942.
5pp typescript, with covering letter from Kent to his Commanding Officer at RAF Medmenham, 19 May 1942, requesting permission for its publication.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.9  1942-1943

Contents:
'Upper Rhaetic beds in North Lincolnshire', Bibliog. 17, 1943.
2pp typescript.
Book review of South African Scenery. A text book of geomorphology by L.C. King (Oliver & Boyd 1942), by Kent, 1943.
3pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.10  1944

Contents:
'The age and tectonic relationships of East African volcanic rocks', Bibliog. 18, 1944.
13pp typescript + table and figure.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.11  1944-1946

Contents:
'Glacially transported Inferior Oolite at Hougham', Bibliog. 21, 1944.
1p typescript.
'Tangential and vertical forces in the Earth's crust'. Dated 14 August 1946 but not listed in Bibliog. Review of the geophysical theories of P. Fourmarier.
2pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.12  1948

Contents:
'The Carr Lane borehole, Hibaldstow', Bibliog. 28, 1948.
3pp duplicated typescript + figure.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.13  1947-1949

Contents:
'A structure contour map of the surface of the buried pre-Premian rocks of England and Wales', Bibliog. 29, 1949.
Draft summary; 3 typescript pages of the draft with ms corrections; comments by N.L. Falcon and L. Richardson 1947.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.14  1953

Contents:
'Shallow borings in the Jurassic rocks near Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire', Bibliog. 35, 1953.
4pp typescript with ms correction + figure.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.15  1954

Contents:
'Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks of the Bagamoyo district'. Not listed in Bibliog., latest reference 1954.
6pp typescript + diary of traverses, lists of samples and palaeontological reports.

'The structural history of South Nottinghamshire'. Dated March 1955 but not published.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.16-D.18  [n.d.]

Contents:
Bears typescript note 'Draft of paper, written 1951 revised 1955, intended for eventual publication' and ms annotation 'Copied to NCB January 1975'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.16

Contents:
11pp typescript + plate.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.17

Contents:
Figures.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.18

Contents:
'1st Draft', 8pp typescript + ms list of figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.19  1963

Contents:
'A Kimmeridge sandstone in North Lincolnshire' (with R.Casey), Bibliog. 48, 1963.
13pp typescript + figure, with covering letters; ?earlier draft, 7pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.20  1964

Contents:
'The basal Lias near Long Bennington'. Dated 18 June 1964 and intended for publication in Transactions of the Lincolnshire Naturalists' Union but not listed in Bibliog.
3pp typescript; letter to Kent from editor, 1 December 1964.

'The transport mechanism in catastrophic rock falls', Bibliog. 51, 1966.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.21, D.22  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.21

Contents:
9pp typescript + references; 7pp typescript earlier draft.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.22

Contents:
Brief editorial correspondence; background information on landslides.

'A review of the correlation of the Lincolnshire Limestone', Bibliog. 56, 1966.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.23, D.24  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.23

Contents:
'Final draft' 16pp typescript + references.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.24  1966

Contents:
Correspondence with L. Richardson and P.C. Sylvester-Bradley re the paper, 1966; 'Third draft', 10pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.25  1967

Contents:
Book review of C.A. Burk, Geology of the Alaska peninsula - island arc and continental margin, (with A.P. Terris). This review was submitted to the Geological Magazine 2 January 1967 but not listed in Bibliog.
3pp typescript; request to review.
Book review of E.G. Poole et al, Geology of the country around Nantwich and Whitchurch. Bibliog. 58, 1967. This review was submitted to the Geological Magazine 20 February 1967.
2pp typescript; brief editorial correspondence and correspondence arising.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.26  1967-1968

Contents:
'Sections through the Great Oolite series near Spital'. Dated 18 May 1967 and intended for publication in Transactions of the Lincolnshire Naturalists' Union but replaced by 'Fossiliferous Dogger in North Lincolnshire', Bibliog. 68, 1968 (see NCUACS 43.5.93/D.31).
1p typescript + references; covering letter.
'A contour map of the pre-Carboniferous surface in the North-East Midlands', Bibliog. 64, 1967.
'1st Draft', 5pp typescript with ms corrections + 'Tentative contour map...'.

'The buried floor of eastern England', Bibliog. 66, 1968.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.27-D.30  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.27

Contents:
12pp typescript + references; 3pp appendix 'The Lower Carboniferous at Grace Dieu, Leicestershire'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.28  2 January 1962

Contents:
'First draft' of 'The buried floor...' dated 2 January 1962', 8p typescript with extensive ms correction; 4pp ms draft of appendix.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.29, D.30

2 folders.

Contents:
Miscellaneous figures found with preceding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.31  1968-1969

Contents:
'The Jurassic-Cretaceous junction at Elsham' (with F.C. Dilley), Bibliog. 67, 1968.
Letter covering galley proofs (not found).
'Fossiliferous Dogger in North Lincolnshire', Bibliog. 68, 1968.
2pp typescript; editorial correspondence.
'Dating of the North Atlantic opening'. Dated 8 July 1969 and probably intended for publication in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society but not listed in Bibliog.
2pp typescript.

'The salt plugs of the Persian Gulf Region', Bibliog. 77, 1970.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.32, D.33  [n.d.]

Contents:
This was a revised and extended version of his Bennett lecture to Leicester University, January 1970 (see NCUACS 43.5.93/D.111).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.32

Contents:
32pp typescript + references.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.33

Contents:
Correspondence with P.C. Sylvester-Bradley, including his Preface to Kent's paper.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.34  1971

Contents:
'Exploring Canada's Arctic islands'. Dated 3 August 1971. Not listed in Bibliog. but annotated 'BP Magazine' and possibly early draft of Bibliog. 79, 1971.
7pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.35  1972

Contents:
'The Mesozoic history of the east coast of Africa', Bibliog. 81, 1972.
4pp typescript; miscellaneous figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.36  1965-1973

Contents:
'The Lias at Old Dalby, Leicestershire', Bibliog. 88, 1973.
5pp typescript + references and captions for figures; background information including note by Kent 'Temporary exposures near Old Dalby, Leicestershire' dated 27 May 1965.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.37  1973

Contents:
'The world's future oil reserves - the problem of discovery'. Dated 1973. Not listed in Bibliog. but intended for publication in 'BP Shield'.
6pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.38  1974

Contents:
'Structural history', Bibliog. 90, 1974. This was chapter 2 of D.H. Rayner and J.E. Hemingway (eds), The geology and mineral resources of Yorkshire.
Comments on Kent's draft from Rayner; references; miscellaneous figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.39  1974

Contents:
'The contribution of industry to knowledge of ocean margins', Bibliog. 94, 1974.
19pp typescript proof + references and captions for figures; brief editorial correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.40  1974-1975

Contents:
'Continental margin of East Africa - region of vertical movements', Bibliog. 95, 1974.
Editorial correspondence only.
'Middle Jurassic nomenclature in eastern England: the "Upper Estuarine beds"', written for Mercian Geologist but annotated 'Not submitted or used', latest bibliographical reference 1975.
2pp typescript + references.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.41  1976

Contents:
'The Madagascar controversy still lives' (with D.H. Tarling), Bibliog. 104, 1976.
4pp typescript + references and figures (titled 'Madagascar controversy still very much alive'); letter from co-author; ms notes; miscellaneous background information.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.42  1976

Contents:
'Hydrocarbons in Cleveland - an early proposal by P.F. Kendall', Bibliog. 108, 1976.
6pp typescript; proof with ms corrections; draft of letter to editor re correction of mistakes in Kendall's original note reproduced in this paper.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.43  1976-1978

Contents:
Request to Kent to write introduction for J. Brooks' book Carbonisation and coalification of sedimentary organic matter, with brief correspondence arising. 1976-78.
'The structure of Mesozoic basins in southern England'. Drafted as Letter to Geological Magazine, April 1977, but not listed in Bibliog.
1p typescript; earlier draft sent to N.L. Falcon for comment.

'The emergent Hormuz salt plugs of southern Iran', Bibliog. 121, 1979. See also B.281.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.44, D.45  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.44

Contents:
Ms drafts of sections of the paper.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.45

Contents:
Brief correspondence; photographs for plates.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.46  1980

Contents:
'Tectonics of the northwest European continental shelf', Bibliog. 122, 1980
8pp typescript.

Eastern England from the Tees to the Wash, Bibliog. 123, 1980.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.47-D.60  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.47-D.50

4 folders.

Contents:
Final draft, 129pp typescript + preface, tables etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.51-D.53

3 folders.

Contents:
Typescript chapters of '2nd Draft'.

Correspondence with Institute of Geological Sciences, contributors and others, 1973-77, 1981.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.54-D.56  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.54  1973-75

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.55  1976

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.56  1977, 1981

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.57

Contents:
Miscellaneous figures, tables etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.58-D.60

3 folders.

Contents:
Photographs. Some used in the volume.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.61  1980

Contents:
Minerals from the Marine Environment, Bibliog. 125, 1980
Editorial correspondence; reviews; miscellaneous ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.62  1980

Contents:
'Subsidence and uplift in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire: a double inversion', Bibliog. 129, 1980
'Penultimate' draft entitled 'Epeirogenic subsidence and inversion in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire', 11pp typescript with extensive ms correction and annotation; editorial correspondence.

'The structural and tectonic environment of Permian and Mesozoic igneous rocks', Bibliog. 133, 1982.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.63, D.64  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.63

Contents:
'Final copy', 13pp typescript + reference; 'Draft II', 11pp typescript with extensive ms correction.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.64  1976-82

Contents:
Editorial correspondence

'The Somali ocean basin and the continental shelf of East Africa', Bibliog. 134, 1982.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.65, D.66  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.65

Contents:
'Final Draft', 14pp typescript with ms corrections.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.66  1977-82

Contents:
Editorial correspondence

'Montague Mattinson Pennell', Bibliog. 136, 1982.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.67-D.71  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.67

Contents:
Proof, 36pp typescript with ms correction.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.68

Contents:
'Copy vetted by BP Legal Dept', 33pp typescript with ms correction and annotation (not all in Kent's hand).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.69, D.70

2 folders.

Contents:
Ms and typescript drafts of parts of the memoir.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.71

Contents:
Correspondence, principally with Pennell's family and colleagues; ms notes and other biographical material.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.72  1983

Contents:
'The origin of North Sea pockmarks'. Written 1983 but not listed in Bibliog.
This arose from a Royal Society Discussion Meeting at which T. Gold's controversial views on the origin of hydrocarbons were considered. See also NCUACS 43.5.93/E.179-E.188.
4pp ms and typescript draft with extensive ms correction; correspondence re pockmarks, including comments on Kent's paper.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.73  1985

Contents:
Preface to Geophysical Logs in British stratigraphy, Bibliog. 140, 1985.
2pp typescript; brief editorial correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.74  1985

Contents:
Foreword to R.C. Cooke and R.C. Nesbit, Target: Hitler's oil, Bibliog. 141, 1985.
2pp typescript and 4pp ms drafts; correspondence from author.

'D.C. Ion'. 1985. Not listed in Bibliog.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.75, D.76  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Kent wrote obituaries of Ion for the British Geologist and Petroleum Review. He also gave the address at the Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving, 11 February 1986.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.75

Contents:
Obituaries by Kent and text of address at Remembrance Service; draft of obituary for the Geological Society by N.L. Falcon (Kent had declined the invitation to write Ion's obituary for the Geological Society and suggested Falcon).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.76

Contents:
Biographical information on Ion

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.77  1980-1986

Contents:
'Leonard Johnston Wills', Bibliog. 142, 1986.
Kent had written the obituary of Wills for Nature in 1980, Bibliog. 124.
3pp typescript; correspondence with publishers and colleagues; obituaries; ms notes on Wills's career.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.78  1987

Contents:
'Island salt plugs in the Middle East and their tectonic implications', Bibliog. 144, 1987. This was published posthumously.
Editorial correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.79, D.80

Contents:
'The place of Infra-Cambrian salt in Middle East tectonics'. Dated c.1986 but not listed in Bibliog. This is related to the preceding and may be a draft towards a planned book.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.79

Contents:
31pp ms and typescript draft with extensive ms correction + abstract, ms captions for figures and acknowledgements.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.80

Contents:
Miscellaneous figures.

Editorial correspondence  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by publisher or journal title.


Editorial correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.81  1980-1984

Contents:
Adam Hilger Ltd. 1980
Invitation to write monograph on the geological structure of the North Sea (declined).
BP Explorer 1984
Paper on UK onshore exploration.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters 1980
Refereeing.

Editorial correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.82  1974-1985

Contents:
Geological Magazine
Kent was an Associate Editor.
Correspondence re Associate Editorship; book reviews for the Geological Magazine.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.83  1980-1986

Contents:
Graham & Trotman Ltd. 1982
Invitation to serve as Senior Adviser to Graham & Trotman on earth science series (declined).
Journal of Petroleum Geology 1980-81
Requests for papers.
Journal of the Geological Society 1985-86
Refereeing.

Mitchell Beazley Publishers Ltd  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.84-D.88  1978-81

Contents:
Kent acted as adviser for the energy section of Atlas of Earth Resources, published by Mitchell Beazley in 1979, commenting on draft chapters as they were sent to him.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.84  1978 March-August

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.85  1978 September

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.86  1978 October

Contents:
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.87  1978 October

Contents:
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.88  1978-79, 1981

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.89  1980

Contents:
Nature
Refereeing; fee for contribution.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.90  1979-1983

Contents:
Open Earth
Book reviews for Open Earth.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.91  1980

Contents:
Oxford University Press
Invitation to write book for OUP (declined).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.92  1979

Contents:
Pergamon Press Ltd
Refereeing.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.93  1965-1978

Contents:
Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 1974, 1978
Refereeing.
World Oil 1965
Invitation to write article on North Sea exploration (declined).

Letters to The Times  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
In addition to the Letters listed below, Kent wrote to The Times in 1968, about the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia (see NCUACS 43.5.93/H.32).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.94  1944-1977

Contents:
'East African glaciers', 26 September 1944.
'Meeting world demands for oil', 28 January 1974.
'Problem of atomic waste disposal', written as Chairman of the NERC, c.1973-77.
'The quality of architecture', written 15 August 1977. No evidence of publication.
'Assessing future oil resources', drafted in reply to Letter of P.R. Odell, 24 October 1977. No evidence of publication.

'Need for law to aid exploration into Britain's mineral resources', 9 January 1980 and 'Minerals exploration', 22 April 1980 (both with K.C. Dunham).  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.95, D.96  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent and Dunham's Letter of 9 January, arguing for Crown ownership of all undiscovered mineral reserves, provoked a lively correspondence in The Times. Following their second Letter Kent and Dunham were invited to speak before the House of Commons All-Party Minerals Group on 23 July.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.95

Contents:
Letters of Kent and Dunham and other Letters published in The Times in response.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.96

Contents:
Correspondence arising, including exchange with T.H.H. Skeet MP re meeting with All-Party group.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.97  1982-1985

Contents:
'Cohabitee', written 23 January 1982. No evidence of publication.
'Keeping coal for the future', 5 July 1984. See also NCUACS 43.5.93/B.495.
Unpublished Letter, January 1985.

LECTURES  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.98  4 February 1952

Contents:
'Problems of Midlands Geology', University College Nottingham, 4 February 1952.
Ms list of ?slides only.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.99  1960-1961

Contents:
'Evaporite Piercement structures in the Northern Richardson mountains' (with W.A.C. Russell). This was published as Bibliog. 46, 1961.
'Lecture copy' 12 January 1960, 11pp typescript with ms annotation + references and figure. See also NCUACS 43.5.93/B.435.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.100  1963-1965

Contents:
'Persian salt plugs', Leicester, November 1963.
Ms list of slides only. See also NCUACS 43.5.93/B.278.
'UK operations', Bristol, 16 January 1964.
Typescript list of slides only.
'North Sea exploration', Fyzabad, Trinidad, 24 March 1965.
Poster only.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.101-D.104

Contents:
'The structure of the concealed Carboniferous rocks of North-eastern England', Presidential address to the Yorkshire Geological Society, York, 11 December 1965. This was published as Bibliog. 52, 1966.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.101

Contents:
27pp typescript + ms introductory remarks and typescript list of slides.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.102, D.103

2 folders.

Contents:
Figures for slides.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.104  1965-1966

Contents:
Correspondence 1965-66; notice of Kent's lecture.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.105  1966-1967

Contents:
'Outline geology of the North Sea basin', Presidential address to the Yorkshire Geological Society, York, 10 December 1966. This was published as Bibliog. 59, 1967.
References, figures and plates; programme; letter re publication, 31 December 1966.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.106  16 January 1967

Contents:
The North Sea, Royal Geographical Society, 16 January 1967.
8pp typescript + list of slides.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.107  1967

Contents:
Invitation to lecture on North Sea exploration to Petroleum Exploration Society of Libya in 1967.

Adrian Visiting Fellowship, Leicester University.  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.108, D.109  [n.d.]

Contents:
In 1968 Kent gave three lectures as Adrian Visiting Fellow. See also NCUACS 43.5.93/F.255-F.264.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.108  17 February

Contents:
'The building of the Zagros mountains', 17 February.
Typescript list of slides with ms annotation; notice of Kent's lecture.
'Tanzania - a study of an epeirogenic region', 11 May. Kent gave this lecture, under the title 'The coastlands of East Africa. A stratigraphical and structural study'.
Typescript lecture notes and list of slides; list of fossils for lecture.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.109  22 November

Contents:
'The search for North Sea gas' by Kent, 22 November.
Typescript lecture notes; ms list of ?slides; notice of Kent's lecture.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.110  1969

Contents:
Lecture on Persian surveys, Sheffield University Students Geological Society, 23 January 1969.
Ms lecture notes; letter re arrangements.
Lecture on the North Sea, Geological Society of Alaska, 2 April 1969.
Typescript introductory remarks; ms list of slides.
Invitation to lecture to Arthur Holmes Society, Durham University in December 1969.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.111  1970

Contents:
Lecture on the North Sea, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 7 January 1970.
Letter re arrangements; typescript list of slides.
'Salt Mountains of the Middle East', 11th Bennett Lecture, Leicester University, 9 January 1970.
Typescript list of slides; ms notes; notice of lecture. See also NCUACS 43.5.93/D.32, NCUACS 43.5.93/D.33.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.112  1970

Contents:
Lecture on East African structures, Cambridge University, 29 January 1970.
Brief correspondence re arrangements only.
Address on opening the new Department of Geology, Keele University, February 1970.
5pp typescript.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.113, D.114

Contents:
'Lincolnshire geology in its regional setting', Presidential address to the Lincolnshire Naturalists' Union, 1970. This was published as Bibliog. 78, 1970.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.113

Contents:
'Final copy', 10pp typescript + references; typescript list of slides.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.114  1969

Contents:
1969 draft of the address, 7pp typescript; typescript list of slides; miscellaneous notes and data.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.115  1969-1970

Contents:
Correspondence re possible lecture to the Geological Society on the North Sea. It was planned to hold this in November or December 1969 but was subsequently postponed to 1970. There is no evidence it was ever delivered.
Kent did participate in a Geological Society meeting which included discussion of the developments in the North Sea in October 1969 (see NCUACS 43.5.93/H.43).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.116  1971

Contents:
'Arctic oil exploration', Nottingham University Geological Society, 14 January 1971.
Typescript list of slides; correspondence re arrangements.
Invitation to lecture on the North Sea to Geological Society of Glasgow in October 1971 or later (declined).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.117  1971

Contents:
'Geotechnical problems in Alaskan oil exploration and production', British Geotechnical Society, London, 8 December 1971.
This presentation was originally scheduled for 22 November.
Correspondence re arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.118  1972

Contents:
'Geological problems in exploration for oil and gas in the North Sea', Luton College of Technology, 1 February 1972. This formed part of the College's short course 'Advances in Geology'.
Ms list of slides; correspondence re arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.119  1972

Contents:
Invitation to lecture to Geographical Association Lincoln Branch, January or March 1972 (declined).
Invitation to speak at University College of Swansea Geological Society Dinner-dance, 16 February 1972 (declined).
Invitation to speak at Institute of Geological Sciences Leeds Office annual dinner, 25 February 1972. This was subsequently cancelled.
Brief correspondence.
'New light on North Sea geology', Petroleum Exploration Society of New York, 18 May 1972.
Correspondence re arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.120  1972

Contents:
Lecture on Arctic islands, 27 September 1972.
Typescript list of ?slides; 'Concessional history' of Canadian Arctic islands'.
Invitation to lecture on Petroleum to Brincliffe Grammar School for Girls, Nottingham, in October, November or December 1972 (declined).
Invitation to lecture to University College of Swansea Geological Society in October or November 1972 (declined).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.121  1973

Contents:
List of 'Dr P.E. Kent lectures: 1973'.
'Plate tectonics problems. Inadequacies and imperfections in the hypothesis', Leicester University Geological Society, 16 January 1973.
Invitation; typescript outline of lecture.
Invitation to speak at Queen Mary College London Geological Society annual dinner, 23 February 1973 (declined).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.122  1973

Contents:
'Geology and geophysics in the search for hydrocarbons', Durham University, 1 June 1973.
Correspondence re arrangements; ms list of ?slides.
'Exploration of continental margins', Wigan and District Geological Society, Wigan, 19 October 1973.
Correspondence re arrangements only.
Lecture to North Notts Mining Engineering Society, Mansfield, c.1973.
Letter re arrangements only.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.123  1974

Contents:
Address to Queen Mary College London [?Geological Society annual dinner], 15 February 1974.
3pp typescript with ms annotation.
Address to Manchester Geological Association annual dinner, 1 March 1974.
2pp ms introductory remarks; letter re arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.124  1974

Contents:
Address to Swinnerton Geological Society, Nottingham, 14 March 1974.
Invitation; 4pp typescript with ms correction and annotation.
Address to Leeds Geological Association centenary dinner, 19 April 1974. Kent spoke to the Association on 'The North Sea and its problems' on 18 April.
3pp typescript; letter re arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.125  1975

Contents:
Royal Institution Evening Discourse, 31 January 1975.
Typescript list of slides; letter arising.
Lecture at Birkbeck College London, 11 February 1975.
Typescript list of slides only.
Invitation to lecture to Cambridge Natural History Society, January or February 1975.
'The modern face of the Geological Society of London', address of welcome at Charles Lyell centenary celebration reception, 2 September 1975.
3pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.126  1976

Contents:
Lecture at Trinity College Dublin, 9 January 1976.
Ms list of slides only.
'Major synchronous events in continental shelves', [?Royal Institution] Evening Discourse, 7 April 1976. This was published as Bibliog. 111, 1976.
4pp typescript; typescript list of slides.
Address on opening of new British Antarctic Survey headquarters by H.M. The Queen, 7 May 1976.
2pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.127  16, 17 and 18 November 1976

Contents:
Mesozoic lectures.
Kent delivered three lectures in this series in Cambridge 16, 17 and 18 November 1976: 'Eastern England and the southern North Sea - a history of blocks and basins', 'The northern North Sea and the western approaches. Model for continental margin development' and 'The problem of aseismic continental margins - the problem of world wide synchronism'.
Ms lists of slides; references; brief correspondence re arrangements and ms itinerary of 'Cambridge week'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.128  1977

Contents:
'Epeirogenic movements on the continental shelf of N.W. Britain', Celebrity lecture of the Geological Society of Glasgow and Edinburgh Geological Society, Glasgow, 5 April 1977.
Correspondence re arrangements.
Lecture on offshore oil exploration, Endeavour Society University College of North Wales, 30 November 1977.
Letter re arrangements only.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.129  1977-1978

Contents:
'Structure of the British continental shelf', Aberdeen Geological Society, 15 February 1978. This was rearranged from 12 October 1977.
Correspondence re arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.130  1979

Contents:
'The British continental shelf', Cumberland Geological Society, Cockermouth, 4 April 1979.
Invitation and letter re arrangements only.
'Applied research in Government science and the relation of science and industry', Luton Technical College, 17 April 1979.
8pp ms.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.131  1981-1982

Contents:
Lecture on the geological background to Middle East oil to Swinnerton Geological Society, Nottingham, 19 January 1981.
Invitation only (accepted).
Lectures on oil and gas to residential course on energy resources for HM Forces, Nottingham University, September 1981.
Invitation only (?accepted).
'Oil exploration in Britain', Sylvester-Bradley Geological Society, Leicester University, 11 March 1982.
Ms ?list of slides; correspondence re arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.132  1983

Contents:
A.K. Wells Memorial Lecture to the Lyell Club, King's College London, 24 February 1983.
Ms list of slides; correspondence re arrangements.
'Deep exploration in the North Sea - scientific achievement and mineral wealth', 2nd L.R. Moore Lecture, Sheffield University, 27 April 1983.
Ms introductory remarks; ms list of slides; correspondence re arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.133  1985

Contents:
'A history and review of UK onshore activity', Annual University Celebrity Lecture, Strathclyde University, 16 May 1985.
Correspondence re arrangements; poster.

BROADCAST  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.134  1965

Contents:
'Comparisons in oil prospecting', broadcast in BBC Home Service 'The Travellers' series, 12 February 1965.
Transcript, retained in original binding; letter and contract from BBC December 1964; cutting of review from the Listener magazine.

REPRINTS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/D.135  1941-82

1 box

Contents:
Published papers 1941-82. Not a complete set.

SECTION E NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.1-E.196  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent served on the Geology and Geophysics Committee (later Institute of Geological Sciences Advisory Committee) of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1968-73. In 1973, following his retirement from BP, he was appointed Chairman of the NERC for four years. Kent continued to serve on the Council of the NERC until September 1980. He sat on a number of NERC committees during his Chairmanship and subsequent period on Council.
The material presented in this section is by no means comprehensive. Both Kent's Chairmanship of the NERC 1973-77 and his service on Council 1977-80 are poorly documented. Of particular interest therefore is Kent's 'daybook' for 1973-74 (NCUACS 43.5.93/E.23-E.35), a folder in which he kept copies of outgoing correspondence and papers. This chiefly, though by no means exclusively, relates to NERC business. The best documented area of NERC activity is Kent's service as adviser on geological and geophysical activities under the auspices of Preparatory Group 'A'.
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/E.1-E.15 GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS COMMITTEE
NCUACS 43.5.93/E.16-E.64 CHAIRMANSHIP AND COUNCIL
NCUACS 43.5.93/E.65-E.188 PREPARATORY GROUP A
NCUACS 43.5.93/E.65-E.90 General, and Visiting Group to IGS/IOS
NCUACS 43.5.93/E.91-E.178 Deep Geology Committee
NCUACS 43.5.93/E.179-E.188 Working Group on Abiogenic gases within the UK crust
NCUACS 43.5.93/E.189-E.196 MISCELLANEOUS

GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS COMMITTEE  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Committee's terms of reference were 'To guide, co-ordinate and keep under review the whole field of research on geology and geophysics, including the geology and geophysics of the sea-floor, to assume responsibility... for the Institute of Geological Sciences, [and] to advise on the award of grants to universities and other bodies, and of fellowships and training grants to post-graduate students, in the earth sciences'.
Kent served on the Committee as BP representative for three years from 1 August 1968 in succession to N.L. Falcon. In 1971 the Committee was restructured into a number of smaller Committees, including the Institute of Geological Sciences Advisory Committee. Kent served on this body for a further three year term.

Contents:
(Later INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES ADVISORY COMMITTEE)

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.1  1968

Contents:
Correspondence re appointment, meetings etc 1968; minutes of tenth meeting 15 October 1968

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.2  1969

Contents:
Papers of discussion meeting on NERC interest in geology and geophysics 20 February, and of eleventh Committee meeting 25 March 1969

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.3  1969

Contents:
General correspondence 1969; minutes of twelfth meeting 4 November 1969

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.4, E.5  10 March 1970

2 folders.

Contents:
Papers of thirteenth meeting

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.6  1970

Contents:
General correspondence 1970; minutes of fourteenth meeting 2 June 1970.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.7  1971

Contents:
General correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.8  1971

Contents:
Correspondence 1971 re Report of Working Party on Geotectonics and Crustal Studies. With 'Revised Interim' draft sent to Kent for comment.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.9, E.10  13 October 1971

Contents:
Papers of first meeting of IGS Advisory Committee

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.11  2 May 1972

Contents:
Papers of second meeting

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.12  May-August 1972

Contents:
Correspondence May-August 1972, chiefly re possible UK participation in the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) (see section C). Kent served on a Working Group to advise on this.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.13  3 August 1972

Contents:
Draft Report of Working Party on Mining and Economic Geology, with Kent's comments 3 August 1972. Kent was a member of the Working Party.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.14  September 1972 - January 1973

Contents:
Correspondence and papers September 1972 - January 1973 re possible UK participation in the DSDP.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.15  11 October 1972

Contents:
Minutes of third meeting

CHAIRMANSHIP AND COUNCIL  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.16  1973-75

Contents:
Correspondence re terms of appointment

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.17-E.20  26 July 1973

4 folders.

Contents:
Papers of Council meeting 26 July 1973. This was the first meeting of Council chaired by Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.21  21-23 September 1973

Contents:
Papers for Annual Week-End Meeting of the NERC, Edinburgh

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.22  September 1973

Contents:
'Research in the Geological Sciences', NERC Publications Series B, no.7, September 1973. Annotated by Kent.

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.23-E.35  1973-1974

Contents:
Contents of Kent's bulky folder so inscribed divided into thirteen for ease of reference.
This folder comprises Kent's own copies of correspondence and papers sent out from his office as Chairman of the NERC 12 September 1973 - 14 October 1974. The material does not cover NERC business exclusively but includes scientific and social correspondence. Subjects range from social invitations to NERC policy on support of research.
A continuing theme in these papers is the NERC response to the Government White Paper Cmnd 5046, which changed the way in which certain areas of research were funded. Certain programmes of applied research were to be funded by the relevant Government Departments with funds transferred from the NERC. This entailed negotiations with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department of the Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries over which projects should be supported by them and how much money should be transferred. Most of the material concerns negotiations over the 'DTI gap', the discrepancy between the sum to be transferred from the NERC to the Department of Trade and Industry (which in 1974 was then divided into three Departments of Energy, Trade and Industry) and the cost of the existing and available applied research programmes.

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.23  1973 September-October

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.24  1973 November

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.25  1973 December - 1974 January

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.26  1974 February

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.27  1974 March (1)

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.28  1974 March (2)

Contents:
Includes typescript note on NERC support for energy research, submitted to the ABRC.

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.29  1974 April

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.30  1974 May

Contents:
Includes letter to Nature responding to article 'European Scientists Disunite' which Kent and co-signatories believed to be 'erroneous and misleading'.

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.31  1974 June

Contents:
Includes 3pp typescript note by Kent 'Mesozoic development of aseismic continental margins, Europe and elsewhere' sent to Royal Society 19 June 1974, and minutes of meeting on funding of the Marine Biological Association activities, 19 June.

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.32  1974 July (1)

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.33  1974 July (2)

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.34  1974 August, September

Contents:
Includes correspondence re offshore research supported by the NERC.

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.35  1974 September, October

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.36  1975

Contents:
Correspondence re criticism of NERC organisation

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.37  1975-77

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence and papers 1975-77. Includes correspondence re completion of term of service as Chairman.

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.38, E.39  24 May 1977

2 folders.

Contents:
Papers of Council meeting

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.40-E.44  1977

5 folders.

Contents:
'Taxonomy in Britain: The Report of the ABRC Review Group on Taxonomy, 1977'. Annotated by Kent. This report was discussed by the NERC at their meeting on 24 November 1977.

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.45  1978-79

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence 1978-79. Includes data on duration of research grants awarded by the NERC.

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.46-E.49  24 May 1979

4 folders.

Contents:
Papers of Council meeting

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.50-E.54  27 March 1980

5 folders.

Contents:
Papers of Council meeting

Papers for ad hoc meeting of Council members to discuss British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientific priorities.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.55, E.56  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.55  March 1980

Contents:
'Report on BAS's [British Antarctic Survey] Antarctic activities & facilities' by P.F.G. Twinn and D.R. Gipps, March 1980. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.56  April 1980

Contents:
Paper on 'BAS's Scientific Programmes'

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.57  1980

Contents:
Correspondence April- June 1980, principally re reorganisation of NERC.

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.58, E.59  14 July 1980

2 folders.

Contents:
Interim reports of NERC Special Topic programmes sent to Council members

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.60, E.61  31 July 1980

2 folders.

Contents:
Papers of Council meeting

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.62  1980

Contents:
Correspondence August-October 1980 re end of Kent's term of office and Council meeting of 25 September 1980. Kent was unable to attend this, due to be his final Council meeting, through illness.

'Chairman's Daybook'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.63, E.64  25 September 1980

2 folders.

Contents:
Papers of Council meeting

PREPARATORY GROUP A  [no ref. or date]

General and Visiting Group to IGS/IOS  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Kent served on the NERC's Preparatory Group 'A' (Earth Sciences) which advised Council on geological and geophysical matters. He was a member of the Visiting Group to the Institute of Geological Sciences (IGS) Continental Shelf Division and the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (IOS) Marine Geophysical Group.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.65-E.70

Contents:
Visiting Group to the IOS Marine Geophysical Group and IGS Continental Shelf Division on 17 and 25 October, 20-21 November and 1 December 1978.
Kent chaired the Group.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.65-E.68

4 folders.

Contents:
Papers for visits.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.69

Contents:
Kent's ms notes on visit of 17 October to IOS, Wormley.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.70  1979

Contents:
Draft report of Visiting Group sent to Kent April 1979. With extensive ms correction and additions by Kent.
The final report was circulated with the papers for the meeting of Preparatory Group 'A' on 17 May (see NCUACS 43.5.93/E.71).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.71-E.73  17 May 1979

3 folders.

Contents:
Papers for meeting of NERC Preparatory Group 'A'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.74  5 December 1979

Contents:
IGS 'Proposal for the continuation of the Mineral Reconnaissance Programme', paper for meeting of Preparatory Group 'A'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.75-E.79  5 February 1980

5 folders.

Contents:
Papers for meeting of Preparatory Group 'A'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.80  May 1980

Contents:
Letter re meeting of Preparatory Group 'A'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.81, E.82  1 July 1980

2 folders

Contents:
Papers for meeting of Preparatory Group 'A'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.83  1 July 1980

Contents:
Papers for joint meeting of Preparatory Groups 'A' and 'D' on marine sedimentology

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.84, E.85  2 February 1981

2 folders.

Contents:
Papers for meeting of Preparatory Group 'A'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.86  5 February 1982

Contents:
Papers for meeting of Preparatory Group 'A', 5 February 1982.
Kent was a Visitor at the meeting reporting on the future of IPOD.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.87, E.88

Contents:
Visiting Group to the IGS Continental Shelf Division, Edinburgh, 23-24 November 1983.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.87  20 January 1984

Contents:
Timetables, annotated by Kent; 'The Continental Shelf Division. A view of the future' by H.R. Tainsch, sent to Kent for comment

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.88

Contents:
Papers for visit. Retained in original folder.

Visiting Group to the IGS Marine Geology Unit, Keyworth, 13 December 1983.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.89, E.90  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.89  8 March 1984

Contents:
Timetables, annotated by Kent; draft report of the Group sent to Kent for comment

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.90

Contents:
Papers for visit. Retained in original folder.

Deep Geology Committee  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
In 1978, following the creation by the Institute of Geological Sciences of a Deep Geology Unit, the NERC established a Deep Geology Programme to coordinate research into Deep Geology carried out by the IGS Unit and a number of universities. The Deep Geology Committee was established in February 1979 to oversee the Programme. Kent served on the Committee from its inception (as the first Chairman 1979-83). The Committee reviewed progress and considered proposals for the research to be carried out under the Programme, and organised meetings. It reported to Preparatory Group 'A'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.91  2 May 1978

Contents:
Notes on IGS/Universities Discussion Group on Deep Geology, 2 May 1978
This was an exploratory meeting called to discuss the future direction of the programme.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.92  23 May 1978

Contents:
Notes on IGS/Universities Discussion Group on Deep Geology, 23 May 1978; ms notes by Kent.
This meeting received detailed proposals for ten projects.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.93  1978

Contents:
List of projects recommended for funding within the Deep Geology Programme, 1 June 1978; notes on IGS/Universities Discussion Group on the Lower Crust (Deep Geology Programme) 15 June 1978

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.94, E.95  30 May 1979

2 folders.

Contents:
Papers for first meeting of Committee

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.96  1979

Contents:
Paper on 'Role of Government geological agencies in mineral resource development', commenting particularly on the role of the French Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, with enclosures, July 1979; 'NERC and the Earth Sciences' by J. Sutton, 4pp typescript, 27 September 1979

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.97-E.99  8 May 1980

3 folders.

Contents:
Papers for second meeting of Committee

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.100  8 May 1980

Contents:
'Deep Geology Project: Availability of U.K. onshore confidential information' by Kent, 1p typescript with ms correction and addition, 8 May 1980, with comments on the draft by members of the IGS. See NCUACS 43.5.93/E.115.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.101  1 July 1980

Contents:
Papers re proposal for deep crustal reflection profiling in British Isles, sent to Kent

Workshop on the Deep Geology of the onshore UK, Leicester, 23-24 September 1980. Kent was unable to attend due to illness.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.102, E.103  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.102

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements, programme, correspondence arising.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.103

Contents:
Abstracts.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.104-E.106  11 November 1980

3 folders.

Contents:
Papers of third meeting of Committee

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.107-E.111  13 January 1981

5 folders.

Contents:
Papers of fourth meeting of Committee, 13 January 1981.
Chiefly research grant applications and proposals arising from the Deep Geology Workshop (NCUACS 43.5.93/E.102, NCUACS 43.5.93/E.103).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.112  1979-1981

Contents:
Report of Deep Geology Committee 1979-1981 for Preparatory Group 'A'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.113, E.114  28 July 1981

2 folders.

Contents:
Papers of fifth meeting of Committee

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.115  9 August 1981

Contents:
'Deep Geology Project: Availability of U.K. onshore confidential information' by Kent, 2pp typescript, 9 August 1981, and 2pp typescript amended version. With covering and related correspondence. See NCUACS 43.5.93/E.100

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.116-E.118  September 1981

3 folders.

Contents:
Sections of Deep Geology Committee Report sent to Kent for corrections September 1981. Principally project reports.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.119-E.122  24 February 1982

4 folders.

Contents:
Papers of sixth meeting of Committee, 24 February 1982.
Chiefly research grant applications and reports.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.123, E.124  28 April 1982

2 folders.

Contents:
Papers of seventh meeting of Committee

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.125-E.130  20 October 1982

6 folders.

Contents:
Papers of eighth meeting of Committee, 20 October 1982.
Chiefly research grant applications.

Second Workshop on the Deep Geology of the onshore UK, Cambridge, 5-6 January 1983. Kent introduced the Workshop.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.131, E.132  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.131

Contents:
Correspondence, list of participants, ms notes for introduction etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.132

Contents:
Programme and abstracts, Report on Workshop.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.132A  1983

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re Deep Fluid Processes seminars.
Three of these meetings were held during 1983: Cambridge, 14 February, and London, 16 May and 19 September. Kent attended the first.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.133-E.138  20 April 1983

6 folders.

Contents:
Papers of ninth meeting of Committee, 20 April 1983.
Chiefly research grant applications.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.139  May-July 1983

Contents:
Correspondence May-July 1983, re Kent's period of service as Chairman.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.140-E.143  12 October 1983

4 folders.

Contents:
Papers of tenth meeting of Committee, 12 October 1983.
Chiefly research grant applications.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.144, E.145  1981-1983

2 folders.

Contents:
Papers of BIRPS [British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate] Advisory Committee meeting, 29 November 1983.
BIRPS was established in 1981 to operate a UK programme of deep seismic reflection profiling. The BIRPS Advisory Committee reported to the Deep Geology Committee with proposals for experimental projects.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.146  1984

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re BIRPS North Sea 1984 Workshop held following the BIRPS Advisory Committee meeting.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.147-E.157  22 March 1984

11 folders.

Contents:
Papers of eleventh meeting of Committee, 22 March 1984.
Chiefly research grant applications.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.158-E.161  2 October 1984

4 folders.

Contents:
Papers of twelfth meeting of Committee, 2 October 1984.
Chiefly research grant applications.

Third Workshop on the Deep Geology of the onshore UK, Durham, 3-4 January 1985.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.162, E.163  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.162

Contents:
Brief correspondence re arrangements, list of participants and papers offered, 1p ms notes on 'Future of BIRPS'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.163

Contents:
Programme and abstracts.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.164-E.166  26 March 1985

3 folders.

Contents:
Papers of thirteenth meeting of Committee

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.167-E.172  10 October 1985

6 folders.

Contents:
Papers of fifteenth meeting of Committee, 10 October 1985.
Chiefly research grant applications.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.173  25 March 1986

Contents:
Papers of BIRPS Advisory Committee meeting

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.174-E.178  20 June 1986

5 folders.

Contents:
Papers of sixteenth meeting of Committee, 20 June 1986.
Chiefly research grant applications.

Working Group on Deep Source Gases within the UK crust  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
This Working Group was established by the Deep Geology Committee at their meeting on 24 February 1982 'to propose a programme of work to investigate occurrences of methane, actual and potential within the UK crust'. Kent was Chairman of the group.
The subject under study arose from the hypothesis of Professor Thomas Gold of Cornell University that throughout geological time carbon gases trapped inside the Earth during its formation gradually seep out through the Earth's surface. The most common of these carbon gases was methane and it was suggested that if the hypothesis were correct this methane could be a valuable source of energy.
Kent's interest in Gold's ideas about the origins of natural gases and oil preceded the formation of the Working Party. In 1980 Gold visited the Energy Technology Support Unit (ETSU) at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, to lecture on 'Primordial methane - energy source for the future?' and discuss his ideas, and Kent had been among those attending.

Papers from visit of Gold to ETSU, 9 April 1980.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.179-E.182  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.179

Contents:
Invitation; programme of visit.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.180, E181

2 folders.

Contents:
Background information provided by ETSU.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.182  April-June 1980

Contents:
Notes on round table meeting with Gold; copy of 'Harwell Bulletin' covering the visit of Gold; correspondence arising

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.183  1982

Contents:
Letter re establishment of Working Group, 1 March 1982; papers for meeting of Working Group, 7 April 1982, annotated by Kent; Kent's ms notes.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.184

Contents:
Draft report of meeting; 'Draft programme to investigate the possibility of economically significant accumulation of deep source hydrocarbons existing in the UK crust', annotated by Kent.

US Department of Energy meeting on Unconventional Deep Source Gas, Morgantown, WV, 3-4 May 1982.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.185, E.186  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.185

Contents:
Unofficial report by A.T. Huntingdon, NERC representative at the meeting.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.186

Contents:
US Department of Energy report of the meeting.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.187  7 October 1982

Contents:
Discussion meeting on Origin of fossil fuels - biogenic vs non-biogenic, London, 7 October 1982. Kent spoke on 'Investigation of Deep Source Gas' as Chairman of the Working Group.
Programme; Kent's notes for his lecture and ms notes on lecture by Gold; brief correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.188  4 December 1984

Contents:
Draft of 'The duplex origin of natural gas and petroleum, and the prognosis for future supplies' by Gold, sent by him to Kent for information 4 December 1984.

MISCELLANEOUS  [no ref. or date]

Working Party on the Law of the Sea.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.189, E.190  [n.d.]

Contents:
This was established by the European Science Foundation to consider the implications of the Law of the Sea negotiations for marine research. It was feared that the terms under consideration might restrict such research. Kent was the NERC representative on the Working Party.
Most of the material concerns the meeting of the Working Party in Paris on 8 February 1978

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.189  December 1977 - February 1978

Contents:
Correspondence and papers, December 1977 - February 1978. Includes 'draft paper of what could be the ESF answer to the American statement on the implications of the conclusions reached by the Conference on the Law of the Sea negotiations upon marine research', heavily annotated by Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.190  8 February

Contents:
Papers of meeting of 8 February, including Kent's ms notes and report; revised draft of ESF paper telexed to Kent 13 February, with Kent's reply suggesting amendments.

'NERC misc - continental shelf survey'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.191, E.192  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.191  1979-1988

Contents:
'Programme of Offshore Studies by IGS for Department of Energy. Proposals for 10 year programme 1979-1988'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.192  January-April 1978

Contents:
Brief correspondence January-April 1978; maps.

Geological Survey of Great Britain Consortium.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.193-E.196  1979 and 1980

Administrative history:
Kent was Chairman of this body.

Contents:
Papers for meetings 1979 and 1980. See also NCUACS 43/5/93/F.145-F.161.

Geological Survey of Great Britain Consortium.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.193-E.195  12 June 1979

3 folders.

Contents:
Sixth meeting

Geological Survey of Great Britain Consortium.  NCUACS 43.5.93/E.196  20 February 1980

Contents:
Seventh meeting

SECTION F SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.1-F.427  [n.d.]

Contents:
The material covers 41 British, overseas and international organisations. The organisations are presented in an alphabetical sequence. While some entries are slight, dealing with membership, invitations to meetings and the like, others are more substantial both in their time-span and in the matters covered.
Among the organisations best documented here are the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Geological Society, the International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature, the Royal Society and the Watt Committee on Energy. For material relating to the British Geological Survey see the entries for the Institute of Geological Sciences and the Institution of Geologists. Also of interest in this section is the material on local geological and natural history societies of which Kent was a member, including the East Midlands and Yorkshire Geological Societies and the Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Trusts for Nature Conservation.
The material is presented as follows:
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS NCUACS 43.5.93/F.1-F.5
ARTHUR HOLMES SOCIETY (DURHAM UNIVERSITY) NCUACS 43.5.93/F.6
BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE NCUACS 43.5.93/F.7, NCUACS 43.5.93/F.8
BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (see INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES)
CANADIAN SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS NCUACS 43.5.93/F.9
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC POLICY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.10-F.21
DAVID DAVIES MEMORIAL INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS NCUACS 43.5.93/F.22, NCUACS 43.5.93/F.23
EAST MIDLANDS GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.24-F.30
FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE NCUACS 43.5.93/F.31-F.68
GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA NCUACS 43.5.93/F.69
GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON NCUACS 43.5.93/F.70-F.137
GEOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION NCUACS 43.5.93/F.138-F.143
HARKER GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY (HULL UNIVERSITY) NCUACS 43.5.93/F.144
INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES/BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.145-F.161
INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM NCUACS 43.5.93/F.162-F.165
INSTITUTION OF GEOLOGISTS NCUACS 43.5.93/F.166-F.183
INTERNATIONAL TRUST FOR ZOOLOGICAL NOMENCLATURE NCUACS 43.5.93/F.184-F.228
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES NCUACS 43.5.93/F.229-F.241
INTER-UNION COMMISSION ON GEODYNAMICS NCUACS 43.5.93/F.242-F.245
IRAN SOCIETY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.246, NCUACS 43.5.93/F.247
LAMONT-DOHERTY GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.248-F.252
LEICESTER LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.253
LEICESTERSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION NCUACS 43.5.93/F.254
LEICESTER UNIVERSITY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.255-F.264
LINCOLNSHIRE NATURALISTS' UNION NCUACS 43.5.93/F.265-F.274
LINCOLNSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION NCUACS 43.5.93/F.275-F.278
MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE NCUACS 43.5.93/F.279-F.311
MANCHESTER MUSEUM NCUACS 43.5.93/F.312
MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION NCUACS 43.5.93/F.313-F.318
NATURE CONSERVANCY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.319-F.323
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION NCUACS 43.5.93/F.324-F.328
OPEN UNIVERSITY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.329, NCUACS 43.5.93/F.330
PALAEONTOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION NCUACS 43.5.93/F.331
PAPUA AND NEW GUINEA SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.332
PETROLEUM EXPLORATION SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN NCUACS 43.5.93/F.333-F.340
ROYAL INSTITUTION NCUACS 43.5.93/F.341-F.344
ROYAL SOCIETY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.345-F.389
ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS NCUACS 43.5.93/F.390
ULSTER MUSEUM NCUACS 43.5.93/F.391
WATT COMMITTEE ON ENERGY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.392-F.410
WORLD CULTURAL COUNCIL NCUACS 43.5.93/F.411-F.417
YORKSHIRE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY NCUACS 43.5.93/F.418-F.427

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS  [no ref.]  1956-84

Contents:
Kent was elected a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) in 1957. In 1976 he was elected an Honorary Member (see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.167) and in 1984 received a certificate marking 25 years membership (NCUACS 43.5.93/A.176). For AAPG conferences attended by Kent see section H.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.1  1956-57

Contents:
Chiefly re membership.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.2  1965-66

Contents:
Includes correspondence re Letter of recognition for AAPG Semi-Centennial celebrations 1966. Kent was asked to secure a Letter from the Queen. In the event a Letter was written by R.W. Marsh MP, Minister of Power.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.3  1967-68

Contents:
Chiefly re papers on evaporites of the North Sea and the Middle East.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.4  1969-71

Contents:
Includes correspondence re refereeing paper.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.5  1972-75, 1979-84

ARTHUR HOLMES SOCIETY (DURHAM UNIVERSITY)  [no ref.]  1975

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.6

Contents:
Election as Honorary Vice President.

BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE  [no ref.]  1943-82

Contents:
Kent became a Life Member of the British Association in 1943. He was Vice-President of Section C (Geology) 1966 and President 1972-73. For British Association meetings attended by Kent see section H.

BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.7  1943, 1971-74. 1973

Contents:
Includes papers of General Committee meeting 24 August

BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.8  1975-77, 1982

CANADIAN SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS  [no ref.]  1979-82

Contents:
Kent was made an Honorary Member of the Society in 1979.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.9  1979-1982

Contents:
Honorary Membership, 1979, 1982; Newsletter for March 1980.

COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC POLICY  [no ref.]  1971-72

Administrative history:
The Council for Scientific Policy (CSP) was established in 1965 'to advise the Secretary of State for Education and Science in the exercise of his responsibilities for the formulation and execution of Government scientific policy'. It was wound up in 1972, its duties being subsumed within those of its successor body, the Advisory Board for the Research Councils (ABRC). Kent was appointed a member of the CSP in 1968 and served this body and the ABRC until 1977.
Kent seems to have returned the majority of the papers he was sent in connection with CSP business (see NCUACS 43.5.93/F.10), and the papers presented here relate solely to the response to the 1972 Green Paper Cmnd 4814 'A Framework for Government Research and Development' and subsequent White Paper Cmnd 5046 (the Rothschild Report). Kent was a member of the CSP's Preparatory Group charged with responding to Cmnd 4814.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.10  1971-1972

Contents:
Lists of CSP 'papers returned...'
Letter to F.S. Dainton from Kent enclosing 2pp typescript draft 'Comments on Cmnd 4814...', 13 December 1971; comments by F.A. Fidler on Cmnd 4814, 4 January 1972; letter to W.K. Reid, of the Department of Education and Science, from Kent, 4 January 1972; 3pp typescript 'Arguments on the Green Paper' by T.L. Cottrell, 15 January 1972.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.11  1972

Contents:
Kent's ms notes on Royal Society meeting with Lord Rothschild, 11 January 1972; 3pp typescript 'Comments by Lord Rothschild, FRS, on statements in letters to the Press about his report, and at his request circulated to Fellows attending meeting on Tuesday 11 January 1972'; 'Memorandum by Lord Rothschild...' intended as 'a definitive presentation of my views on some of the major issues on which my critics appear to me misguided', 20 January 1972.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.12  26 January 1972

Contents:
'A note of evidence taken from Lord Rothschild by the [House of Lords] Select Committee on Science and Technology'

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.13  18 January 1972

Contents:
Note on CSP Preparatory Group (Green Paper) meeting, 18 January 1972, annotated on verso by Kent, and CSP [?draft] response to Cmnd 4814.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.14  2 February 1972

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re cross-examination of Dainton, A.E.Merrison and Kent for the CSP by the Select Committee on Science and Technology, 2 February 1972. Includes copy of minutes of their evidence.

Other submissions on Cmnd 4814.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.15, F.16  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.15

Contents:
Agricultural Research Council; Royal Society.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.16

Contents:
Natural Environment Research Council (2nd draft and final version).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.17-F.19  25 November 1971 - 11 January 1972

3 folders.

Contents:
Photocopies of press-cuttings re Cmnd 4814, 25 November 1971 - 11 January 1972, circulated to CSP Preparatory Group.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.20

Contents:
Miscellaneous later press-cuttings and articles re Cmnd 4814.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.21  December 1972

Contents:
Cmnd 5046, July 1972; Cmnd 5177 'Select Committee on Science and Technology. Government observations on First and Fourth Reports', December 1972, annotated by Kent.

DAVID DAVIES MEMORIAL INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS  [no ref.]  1981-82

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.22, F.23

2 folders.

Contents:
Advice on Institute's study of continental shelf waters around the UK.

EAST MIDLANDS GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY  [no ref.]  1964-83

Administrative history:
Kent joined the Society shortly after it was founded in February 1964. He was a Trustee of the Society's Trust Fund and wrote a number of articles for its journal The Mercian Geologist.
The material includes correspondence and circulars.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.24  1964-67

Contents:
1967 material chiefly re establishment of Trust Fund.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.25  1968

Contents:
Chiefly re Trust Fund.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.26  1969

Contents:
Includes correspondence with J.H. Sykes re 'Barnstone railway cutting project' and meeting on 'The Rhaetic of the East Midlands', 12 December, introduced by Kent at which Sykes lectured on 'Details of the Barnstone section'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.27  1970

Contents:
Includes correspondence re review article by Kent 'Problems of the Rhaetic in the East Midlands' published in The Mercian Geologist (Bibliog. 76, 1970).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.28  1971

Contents:
Chiefly re geological field excursion to Scunthorpe led by Kent, 17 October.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.29  1972-74

Contents:
Includes report on the excursion to Scunthorpe for The Mercian Geologist.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.30  1975, 1978, 1982-83

Contents:
1982 material re geological field excursion to the area south-west of Grantham led by Kent, 18 July.

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE  [no ref.]  1974-78

Contents:
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.31-F.54 English Channel
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.55-F.57 Falkland Islands
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.58-F.68 Rockall

English Channel  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Following unease at French moves in 1974 to begin exploratory drilling in a disputed area of the English Channel, Kent was asked in October 1975 to assist the Foreign and Commonwealth Office during arbitration 'to delimit the course of the continental shelf boundary between the UK and France' as the UK's scientific expert at the Court of Arbitration in Geneva.
The material is principally documents and maps relating to the UK and French claims, including British and French submissions (termed Memorials and Counter-memorials) and Kent's comments on them.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.31  1974 November-December

Contents:
Background correspondence re UK response to possible French drilling. Possibly passed to Kent by R.J.H. Beverton, Secretary of the NERC.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.32  1975 October-December

Contents:
Correspondence re case, including letter asking Kent to assist, and his comments on part of the draft UK Memorial (submission) to the Court of Arbitration on the Hurd Deep Fault zone in the English Channel.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.33-F.37  1975 December

5 folders.

Contents:
Copy of draft UK Memorial prepared following Kent's comments.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.38  1976 January-March

Contents:
Correspondence and papers, chiefly re Hurd Deep.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.39  1976 April-July

Contents:
Correspondence and papers, chiefly re UK Counter-memorial.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.40  1976 August, September

Contents:
Papers re French Counter-memorial.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.41  1976 October, November

Contents:
Re French Counter-memorial.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.42  1976 December (1)

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re UK reply to French Counter-memorial.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.43  1976 December (2)

Contents:
French reply.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.44  1977 January, February

Contents:
Includes 9pp typescript of Kent's 'Oral submission on the geological evidence' and 4pp typescript of 'Oral submission on the geology' annotated 'Second version'.
The Court of Arbitration began its deliberations in January 1977.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.45-F.48  10, 18 and 23 February

4 folders.

Contents:
Verbatim records of Meeting of the Court for 10, 18 and 23 February.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.49  March 1977

Contents:
Kent's ms notes, including short account of his experiences at the Court; letter of thanks from Foreign and Commonwealth Office

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.50-F.54

5 folders

Contents:
Miscellaneous background information: principally maps.

The Falkland Islands  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Kent reviewed [D.H.] Griffiths' report on the structure of the Falkland Islands continental shelf on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in April 1975. The FCO was particularly interested in the hydrocarbon prospects of the area around the Falkland Islands.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.55  March 1975

Contents:
'Geology of the Region around the Falkland Islands' by D.H. Griffiths et al, March 1975. Retained in original binder.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.56  June 1975

Contents:
Correspondence re Griffiths' report, including copy of Kent's review, 3pp typescript

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.57

Contents:
Newspaper cuttings re oil prospects in the region.

Rockall  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
In 1976 Kent was asked to advise on the strength of the UK claim to the Rockall Plateau and supervise the preparation of a report against rival claims from the governments of the Irish Republic and Denmark. The British government was anxious to restate the UK case, that the Plateau was linked to mainland UK by continental crust, without opening the way for a Danish claim on the Rockall Plateau based on the Faroes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.58  1976 May-September

Contents:
Includes FCO request for up-to-date information on the geology of the Rockall area, May.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.59  1976 October-December

Contents:
Includes Kent's 11pp typescript first draft on the 'Boundary between UK and the Irish Republic', and later draft with ms and typescript corrections (not by Kent).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.60  1977 February, March

Contents:
Includes 'Aide-mémoire to Sir Peter Kent on The crustal structure of the NW British continental margin' by D.K. Smythe and R. McQuillin, 9 March. This summarised evidence 'for and against a continental crustal link of the Rockall Plateau to the UK continental shelf NW of Scotland'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.61  1977 May-August

Contents:
Re preparation of final report for Law Officers.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.62  1978 April

Contents:
Correspondence re terminology employed in the report.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.63-F.68

6 folders.

Contents:
Miscellaneous background information.

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA  [no ref.]  1965-71

Contents:
Kent was elected a member of the Geological Society of America in 1966.

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.69  1965-71

Contents:
Re membership.

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON  [no ref.]  1960-86

Contents:
Kent was elected a Fellow in 1938 (see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.131A). He served on Council 1963-66 and was President of the Society 1974-76. He was a member of many committees and groups of the Society, not all of which are represented in the surviving material.
He received the Society's Lyell Fund for 1949 and Bigsby Medal 1953 (NCUACS 43.5.93/A.136) and the Murchison Medal in 1969 (NCUACS 43.5.93/A.143).
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.70-F.76 General correspondence and papers
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.77-F.112 Stratigraphy Committee
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.113 Committee for Sustained Industrial Support
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.114-F.123 Appeals Committee
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.124-F.126 Petroleum Geochemistry Group
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.127-F.137 Geological Society Club

General correspondence and papers  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
These principally date from the period prior to Kent's Presidency of the Society and include very few 'official' papers such as papers for meetings of Council.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.70  1969

Contents:
Includes letter from T.N. George, President, asking whether Kent would accept nomination as his successor, 6 October.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.71  1970

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.72  1971

Contents:
Includes correspondence re 1971 Appeal.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.73  1972

Contents:
Includes correspondence re membership of temporary working group on mineral extraction and the environment.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.74  1973

Contents:
Includes correspondence re Presidency of the Society and biographical material re F.W. Shotton, candidate for the Wollaston Medal.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.75  1974-76

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.76  1978-84

Stratigraphy Committee  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.77-F.87 General
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.88-F.111 Triassic Working Group
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.112 Jurassic Working Group

General  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The Stratigraphy Committee was established in 1968 to replace the Stratigraphical Code Sub-Committee, of which Kent was also a member. It published guides to stratigraphical procedure in 1972 and 1978, both co-authored by Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.77  March 1967

Contents:
Background material. Includes 'Report of the Stratigraphical Code Sub-Committee'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.78-F.87

Contents:
Stratigraphy Committee meetings 1972-74, 1979-85.
Correspondence and papers.
The meetings in early 1972 were chiefly concerned with preparation of the Committee's 'Concise Guide to stratigraphical procedure', (Bibliog. 83, 1972). The committee later published 'A guide to stratigraphical procedure', (Bibliog. 118, 1978).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.78  1972 January

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.79  1972 February

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.80  1972 March-June

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.81  1972 July-September

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.82  1973-74

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.83  1979-80

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.84  1981

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.85  1982

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.86  1983

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.87  1984-85

Triassic Working Group  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Triassic Working Group was established in 1966 by the Geological Society as one of a number of Working Groups to review the stratigraphy of the Phanerozoic rock succession. In 1968 it was placed under the newly established Stratigraphy Committee. In the case of correlation of the Triassic, described by Kent in a letter to M.G. Audley-Charles of 15 November 1966 (NCUACS 43.5.93/F.88) as 'one of the most difficult in British stratigraphy' it was felt necessary to organise up-to-date reappraisals of regional data on the Triassic. The Working Group, chaired by Kent, began work in 1967, holding a symposium on 1 November 1967, the results of which were published in a special issue of the Geological Society's Quarterly Journal. The Working Group then went on consider three phases of the Triassic in the preparation of a correlation chart: the Rhaetic, the Keuper and the Bunter. It finally produced a report, considerably longer than originally envisaged in 1980 (A correlation of Triassic rocks in the British Isles, Bibliog. no. 127).
Correspondence and papers 1966-83.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.88  1966

Contents:
Correspondence re paper on Triassic correlation by M.G. Audley-Charles.
This was the most extensive survey of the subject then attempted and, although somewhat controversial, was a spur to the Working Group's activities.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.89  1967 January-March

Contents:
Re Audley-Charles's paper.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.90  1967 April

Contents:
Re Audley-Charles's paper. Includes comments on the paper following its reading at Geological Society Discussion meeting, 5 April.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.91  1967 May

Contents:
Includes correspondence re possible Trias Symposium.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.92  1967 June

Contents:
Correspondence and papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.93  1967 June-August

Contents:
Trias Symposium.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.94  1967 October-December

Contents:
Chiefly correspondence and papers re Symposium, and re 'Aide-mémoire' by Kent on the Rhaetic.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.95  1968 January-March

Contents:
Chiefly re publication of Symposium proceedings, and Kent's 'Aide-mémoire'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.96  1968 April, May

Contents:
Includes Kent's first 'Progress Report' of the Working Group, 20 May.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.97  1968 June-November

Contents:
Includes 2pp typescript 'Recommendations for lithographical terminology applied to the Rhaetic Beds of Britain' prepared for the Group by Kent, 3 July, and 'Comments on the recommendations...' by P.L. Robinson, 4pp duplicated typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.98  1969 January-June

Contents:
Includes 'General description of stratigraphic units in the Upper Trias of Great Britain', 6pp typescript + figures found with minutes of meeting 29 April.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.99  1969 July-October

Contents:
Correspondence and papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.100  1970 January-June

Contents:
Re meeting 17 February, and questionnaire on 'Keuper' rocks of the British Isles.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.101  1970 July-December

Contents:
Includes 'Progress Report', revised questionnaire on 'Keuper' rocks and typescript summary accounts by Kent of the Rhaetic of the North Midlands, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the North Sea + figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.102  1971 January-June

Contents:
Includes questionnaire on 'Bunter' rocks of the British Isles.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.103  1971 August

Contents:
Chiefly replies to questionnaires on 'Keuper' and 'Bunter' circulated prior to Working Group meeting on 6 October.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.104  1971 October-December

Contents:
Chiefly re meetings 6 October and 1 December.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.105  1972 January-March

Contents:
Chiefly re meetings 2 February and 21 March to consider regional correlation charts.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.106  1972 April-December

Contents:
Correspondence and papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.107  1973

Contents:
Includes 'Progress Report of the Working Party on the Trias' by Kent, 'Presentation on Progress of Triassic Working Group' for Stratigraphical Committee, 5 June, and draft correlation chart.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.108  1974

Contents:
Correspondence and papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.109  1975-76

Contents:
Includes 'Definition of new names for major stratigraphical units' by G. Warrington and his 'Report of visit to Vienna...' for meeting of IUGS sub-commission on Triassic stratigraphy.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.110  1978

Contents:
Re Working Group Report.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.111  1979, 1980, 1983

Contents:
Correspondence and papers

Jurassic Working Group  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
This group was considerably less active than the Triassic Working Group. Kent was a member.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.112  1966, 1973

Contents:
Jurassic Working Group.

Committee for Sustained Industrial Support  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.113  1977

Contents:
Chiefly re compilation of appeal brochure.

Appeals Committee  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Appeals Committee was established in 1981 to raise money for the Society's archives and conservation programme and for the compilation of a Palaeographical Atlas. Kent was Chairman of the Committee. It held its first meeting on 2 December 1981. The Appeal succeeded in raising the £10,000 required for the Atlas but not the further £80,000 for the employment of a conservationist on a permanent basis. In October 1983 the Committee launched an Appeal for funds to support its field-based training scheme for promising honours graduates.

Contents:
The material is chiefly papers for meetings of the Committee, correspondence re potential donors and Appeal letters and replies.

Correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.114  1981

Correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.115  1982 January, February

Correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.116  1982 March

Correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.117  1982 April, June

Correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.118  1982 July

Correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.119  1982 August

Correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.120  1982 September, October

Correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.121  1982 November

Correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.122  1982 December

Correspondence  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.123  1983

Petroleum Geochemistry Group  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
In 1983 the Petroleum Geochemistry Group expanded its scope and widened its membership to become the Petroleum Group. Kent had been a member of the Petroleum Geochemistry Group and was also a member of the new Group, serving on its Committee.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.124  1982

Contents:
Re 1982-83 programme of events. Kent spoke at the Petroleum Geochemistry Group's Discussion Meeting on the Origin of fossil fuels: biogenic vs non biogenic, London, 7 October 1982. See also NCUACS 43.5.93/H.122.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.125  1983

Contents:
Membership of Petroleum Group; 1983-84 programme of events.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.126  1984

Contents:
1984-85 programme of events. Kent spoke on 'UK on-shore exploration - historical review' at the Group's meeting on on-shore UK exploration, London, 16 May 1984. See NCUACS 43.5.93/H.143.

Geological Society Club  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Kent was elected a member in 1960 and served on the Committee 1963-65. He was elected an Honorary Member in 1978.
Chiefly papers for meetings of the Club

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.127  1960-64

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.128  1965-68

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.129  1969-70

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.130  1971-73

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.131  1974, 1976-77

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.132  1978

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.133  1979, 1981

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.134  1982

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.135  1983

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.136  1984

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.137  1985-86

Contents:
Papers

GEOLOGISTS' ASSOCIATION  [no ref.]  1937-85

Contents:
Kent was elected a member in 1935 (life member from 1937). The material is chiefly re membership. There is also correspondence re arrangements for Association field excursions abroad for which there is no other evidence of Kent's participation. The excursion to Kenya in 1983 is documented at NCUACS 43.5.93/H.127-H.129.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.138  1937, 1967

Contents:
Items 1937 are notes of thanks for services during Association field meetings, 1967 material is for Association field trips in east Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.139  1969-70

Contents:
Chiefly correspondence re applications to join Association.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.140  1971-72

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements for Association excursion to Bulgaria, September - October 1971. Also includes 'Oil and Gas production in Bulgaria' by Kent, 6pp typescript, 15 October 1971 + 1p 'Addenda'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.141  1973, 1981

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.142  1983-84

Contents:
Chiefly correspondence re arrangements for Association excursion to Cyprus 24 April - 2 May 1984

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.143  1985, nd

Contents:
Correspondence re proposed excursion to Crete and Santorini, October, and re reunion of participants in 'Long field meeting in Switzerland 6th - 21st September 1947', 2 November.

HARKER GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY (HULL UNIVERSITY)  [no ref.]  1978

Contents:
Kent was Honorary Vice-President of the Society 1978-79. He was guest at the Society Annual Dinner, 1 February 1979.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.144  1978

Contents:
Invitation to act as Honorary Vice-President and correspondence re Annual Dinner.

INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES/BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY  [no ref.]  1972-86

Contents:
The Institute of Geological Sciences was formed in 1965 as an amalgamation of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, the Overseas Geological Surveys and the Geological Museum as a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). In 1984 the Institute was renamed the British Geological Survey and the Geological Museum transferred to the British Museum (Natural History).
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.145, NCUACS 43.5.93/F.146 Institute of Geological Sciences
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.147-F.161 British Geological Survey

Institute of Geological Sciences  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Material relating to Kent's service on the Institute of Geological Sciences Advisory Committee (previously the Geology and Geophysics Committee) of the Natural Environment Research Council 1968-73, and on the NERC Visiting Group to IGS is presented in section E.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.145  1972-73, 1977, 1980-81

Contents:
General correspondence, including correspondence re confidentiality of data.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.146  1982-83

Contents:
Chiefly correspondence re possible reprint of IGS memoir 'The geology and geophysics of coastal Tanzania' by Kent, J.A. Hunt and D.W. Johnstone (Bibliog. 80, 1971), and progress towards publication of the 'Chipping Norton Memoir'.

British Geological Survey  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
In 1984 the proposed reductions in NERC funding of the British Geological Survey for 1984-85, together with withdrawal of funds by individual Government Departments, led to serious concern for the future of the Survey. This concern was heightened by the proposed reorganisation of the NERC in its 1985 Corporate Plan. There was particular opposition to plans to administer the Survey as if it were a university-based NERC directed research institute. It was argued that this was incompatible with the Survey's role as a national body with statutory requirements for the geological mapping of the UK, whose gathering of strategic data available for public use was vital to the full development of British mineral and hydrocarbon resources. It was suggested that the Survey should be given a semi-autonomous status such as that enjoyed by the Ordnance Survey.
In response to calls for an independent review of the British Geological Survey a joint NERC/Advisory Board for the Research Councils study group into geological surveying was established under the Chairmanship of Sir Clifford Butler in October 1985 'To assess the UK needs for geological surveying over the next 5-10 years - its scale, nature and quality - having regard to the longer term prospects for public expenditure'. It received submissions from interested parties and reported in 1986.

Contents:
The correspondence and papers presented here should be consulted in conjunction with those at NCUACS 43.5.93/F.171-F.180 relating to the Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Science, established by the Institution of Geologists in November 1984, and those at NCUACS 43.5.93/F.378-F.381 re the Royal Society's Panel on Geological Surveying, established to liaise with the Butler study group.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.147  1984 May-September

Contents:
Includes letter from Kent to Tam Dalyell MP outlining the funding difficulties of the Survey, 4 September.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.148  1984 October-December

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.149  1985 January

Contents:
Copy of brochure prepared for 'Visit by the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Education and Science to the British Geological Survey, Keyworth on 31 January 1985'. Sent to Kent for information.
The brochure sets out the history of the Survey, its staff and funding, and some of its activities.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.150  1985 January-February

Contents:
Includes letter from Kent to Sir Robin Nicholson, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Cabinet Office, setting out the case for the Survey.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.151  1985 March

Contents:
Includes final draft of 'A consultative document on a strategic plan for the British Geological Survey' by B. Kelk.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.152  1985 April-August

Contents:
Includes correspondence with P.L. Brooke MP, Under-Secretary of State, Department of Education and Science.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.153  1985 June

Contents:
Kent's copy of Support of geophysics in the United Kingdom. A Working Party report (Royal Society, London, 1985).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.154  1985 October-December

Contents:
Includes announcement of establishment of the Butler study group.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.155  1985 December

Contents:
Copy of NERC 'Plan 2000'.
This Plan was formulated in response to criticism that much of Britain remained inadequately mapped geologically and set out a crash programme for the British Geological Survey to resurvey by the end of the century those areas of the UK covered by obsolete geological maps.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.156  1986 January-February

Contents:
Includes correspondence re 'Plan 2000'.

Submissions to the Butler study group.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.157-F.161  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.157  November 1985

Contents:
Kent

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.158  1986

Contents:
B. Kelk, January 1986.
D.A. Gray, January 1986.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.159  1986

Contents:
Geological Information Group, January 1986.
Geological Society, January 1986.
Institution of Geologists, January 1986.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.160  1986

Contents:
Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, February 1986.
S.L. and D.T. Donovan, February 1986.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.161  February 1986

Contents:
NERC

INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM  [no ref.]  1963-85

Contents:
Kent was elected a Fellow in 1963. He served on the Exploration and Production Committee 1965-66. Kent resigned from the Fellowship in 1978.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.162  1963-64

Contents:
Membership, discussion meeting on Athabasca Tar Sands, 27 February 1964.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.163  1965

Contents:
Contributions to summer discussion meeting on Salt Basins.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.164  1968-70

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.165  1972-78, 1985

Contents:
Papers

INSTITUTION OF GEOLOGISTS  [no ref.]  1976-86

Administrative history:
The Institution was founded in 1977 following a campaign by the Association for the Promotion of an Institution of Professional Geologists in the mid-1970s. Kent became a Corporate Member of the Institution at the invitation of the President in November 1979, and was elected a Fellow in 1985. Among Kent's activities on behalf of the Institution were Chairmanship of the Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences, sponsored by the Institution to lobby for the British Geological Survey, and in 1986 Chairmanship of the Joint Institution of Geologists/Geological Society Co-operation Committee, discussing possible merger of the two organisations.

Contents:
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.166 Association for the Promotion of an Institution of Professional Geologists
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.167-F.170 General correspondence and papers
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.171-F.180 Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences (CCGS)
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.181-F.183 East Midlands Group

Association for the Promotion of an Institution of Professional Geologists  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.166  1976-77

Contents:
Re meeting of East Midlands branch, Barnstone, Notts, 10 January 1977. Kent was Guest Speaker at the meeting.

General correspondence and papers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.167  1978-80

Contents:
Includes invitation to join the Institution, August 1979.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.168  1981-84

Contents:
Chiefly re membership.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.169  1985 March, June

Contents:
Item June 1985 is draft of Charter, Bylaws and Rules of the Institution, with copy of a covering letter to Geological Society re possible merger of the two bodies.
The Geological Society had raised the possibility of a merger between the Society and the Institution of Geologists. The Institution's initial reply included the draft Charter of the Institution and a covering letter setting out the Institution's reservations about merging.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.170  1985 November-1986 January

Contents:
Includes notification of Kent's election as Fellow, and invitation to serve as Chairman of the Joint Institution of Geologists/Geological Society Co-operation Committee.

Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences (CCGS)  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
In response to the crisis believed to be facing the British Geological Survey (see NCUACS 43.5.93/F.147-F.161) the Institution of Geologists established a Working Group in November 1984 to organise the geological community's response and argue the case for maintained funding of the earth sciences. It agreed at its first meeting to widen its membership by bringing in representatives from industry and to establish itself as the Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Science Funding for Research in the Geological Sciences. The first Chairman of the Working Group and the Committee was D.C. Ion but on his death in September 1985, Kent was invited to serve on the Committee as Chairman.
The Committee drafted a number of papers 'Geological Sciences in danger', 'Funding for research in the geological sciences' and 'Geology and Wealth: the future?' for circulation and much of the material presented here relates to the preparation and circulation of the drafts and consideration of comments received at meetings of the Committee.
For material relating to the Royal Society's Geological Survey Panel see NCUACS 43.5.93/F.378-F.381.

Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences (CCGS)  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.171  1984 November

Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences (CCGS)  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.172  1985 January -April

Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences (CCGS)  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.173  1985 May, August

Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences (CCGS)  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.174  1985 September, October

Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences (CCGS)  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.175  1985 November

Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences (CCGS)  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.176  1985 December

Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences (CCGS)  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.177  1986 January, February

Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences (CCGS)  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.178  1986 June (1)

Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences (CCGS)  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.179  1986 June (2)

Consultative Committee on British Support for Geological Sciences (CCGS)  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.180  1986 June (3)

East Midlands Group  [no ref. or date]

Note a complete sequence  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.181  [n.d.]

Contents:
Newsletters 1982-85

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.182

Contents:
Membership lists 1983 and 1984

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.183

Contents:
Papers for AGM 1986

INTERNATIONAL TRUST FOR ZOOLOGICAL NOMENCLATURE  [no ref.]  1969-86

Contents:
The International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature was the financial agent of the International Commission for Zoological Nomenclature, founded in 1895 to maintain and develop the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature and to give rulings on particular problems of nomenclature. Kent was a member of the Trust from 1969, serving as Chairman c.1970-84. He served on the Management Committee and its Appeal Subcommittee.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.184  June 1969

Contents:
Correspondence re invitation to Kent to join the Trust, June 1969, with copy of 1947 Certificate of Incorporation.

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.185-F.228  [n.d.]

Contents:
Most of the material relates to fund-raising efforts 1980-84.

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.185  1969, 1971

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.186  1972-74

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.187  1977-78

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.188  1979 January, February

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.189  1979 March

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.190  1979 April-July

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.191  1979 September-December

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.192  1980 January-March

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.193  1980 April-June

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.194  1980 July-December

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.195  1981 January, February

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.196  1981 March-May

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.197  1981 June

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.198  1981 June, July

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.199  1981 August-October

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.200  1981 November, December

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.201  1982 January-March

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.202  1982 March

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.203  1982 April

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.204  1982 May, June

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.205  1982 June

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.206  1982 July

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.207  1982 September, October

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.208  1982 November

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.209  1982 December

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.210  1983 January, February

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.211  1983 February

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.212  1983 March, April

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.213  1983 May

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.214  1983 June

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.215  1983 July-September

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.216  1983 October

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.217  1983 November, December

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.218  1984 January, February

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.219  1984 March

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.220  1984 March, April

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.221  1984 May, June

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.222  1984 June

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.223  1984 July-October

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.224  1985 February-April

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.225  1985 June

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.226  1985 August, October

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.227  1986 March, May

Correspondence and papers re general and committee meetings of the Trust 1969-86.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.228  1986 June

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES (IUGS)  [no ref.]  1981-85

Administrative history:
Kent was a member of the IUGS Endowment Committee 1968-71 and the Advisory Board for Research Development 1982-85.

Contents:
The material is correspondence and papers for meetings of the Advisory Board for Research Development. This body was initially established as the Board of the IUGS Research Development Program in 1982 to 'stimulate, encourage and facilitate international research programs in the geological sciences that will advance fundamental geological knowledge and aid the solution of regional and global resource problems'. The Board was to plan and manage the scientific programme and the fund-raising campaign for the IUGS Research Trust Fund. The Board held its first meeting in January 1982 in Bonn. Its terms of reference were slightly revised, and its official title changed, after this meeting.
In 1972 IUGS and UNESCO launched a joint International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP). Papers re Kent's service on the British National Committee for the IGCP are at NCUACS 43.5.93/F.367-F.377.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.229  1981-82

Contents:
Includes invitation to serve, 17 August 1981, and correspondence re first meeting.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.230  1982 January

Contents:
Papers for first Board meeting, Bonn, 29-30 January. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.231  1982 January-August

Contents:
Minutes of first meeting; correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.232-F.235  1983 January

4 folders.

Contents:
Papers for third Board meeting, Paris, 20 January.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.236  1983 January, February

Contents:
Kent's ms notes on proceedings and report for British National Committee for Geology; correspondence arising from the meeting.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.237  1983 March-November

Contents:
Correspondence, chiefly re membership of Board.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.238  1984 February

Contents:
Papers for fifth Board meeting, Orleans, 4-5 February. Retained in original binding.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.239  1984 July

Contents:
Correspondence. Includes 'Report of the IUGS Advisory Board for Research Development to the IUGS Council'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.240  1985 February

Contents:
Papers for Board meeting, Paris, 5-6 February. Retained in original binding.
Kent was unable to attend.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.241  1985 February-May

Contents:
Minutes of Board meeting; correspondence re meeting and re Kent's resignation from the Board in April.

INTER-UNION COMMISSION ON GEODYNAMICS  [no ref.]  1971-74

Contents:
Kent was a member of Working Group 7 ('Epeirogenic movements of regional extent') of the Commission from 1971. He served as a member of the British National Committee for Geodynamics.

INTER-UNION COMMISSION ON GEODYNAMICS  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.242  1971

Contents:
Invitation to serve and correspondence arising.

INTER-UNION COMMISSION ON GEODYNAMICS  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.243  1972

INTER-UNION COMMISSION ON GEODYNAMICS  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.244  1973

Contents:
Papers re proposal to establish an international oceanic tide gauge network.

INTER-UNION COMMISSION ON GEODYNAMICS  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.245  1974

IRAN SOCIETY  [no ref.]  1970-85

Contents:
Kent became a life member in 1970.

IRAN SOCIETY  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.246  1970, 1971

Contents:
Membership, meetings.

IRAN SOCIETY  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.247  1983-85

Contents:
Meetings.

LAMONT-DOHERTY GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY  [no ref.]  1979-86

Contents:
Kent joined the Advisory Council of Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, New York, in 1979. He served two three-year terms.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.248  1979, 1980

Contents:
Invitation to serve on the Council, 12 July; correspondence arising and re meeting 25 October 1980.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.249  1981, 1982

Contents:
General correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.250  1983 March-September

Contents:
Includes correspondence re arrangements for meeting 14 October 1983.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.251  1983 October-December

Contents:
Papers for meeting; correspondence arising.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.252  1984, 1986. 1984

Contents:
Chiefly correspondence re and papers for meeting 1 June

LEICESTER LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY  [no ref.]  1974-76

Contents:
Kent joined the Society in 1974.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.253

Contents:
Membership and meetings.

LEICESTERSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION  [no ref.]  1980

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.254

Contents:
Appeal to BP for funds to purchase Tilton Railway Cutting.

LEICESTER UNIVERSITY  [no ref.]  1967-78

Administrative history:
In 1967 Kent was awarded one of the first Adrian Visiting Fellowships of the University. These were established for 'distinguished men or women from industry or the public services or the arts who are willing, during the period of their association with the University, to provide general advice in their field of interest, or assist as consultants with specific research projects'.
Kent advised on aspects of geological research at the University and gave a number of lectures: 'Structural evolution of the Zagros Mountains of Iran', 16 February 1968 (NCUACS 43.5.93/D.108); 'The coastlands of East Africa. A stratigraphical and structural study', 10 May 1968 (NCUACS 43.5.93/D.108); 'The search for North Sea gas (NCUACS 43.5.93/D.109)', 22 November 1968; 'Salt mountains of the Middle East', 9 January 1970 (NCUACS 43.5.93/D.111).
In 1972 Kent was awarded an Honorary D.Sc. by Leicester University (NCUACS 43.5.93/A.153).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.255  1967 April-June

Contents:
Chiefly re award of Fellowship.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.256  1967 October-December

Contents:
Includes correspondence re 1968 lectures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.257  1968 January-May

Contents:
Includes material re Geology Department's East African Rift Valley project.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.258  1968 June-December

Contents:
Includes 3pp typescript note by Kent on 'The university examination system', drafted for the Vice-Chancellor, 24 June.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.259  1969

Contents:
Includes draft 'Proposals for the establishment of a planetary and space science centre in the University of Leicester', 9 October.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.260  1970 January, February

Contents:
Includes final version of proposals for the establishment of a space science centre at Leicester.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.261  1970 March, April

Contents:
Includes copies of Geology Department's research proposals to NERC; proposal for establishment of Honours degree Geology with geophysics by M.A. Khan, and comments thereon, including Kent's, April.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.262  1970 May-December

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.263  1971-73

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.264  1978

Contents:
Retirement and death of Professor P.C. Sylvester-Bradley.

LINCOLNSHIRE NATURALISTS' UNION  [no ref.]  1938-86

Contents:
Kent joined the Lincolnshire Naturalists' Union in 1938. He served a number of terms as President of the Geological Section and of the Union. Kent wrote a number of articles for the Union's Transactions and delivered the 1970 Presidential address 'Lincolnshire geology in its regional setting' (see NCUACS 43.5.93/D.113, NCUACS 43.5.93/D.114).

LINCOLNSHIRE NATURALISTS' UNION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.265  1938, 1946, 1949

Contents:
Includes invitation to serve as President 1950-51.

LINCOLNSHIRE NATURALISTS' UNION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.266  1964

Contents:
Chiefly re field excursion to Lincolnshire Wolds, 27 June. Kent was a leader of the excursion.

LINCOLNSHIRE NATURALISTS' UNION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.267  1965-66

Contents:
Includes invitation to serve as President 1967-68 (declined).

LINCOLNSHIRE NATURALISTS' UNION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.268  1967-68

Contents:
Includes invitations to serve as President of the Geology Section 1967 and President of the Union 1969-70 (both accepted), and papers for meetings.

LINCOLNSHIRE NATURALISTS' UNION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.269  1969 January-May

Contents:
Chiefly re meetings.

LINCOLNSHIRE NATURALISTS' UNION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.270  1969 July-October

Contents:
Chiefly re meetings.

LINCOLNSHIRE NATURALISTS' UNION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.271  1970 January-April

Contents:
Chiefly re meetings and Kent's Presidential address.

LINCOLNSHIRE NATURALISTS' UNION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.272  1970 June-December

Contents:
Includes material re field excursion to Colsterworth, 13 June. Kent was a leader of the excursion.

LINCOLNSHIRE NATURALISTS' UNION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.273  1971-75

LINCOLNSHIRE NATURALISTS' UNION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.274  1978, 1981-86

Contents:
Chiefly re meetings and Kent's service as President of the Geological Section.

LINCOLNSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION  [no ref.]  1964-86

Contents:
The Trust was founded in 1948, as the Lincolnshire Naturalists' Trust, to work for the conservation of Lincolnshire's remaining wild areas. The material is chiefly re meetings.

LINCOLNSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.275  1964-65, 1968

LINCOLNSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.276  1970-72

LINCOLNSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.277  1973-76

LINCOLNSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.278  1980-86

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  [no ref.]  1977-86

Administrative history:
The MacRobert Award was administered by the Council of Engineering Institutions (later the Fellowship of Engineering) as the premier engineering award in the UK. The award, of a gold medal and prize of £25,000, was made annually on behalf of the MacRobert Trusts in recognition of outstanding contributions to engineering or technology or in the practical application of the physical sciences which contributed to the national prestige and prosperity. Kent served as a Royal Society representative on the Evaluation Committee from 1975.
Kent himself was awarded the MacRobert Award in 1970, jointly with H.R. Warman and A.N. Thomas, for surveying techniques pioneered on the Alaskan North Slope oilfields (see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.144-A.150).

Contents:
The material is papers for meetings of the Committee, including submissions for the Award, press-releases

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.279  1977

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.280  1978 (1)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.281  1978 (2)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.282  1978 (3)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.283  1979, 1980 (1)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.284  1980 (2)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.285  1980 (3)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.286  1981 (1)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.287  1981 (2)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.288  1981 (3)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.289  1981 (4)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.290  1982 (1)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.291  1982 (2)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.292  1982 (3)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.293  1982 (4)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.294  1982 (5)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.295  1982 (6)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.296  1983 (1)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.297  1983 (2)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.298  1983 (3)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.299  1983 (4)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.300  1983 (5)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.301  1983 (6)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.302  1984

Contents:
(1)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.303  1984

Contents:
(2)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.304  1985

Contents:
(1)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.305  1985

Contents:
(2)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.306  1985

Contents:
(3)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.307  1985

Contents:
(4)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.308  1985

Contents:
(5)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.309  1985

Contents:
(6)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.310  1986

Contents:
(1)

MACROBERT AWARD EVALUATION COMMITTEE  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.311  1986

Contents:
(2)

MANCHESTER MUSEUM  [no ref.]  1983

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.312

Contents:
Exchange re financial crisis at the Museum and its implications for the geological collections.

MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM  [no ref.]  1978-85

Contents:
Kent was a member of Council of the Marine Biological Association 1978-81.

Chiefly correspondence re arrangements and papers for meetings of Council 1978-81.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.313-F.317  [n.d.]

Chiefly correspondence re arrangements and papers for meetings of Council 1978-81.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.313  1978-79

Chiefly correspondence re arrangements and papers for meetings of Council 1978-81.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.314  1980

Chiefly correspondence re arrangements and papers for meetings of Council 1978-81.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.315  1981 January

Chiefly correspondence re arrangements and papers for meetings of Council 1978-81.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.316  1981 February-June

Chiefly correspondence re arrangements and papers for meetings of Council 1978-81.  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.317  1981 October

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.318  1983-85

Contents:
Miscellaneous later material re functions held by the Association

NATURE CONSERVANCY  [no ref.]  1968-73

Contents:
The material is chiefly re the Nature Conservancy's review of its existing geological Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) to ensure all localities of appropriate scientific interest were being protected. Kent advised on phases three and four of the review: Jurassic and Permo-Triassic sites.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.319  1969

Contents:
Papers for meeting re Jurassic SSSIs, London, 7 February.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.320  1972 February, March

Contents:
Papers for meetings re Permo-Triassic SSSIs, Leeds and London, February.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.321  1972 July-September

Contents:
Correspondence with Nature Conservancy re possible conservation of Jurassic Ironstone quarries to be abandoned by British Steel Corporation.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.322, F.323  1968-73

Contents:
Nature Conservancy Geological Section circulars 1-8 (lacks number 6)

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION  [no ref.]  1982-85

Contents:
Kent served as President from 1984.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.324  1982

Contents:
Includes April and September Newsletters.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.325  1983

Contents:
Includes correspondence re proposed nature and archaeology trial on BP land at Eakring. This was completed after Kent's death (see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.187).

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.326  1984 February-April

Contents:
Appeal to BP; presidency of the Trust.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.327  1984 May-November

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TRUST FOR NATURE CONSERVATION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.328  1985

OPEN UNIVERSITY  [no ref.]  1970-85

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.329  1970, 1971, 1973

Contents:
Correspondence re Open University (OU) proposal for co-operative teaching project, 1970; advice on BBC programmes for OU's Earth Resources course, 1971; participation in BBC OU television programme 'Resource conflicts', broadcast 2 and 5 February 1973.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.330  1978-79, 1985

Contents:
Chiefly correspondence re possible BP funding for second OU Chair in Earth Sciences.

PALAEONTOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION  [no ref.]  1963-78

Administrative history:
Kent resigned from the Palaeontological Association in 1978.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.331  1963-1978

Contents:
Circulars 1963, 1972, 1976; brief correspondence re resignation 1978.

PAPUA AND NEW GUINEA SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY  [no ref.]  1957

Administrative history:
Kent was a member of Council of the Society during his period working for BP in Papua New Guinea.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.332

Contents:
Letter acknowledging resignation.

PETROLEUM EXPLORATION SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN  [no ref.]  1965-86

Administrative history:
Kent was a founder member of the Society in 1965, and served as Chairman 1966. He became an Honorary Member in 1970.

PETROLEUM EXPLORATION SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.333  1965

Contents:
Papers re formation of the Society, and summer field trip to north-east England, 16-18 September. Kent was leader on the last day.

PETROLEUM EXPLORATION SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.334  1966-67

Contents:
Chiefly re meetings.

PETROLEUM EXPLORATION SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.335  1968-71

PETROLEUM EXPLORATION SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.336  1972

Contents:
Chiefly re symposium on North Sea exploration to be organised by the Society.

PETROLEUM EXPLORATION SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.337  1973-74, 1978-79

Contents:
Includes 1979 membership directory.

PETROLEUM EXPLORATION SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.338  1981-84

Contents:
Chiefly Newsletters.

PETROLEUM EXPLORATION SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.339  1985

Contents:
Newsletters.

PETROLEUM EXPLORATION SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.340  1986

Contents:
Newsletters.

ROYAL INSTITUTION  [no ref.]  1971-86

Administrative history:
Kent was elected a member of the Royal Institution in 1971. He was appointed a Manager of the Royal Institution and Chairman of the Davy Faraday Laboratory Committee 1977-80. He was a Vice-President 1979-80. In 1980 he was asked to serve as the Royal Institution's representative on the Watt Committee on Energy (see NCUACS 43.5.93/F.392-F.410).

ROYAL INSTITUTION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.341  1971, 1975-76

Contents:
Chiefly re membership.

ROYAL INSTITUTION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.342  1977

Contents:
Chiefly re Davy Faraday Laboratory Committee.

ROYAL INSTITUTION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.343  1978

Contents:
Laboratory Committee.

ROYAL INSTITUTION  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.344  1979-86

ROYAL SOCIETY  [no ref.]  1968-86

Contents:
Kent was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1966 (see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.138-A.142). In 1971 he was awarded the Society's Royal Medal (NCUACS 43.5.93/A.151, NCUACS 43.5.93/A.152). Kent served on Council 1967-69 and on many committees of the Society.
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.345-F.350 General and miscellaneous
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.351-F.355 Elections, grant applications and awards
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.356 British National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.357 British National Committee for Geodynamics
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.358-F.363 British National Committee for Geology
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.364-F.366 British National Committee for ICSU
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.367-F.377 British National Committee for IGCP
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.378-F.381 Geological Survey Panel
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.382-F.385 Ordnance Survey Committee
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.386-F.389 Soirée Committee

General and miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Includes circulars, correspondence re possible discussion meetings

General and miscellaneous  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.345  1972, 1973

General and miscellaneous  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.346  1977-79

General and miscellaneous  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.347  1980

Contents:
Chiefly re proposed discussion meeting on 'Geochemical reactions' (later modified to 'Geochemistry of burial diagenesis').

General and miscellaneous  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.348  1981, 1982

General and miscellaneous  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.349  1983, 1984

Contents:
Includes correspondence re possible Royal Society support for Yorkshire Museum dinosaurs exhibition 1983, 1984.

General and miscellaneous  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.350  1985, 1986

Elections, grant applications and awards  [no ref. or date]

Elections, grant applications and awards  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.351  1968, 1972-73

Elections, grant applications and awards  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.352  1974, 1978

Elections, grant applications and awards  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.353  1979-80

Elections, grant applications and awards  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.354  1980-81

Elections, grant applications and awards  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.355  1982-85

British National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Kent was a member of this Committee 1968-78. He served on the Seismology Subcommittee.

British National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.356  1973, 1978, 1980

British National Committee for Geodynamics  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Kent was a member of this Committee 1971-80. It was dissolved after the completion of the International Geodynamics Project in 1979.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.357  1973, 1980

Contents:
Letter 1980 re disbanding of Committee.

British National Committee for Geology  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Kent was a member of this Committee 1968-72 and 1976-82. During his second period of service he chaired the Committee.

Contents:
Chiefly correspondence re and papers of Committee meetings.

British National Committee for Geology  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.358  1973, 1977-78

British National Committee for Geology  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.359  1979 (1)

British National Committee for Geology  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.360  1979 (2)

British National Committee for Geology  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.361  1980 (1)

British National Committee for Geology  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.362  1980

Contents:
(2)

British National Committee for Geology  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.363  1981-82, 1985

British National Committee for ICSU  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Kent was a member of the British National Committee for ICSU (International Council of Scientific Unions) as Chairman of the British National Committee for Geology.

Contents:
Chiefly papers for Committee meetings.

British National Committee for ICSU  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.364  1979

Contents:
(1)

British National Committee for ICSU  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.365  1979

Contents:
(2)

British National Committee for ICSU  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.366  1980-81

British National Committee for IGCP  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The IGCP (International Geological Correlation Programme) was launched by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) (see NCUACS 43.5.93/F.229-F.241) in 1972. The chief function of the Committee was to allocate travel and other grants for projects carried out under the auspices of the Programme.

Contents:
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.367, F.368 Committee papers
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.369-F.372 Grant Allocations Panel
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.373-F.377 Printed material

Committee papers  [no ref. or date]

Committee papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.367  1975, 1981

Contents:
(1)

Committee papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.368  1981

Contents:
(2)

Grant Allocations Panel  [no ref. or date]

Grant Allocations Panel  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.369  1979

Contents:
(1)

Grant Allocations Panel  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.370  1979

Contents:
(2)

Grant Allocations Panel  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.371  1980-81

Grant Allocations Panel  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.372  1981

Printed material  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.373-F.375  1973-1983

3 folders.

Contents:
'Geological correlation', Newsletter of the IGCP. Volumes 1-5 (1973-77) and 11 (1983).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.376, F.377  1976, 1980, 1981, 1983

2 folders.

Contents:
Annual reports of UK contribution to the IGCP

Geological Survey Panel  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
This was established in 1985 to liaise with the ABRC/NERC study group into geological surveying chaired by Sir Clifford Butler (see NCUACS 43.5.93/F.147-F.161 and NCUACS 43.5.93/F.171-F.180). Kent served on the Panel, which was chaired by J. Sutton.

Geological Survey Panel  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.378  1985 December

Contents:
Letter re establishment of Panel; papers of first meeting, 19 December.

Geological Survey Panel  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.379  1986 January

Contents:
Papers of second meeting, 8 January.

Geological Survey Panel  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.380  1986 March

Contents:
Papers of meeting with Butler study group, 21 March. includes ms notes by Kent.

Geological Survey Panel  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.381  1986 April-July

Contents:
Includes copy of the British Geological Survey's 'Plan 2000' and Kent's comments thereon.

Ordinance Survey Committee  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Kent was Vice-Chairman of this Committee from 1977 until its reorganisation in 1981 as the Ordnance Survey Scientific Committee. In 1978 he chaired and ad hoc subcommittee established to compile the Royal Society submission to the Department of the Environment's Ordnance Survey Review (Serpell) Committee (NCUACS 43.5.93/F.382).

Ordnance Survey Committee  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.382  1978 July

Contents:
Copy of Royal Society submission to Serpell Committee, with related correspondence.

Ordnance Survey Committee  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.383  1978 November

Contents:
Papers re Ordnance Survey digital mapping programme.

Ordnance Survey Committee  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.384  1979

Contents:
Report on Royal Society oral evidence to Serpell Committee 7 February; papers for Committee meeting, 20 November.

Ordnance Survey Committee  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.385  1980, 1981

Contents:
Papers re digital mapping; papers for Committee meeting 9 December 1980; letter of thanks for service, 30 March 1981.

Soirée Committee  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Kent was a member of this Committee for the period covered by the papers.

Soirée Committee  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.386  1978-80

Soirée Committee  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.387  1981 (1)

Soirée Committee  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.388  1981 (2)

Soirée Committee  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.389  1981 (3)

ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS  [no ref.]  1970, 1981

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.390  1970 and 1981

Contents:
Invitations to be nominated for election to the Fellowship 1970 and 1981

ULSTER MUSEUM  [no ref.]  1983

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.391

Contents:
Correspondence re funding from industry for purchase of dinosaur skeleton.

WATT COMMITTEE ON ENERGY  [no ref.]  1980-86

Contents:
The Watt Committee on Energy was formed 'to promote and assist research and development and other scientific or technical work concerning all aspects of Energy and to disseminate knowledge generally concerning Energy for the benefit of the public at large'. It held its first meeting in April 1976. A historical account of the Committee is to be found at NCUACS 43.5.93/F.392.
Kent was appointed to the Watt Committee's Board and Executive as a representative of the Royal Institution in 1980, initially for a one year term. He was then asked to serve on the Watt Committee's Standing Committee on Finance and Business Planning, extending his period of membership.
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.392-F.405 AGMs, Board and Executive meetings
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.406-F.409 Consultative Council
NCUACS 43.5.93/F.410 Standing Committee on Finance and Business Planning

AGMS, Board and Executive meetings  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Although Kent only served one year on the Board and Executive, he continued to receive papers for meetings as a member of the Standing Committee.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.392  1980-1981

Contents:
Invitation to serve, 14 March 1980, and related correspondence re service, 1981; copy of 'The growth of an idea (an intimate history of the Watt Committee on Energy)' by J.H. Chesters, the 1980 Wilson Campbell Memorial Lecture.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.393-F.405

Contents:
Papers for AGMs and meetings of the Board and Executive of the Watt committee, with related correspondence.

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.393  1980 March-May

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.394  1980 June

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.395  1980 July-December

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.396  1981 January-February

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.397  1981 March-May

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.398  1981 June-November

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.399  1982 January-May

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.400  1982 June, July

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.401  1982 September-December

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.402  1983 February-May

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.403  1983 June, July

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.404  1984-85

Papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.405  1986

Consultative Council  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Executive of the Watt Committee appointed Working Groups to undertake research projects for the Committee. Their work was presented in papers delivered to twice-yearly meetings of the Consultative Council of the Committee, comprising two representatives from each member institution. The results were published as Watt Committee Reports.
The papers comprise notices, agenda, synopses of presentations, lists of participants etc for meetings of the Consultative Council. Kent attended a number of these and some of the papers bear his notes and annotations.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.406  1980-1981

Contents:
Eighth meeting on surprise scenarios and energy policies for transport, 19 June 1980; ninth meeting on assessment of energy resources, 2 December 1980; tenth meeting on the European energy scene, 21 May 1981.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.407  1981-1983

Contents:
Eleventh meeting on energy and electronics, 3 December 1981; twelfth meeting on energy for survival: the energy efficient society, 9 June 1982; thirteenth meeting on nuclear energy - a professional assessment, 2 December 1982; fourteenth meeting on conversion to coal: industry, commerce and the home, 7 June 1983.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.408  1983-1985

Contents:
Fifteenth meeting on acid rain, 1 December 1983; sixteenth meeting on small-scale hydro-power, 5 June 1984; seventeenth meeting on the energy industry: the challenge of waste disposal, 11 June 1985.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.409  4 December 1985

Contents:
Eighteenth meeting on passive solar design in buildings - realising the opportunities, 23 October 1985; nineteenth meeting on air pollution, acid rain and the environment, 4 December 1985.

Standing Committee on Finance and Business Planning  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.410  1982-83

Contents:
Papers for meetings 1982-83.

WORLD CULTURAL COUNCIL  [no ref.]  1982-85

Administrative history:
The World Cultural Council, based in Monterrey, Mexico, awarded the Albert Einstein World Award of Science and Jean Jacques Rousseau World Award of Education. Kent was nominated a member of the Interdisciplinary Committee of Honorary Presidents in 1982 and asked to help choose recipients of the Award for 1984 and 1985.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.411  1982-83

Contents:
Brief correspondence re nomination and information about the World Cultural Council

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.412-F.414  1984

3 folders.

Contents:
Albert Einstein Award
Papers re scientists nominated and covering letters.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.415-F.417  1985

3 folders.

Contents:
Albert Einstein Award
Papers re scientists nominated and covering letters.

YORKSHIRE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY  [no ref.]  1947-86

Administrative history:
Kent became a life member of the Yorkshire Geological Society in 1947. He was on the Society's Council 1962-68 and served as Vice-President 1964-65 and President 1965-66. He delivered the 1965 and 1966 Presidential Addresses on 'The structure of the concealed carboniferous rocks of North-Eastern England' (NCUACS 43.5.93/D.101-D.104) and 'Outline geology of the southern North Sea Basin' (NCUACS 43.5.93/D.105). These and a number of Kent's papers were published in the Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. He was awarded the Society's Sorby Medal for 1973 (see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.165).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.418  1947, 1958, 1961

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.419  1962

Contents:
Principally correspondence and papers re field excursion to north Lincolnshire, 21-23 September. Kent was a joint leader.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.420  1964

Contents:
Includes correspondence re offer of Presidency to Kent and arrangements for AGM and Annual Dinner, 12 December.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.421  1965

Contents:
Includes correspondence re award of Sorby Medal to G.H. Mitchell.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.422  1966-67

Contents:
Principally correspondence and papers re field excursion to the Hambleton Hills area, 17-18 September 1966. Kent was a joint leader.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.423  1969-70

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.424  1971

Contents:
Includes editorial correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.425  1972

Contents:
Principally correspondence and papers re field excursion to Lincolnshire, 7-8 July. Kent was a joint leader.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.426  1972-75, 1978, 1980

Contents:
Includes 1972 membership list.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/F.427  1982-86

Contents:
Includes correspondence re Presidency.

SECTION G COMMERCIAL CONSULTANCIES AND COMPANIES  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.1-G.267  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.1-G.20 BRITISH PETROLEUM (BP)
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.21-G.226 LONDON AND SCOTTISH MARINE OIL (LASMO)
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.227-G.264 THE MINWORTH GROUP
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.265-G.267 MISCELLANEOUS
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.265 The Guthrie Corporation Ltd
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.266 Royal American Petroleum Corporation
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.267 Wimpey Laboratories Ltd

BRITISH PETROLEUM (BP)  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Kent spent his working career with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company/BP. He was a Geologist with Anglo-Iranian 1936-41, and with BP 1946-55. In 1956 he was appointed Chief Geologist of BP's subsidiary Australasian Petroleum, in 1957 Adviser to the President of BP Exploration (Canada) and was appointed President of BP Exploration (Alaska) in 1959. On his return to the UK Kent became Deputy Chief Geologist 1961, Regional Manager North and South America 1962, Technical and Regional Manager Western Hemisphere and America 1963, Chief Geologist 1966 and Assistant General Manager, Exploration 1971. He retired from BP in 1973 but was offered a contract as Consultant to the Exploration and Production Department, with particular reference to Iran, in June 1973. His position as member of the Exploration Advisory Group in Iran (see NCUACS 43.5.93/B.291-B.339) was part of this consultancy. In June 1978 his contract was altered to exclude the northern Irish Sea and North Sea where Kent saw a potential clash of interests between his BP consultancy and his LASMO Directorships.
Kent's survey work for the company is to be found in section B. However, his later managerial duties for BP are poorly documented; much of the material presented here relates to his consultancy with BP after his retirement.

'Exploration Policy'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.1-G.6  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so labelled divided into six for ease of reference: typescript memoranda and papers.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.1  1946-1969

Contents:
'Oil prospects of the continental shelf throughout the world' by G.M. Lees, 10pp, 1 March 1946; list of 'Countries in which BP has participated in exploration work since 1951', 11 February 1969.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.2  1969

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers re exploration policy criteria 1969, including 'The economics of exploration for BP' by A.J. Bromley, 6pp + appendix, 8 October, with Kent's comments thereon.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.3  1970

Contents:
'Exploration review 1970' by Kent, 16pp typescript, February 1970; 'Future level of exploration activity' by H.R. Warman, 2pp, 17 September 1970; 'Geological Division - Establishment' by Kent, 3pp + appendices, 3 November 1970.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.4  1970

Contents:
'BP projected crude oil production to the year 2000', 3pp + tables, 20 November 1970; 'World crude availability: some long term projections', 2pp + figures, c.1970.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.5  1972-1982

Contents:
'The urgent need to increase exploration' by F.H. Mann, 3pp, 23 May 1972; drafts of sections for BP's 'Ten-year Look Ahead', September 1972. Kent drafted section 'III Requirements of exploration policy 1972-1982', 7pp.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.6  1972-1973

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers re exploration policy 1972-73, including note on exploration in Europe by A.F.M. Matthews, 6pp, 20 November 1972, annotated by Kent; 'The status of BP's exploration' by Kent, 2pp, 7 December 1972; and undated draft letter re salaries of scientific staff.

'BP General'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.7-G.13  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of Kent's folder so inscribed divided into seven for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.7  1963

Contents:
Handbook for residential course for BP managers 6-25 October 1963. Kent is listed as a speaker on 'Exploration' for 10 October.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.8  12, 16 and 19 September 1969

Contents:
BP management press summaries for 12, 16 and 19 September 1969.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.9  March 1971

Contents:
Information on holdings of CFP (Compagnie Française des Pétroles) worldwide sent to Kent

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.10  1971

Contents:
Miscellaneous material re North Sea

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.11  1973-1977

Contents:
'Exploration and Production Forecast 1973-1977', 3 January 1973

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.12  1974-1982

Contents:
Miscellaneous material 1974-75, 1981-82. Includes typescript notes by Kent on 'Oil prospects of northern Italy - posthumous comment', 7 April and 'Oil maturation hypothesis', 23 May 1975.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.13  1901-1982

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re The History of the British Petroleum Company. Kent reviewed 'Volume I. The developing years 1901-1932', published by Cambridge University Press in 1982, for the BP Explorer magazine.
Includes synopsis of the history with chapter headings for volume one, and 2pp typescript draft of Kent's review.

Correspondence and papers re consultancy, 1973-86, chiefly re terms, fees etc.  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.14-G.20  [n.d.]

Correspondence and papers re consultancy, 1973-86, chiefly re terms, fees etc.  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.14  1973-74

Contents:
Correspondence re terms and activities of consultancy. Includes 'The prospectiveness of continental margins' by Kent, 5pp typescript + figures, written for BP October 1974.

Correspondence and papers re consultancy, 1973-86, chiefly re terms, fees etc.  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.15  1976-77

Contents:
Includes note on 'Southern North Sea - Pre-Permian prospects' by Kent, 2pp typescript, 17 November 1977, and draft 'Review of geological reports on the East Midlands' by Kent, 10pp typescript, November 1977.

Correspondence and papers re consultancy, 1973-86, chiefly re terms, fees etc.  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.16  1978-79

Correspondence and papers re consultancy, 1973-86, chiefly re terms, fees etc.  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.17  1980

Contents:
Includes 'Exploration of Lower Carboniferous Dolomites' by Kent, 3pp typescript, 3 January.

Correspondence and papers re consultancy, 1973-86, chiefly re terms, fees etc.  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.18  1981

Contents:
Includes draft review 'Deep reservoirs in South Dorset' by Kent, 5pp typescript with extensive ms correction, March; papers for BP exploration seminar, London, 23-24 November; 'Comment on "Prospects of the Eakring oilfield" [by] D.J. Antia 1981' by Kent, 3pp typescript, 16 December.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.19  1983-84

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re consultancy, 1973-86, chiefly re terms, fees etc.

Correspondence and papers re consultancy, 1973-86, chiefly re terms, fees etc.  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.20  1985-86

Contents:
Includes photographs from visit to Wytch Farm, Dorset, 15 May 1985.

LONDON AND SCOTTISH MARINE OIL (LASMO)  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Kent was appointed Consultant to LASMO 1 August and non-executive Director 27 September 1977. He retired from the Board in April 1983 but was retained as Consultant to 1984.
He advised on exploration strategy and policy in general terms as well as offering advice on specific prospects under consideration by LASMO and also played an important part in LASMO commercial policy such as advising on the Sixth and Seventh Rounds of applications for North Sea concessions.
During the period covered by Kent's service with LASMO the company grew rapidly. In 1978 the annual production of oil and gas liquids was 0.39 million barrels, in 1983 it was 12 million barrels, with gross sales increasing from £5 million to £215 million in the same period. It expanded its holdings from the North Sea to include interests in Australia, the Middle East, Indonesia, the Philippines and the USA.
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.21-G.26 Appointment, terms etc
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.27-G.77 Correspondence, memoranda and papers
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.78-G.184 Board and General Meetings
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.185-G.190 Press-cuttings
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.191-G.226 Charlton Thermosystems Ltd

Appointment, terms etc  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.21  1977

Contents:
Correspondence re appointment

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.22  1978-84

Contents:
Correspondence re terms and conditions of service, retirement from Board

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.23-G.25

Contents:
Payment of consultancy and Director's fees and expenses.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.23  1977-79

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.24  1980-81

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.25  1982-84

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.26

Contents:
Miscellaneous and personal correspondence.

Correspondence, memoranda and papers  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The material is papers sent to Kent as Consultant and Director 1977-83. It is arranged chronologically with an indication of the principal subjects covered by the papers. Among the subjects covered are LASMO - Ranger Oil cooperation in the North Sea Ninian oil field and the 1982 LASMO acquisition of the non-US gas and oil interests of the Hudson's Bay Oil & Gas International. This expanded LASMO holdings worldwide, particularly in Indonesia (with BP) and Australia, and added to existing interests.
This material should be consulted in conjunction with papers of Board meetings presented at NCUACS 43.5.93/G.78-G.176.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.27  1977 August, September

Contents:
Well 23/27 (Ninian field), Guatemala.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.28  1977 October, November

Contents:
North Sea, cooperation with Ranger Oil, Guatemala.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.29  1977 December

Contents:
Sixth Round North Sea exploration licence applications, hydrothermal resources in Arabia.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.30  1978 January, February

Contents:
Sixth Round cooperation with Ranger Oil and BNOC.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.31  1978 March

Contents:
Visit to BNOC Glasgow Office, exploration policy.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.32  1978 April, May

Contents:
Sixth Round licences.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.33  1978 June (1)

Contents:
Oil prospects off Ireland.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.34  1978 June (2)

Contents:
Visit to Ranger Oil (Canada) Ltd, Calgary, 21-29 June.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.35  1978 July (1)

Contents:
Ninian field.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.36  1978 July (2)

Contents:
Exploration policy.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.37  1978 August

Contents:
Ninian field.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.38  1978 September, October

Contents:
Exploration in the Reed Bank off the Philippines.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.39  1978 December

Contents:
Ninian field.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.40  1979 January (1)

Contents:
Ninian field, cooperation with BNOC re deep-water drilling in Rockall Trough.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.41  1979 January (2)

Contents:
Deep-water drilling.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.42  1979 February

Contents:
Deep-water drilling, LASMO corporate strategy.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.43  1979 March, April

Contents:
Visits to BP Petroleum Development Co., Aberdeen, March, and to P&O Oil Corporation, Houston, Texas, 5-6 April.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.44  1979 May-July

Contents:
Reed Bank, Sixth Round applications, exploration policy, Seventh Round prospects.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.45  1979 August, September

Contents:
Meeting on LASMO holdings in UK and overseas waters.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.46  1979 October

Contents:
Interests of Hercules in North Sea, Seventh Round, 'Farm out' of BNOC holdings in North Sea.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.47  1979 November

Contents:
Seventh Round.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.48  1979 December

Contents:
Seventh Round.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.49  1980 January (1)

Contents:
Acquisition of Ranger Oil (UK) properties, Seventh Round.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.50  1980 January (2)

Contents:
Representation of LASMO in Far East.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.51  1980 February-April

Contents:
Seventh Round negotiations, Persian Gulf wells.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.52  1980 April

Contents:
Ninian field.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.53  1980 May (1)

Contents:
Seventh Round, meeting at Department of Energy, 20 May.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.54  1980 May (2)

Contents:
Seventh Round.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.55  1980 June (1)

Contents:
Seventh Round.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.56  1980 June (2)

Contents:
Visit of LASMO Directors to Ninian field, 27-28 June.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.57  1980 July

Contents:
Gabon, Seventh Round, acquisition of Bates Oil Co, technical data on block 22/2.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.58  1980 August, September

Contents:
Possible takeover of Hamilton Bros' UK interests, acquisition of Coparex Norge A.S., sales of crude oil.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.59  1980 October-December

Contents:
Seventh Round.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.60  1981 January

Contents:
Oil taxation, Danish offshore exploration, Seventh Round awards.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.61  1981 February

Contents:
Umm al Quwain, LASMO reorganisation, dividend policy.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.62  1981 March-April

Contents:
Seventh Round awards, LASMO organisation, effect of the Budget on LASMO, Gabon, Eighth Round.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.62A  1981 April

Contents:
Prospect summary.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.63  1981 May-June

Contents:
Nigeria, development of T-Block in North Sea in cooperation with Phillips Petroleum Co., possible LASMO rights issue, 1981 budget.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.64  1981 July (1)

Contents:
T-Block.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.65  1981 July (2)

Contents:
Cousland (Mid-Lothian) onshore licence, visit to Calgary, Canada for Third International Conference on Arctic Geology and Petroleum prospects, 18 June - 1 July, Norwegian offshore exploration, Texas

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.66  1981 September, October

Contents:
Wytch Farm, BRINDEX (Association of British Independent Oil Exploration Companies) submission to Chancellor of the Exchequer re taxation of oil companies.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.67  1981 November, December

Contents:
Possible acquisition of Berkeley Exploration & Production Ltd and Frontier Oil, Eighth Round, finance of Bates Oil Co., financial results for 1981.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.68  1982 January-March

Contents:
Eighth Round, Cousland licence, expansion in USA, oil taxation, well 3/27-1.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.69  1982 April, May

Contents:
Acquisition of non-US interests of Hudson's Bay Oil & Gas International (Hudbay), Indonesian interests.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.70  1982 June, July

Contents:
Equatorial Guinea, Hudbay acquisition, Indonesia.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.71  1982 August (1)

Contents:
Hudbay acquisition.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.72  1982 August (2)

Contents:
Hudbay acquisition, Pena Creek field, Texas, LASMO strategic assessment.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.73  1982 August (3)

Contents:
Hudbay acquisition.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.74  1982 September

Contents:
Eighth Round.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.75  1982 October-December

Contents:
Canada, production forecast, Hudbay acquisition.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.76  1983 January, February

Contents:
Beatrice field.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.77  1983 April, May, July

Contents:
Exploration guidelines, exploration in Canada.

Board and General Meetings  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.78-G.176 Board Meetings
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.177-G.184 General Meetings

Board Meetings  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Papers of monthly meetings of LASMO Board of Directors and committees, some annotated by Kent. From May 1980 some Board papers were presented in spiral bound volumes.

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.78  1977 July

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.79  1977 September

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.80  1977 October

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.81  1977 November

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.82  1977 December

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.83  1977 December

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.84  1978 January

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.85  1978 February

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.86  1978 March

Contents:
(Cancelled)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.87  1978 April

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.88  1978 May

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.89  1978 June

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.90  1978 July

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.91  1978 August

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.92  1978 October

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.93  1978 October

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.94  1978 November

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.95  1978 December

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.96  1979 January

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.97  1979 February

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.98  1979 March

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.99  1979 April

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.100  1979 May

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.101  1979 June

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.102  1979 July

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.103  1979 August

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.104  1979 September

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.105  1979 September

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.106  1979 October

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.107  1979 October

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.108  1979 November

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.109  1979 November

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.110  1979 November

Contents:
(3)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.111  1979 December

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.112  1980 January

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.113  1980 February

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.114  1980 March

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.115  1980 April

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.116  1980 May

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.117  1980 May

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.118  1980 June

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.119  1980 June

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.120  1980 July

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.121  1980 August

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.122  1980 September

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.123  1980 September

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.124  1980 October

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.125  1980 November

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.126  1980 November

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.127  1980 December

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.128  1980 December

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.129  1981 January

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.130  1981 February

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.131  1981 February

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.132  1981 March

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.133  1981 March

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.134  1981 April

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.135  1981 May

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.136  1981 May

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.137  1981 June

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.138  1981 June

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.139  1981 July

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.140  1981 July

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.141  1981 August

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.142  1981 August

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.143  1981 September

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.144  1981 October

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.145  1981 November

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.146  1981 November

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.147  1981 December

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.148  1981 December

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.149  1981 December

Contents:
(3)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.150  1982 January

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.151  1982 January

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.152  1982 February

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.153  1982 February

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.154  1982 March

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.155  1982 March

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.156  1982 April

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.157  1982 April

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.158  1982 May

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.159  1982 May

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.160  1982 June

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.161  1982 June

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.162  1982 July

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.163  1982 July

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.164  1982 August

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.165  1982 August

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.166  1982 September

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.167  1982 September

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.168  1982 September

Contents:
(3)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.169  1982 October

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.170  1982 October

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.171  1982 November

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.172  1982 December

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.173  1983 January, February

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.174  1983 March

Contents:
(1)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.175  1983 March

Contents:
(2)

Board Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.176  1983 April

General meetings  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Papers for Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings.

General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.177  1979

Contents:
AGM April

General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.178  1979

Contents:
EGM November

General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.179  1980

Contents:
AGM & EGM May

General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.180  April 1981

Contents:
AGM

General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.181  May 1982

Contents:
AGM & EGM

General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.182  September 1982

Contents:
EGM

General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.183  March 1983

Contents:
EGM

General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.184  April 1983

Contents:
AGM & EGM

Press-cuttings  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.185-G.190  1982-1983

6 folders.

Contents:
Contents of Kent's envelope: photocopies of press-cuttings, press-releases and company assessments 1982-83. The subject most extensively covered is the £43.6 million rights issue of March 1983.

Charlton Thermosystems Ltd  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Charlton Thermosystems Ltd was a small company set up to manufacture and market electrical inventions of Mr John Charlton of Romsey, Hants. Kent was introduced to the company by a fellow Director of LASMO. In March 1980 he and J. Stephen, a physicist from the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, visited Mr Charlton for a demonstration of one of his most promising inventions, the Charlton Energy Unit. This was a system of heating which involved passing a low-voltage current through a cable buried in earth or concrete.
Kent and Stephen reported favourably on the invention and LASMO decided to invest in the invention. On the issue of shares in the company in April 1980 LASMO took a 20% share-holding and lent it £240,000. Kent, as the only scientist on the LASMO Board was appointed an Alternate Director of Charlton Thermosystems. However the company failed to break even and in May 1983 it ceased to operate as an independent company, becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of LASMO.

Contents:
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.191-G.206 General correspondence and papers
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.207-G.226 Board and General Meetings

General correspondence and papers  [no ref. or date]

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.191  October 1979, March 1980

Contents:
Chiefly re visit of Kent and J. Stephen to inspect the Charlton heating unit, March 1980.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.192  April 1980

Contents:
(1). LASMO investment in the company, April 1980.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.193  April 1980

Contents:
(2) LASMO investment, April 1980.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.194  May, June 1980

Contents:
Central Office of Information film on the heating unit, staff, assessment of the heating unit.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.195  July-September 1980

Contents:
Patenting the heating unit, forming joint company in the Republic of Ireland.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.196  October, December 1980

Contents:
Patenting of and tests on the heating unit.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.197  January, February 1981

Contents:
Tests on heating unit transformer, patenting.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.198  May-November 1981

Contents:
Patenting.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.199  March 1982

Contents:
Patenting.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.200  May-July 1982

Contents:
Approach to British Rail, accounts.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.201-G.203  January 1983

3 folders.

Contents:
Report on Charlton Thermosystems, 24 January.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.204  January-May 1983

Contents:
Chiefly re visit by Kent to Charlton Thermosystems, 9 February, and company problems. Folder also includes 4pp typescript account by Kent of 'The Heat that failed - Charlton Thermosystems Ltd., 1980-1983'.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.205  Nd

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.206  [n.d.]

Contents:
'Charlton Thermosystems (Romsey) Ltd Briefing Notes' for LASMO Board after its takeover.

Board and General Meetings  [no ref. or date]

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.207  1980 May

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.208  1980 June, July

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.209  1980 August

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.210  1980 October

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.211  1980 November

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.212  1980 December

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.213  1981 January

Contents:
(1)

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.214  1981 January

Contents:
(2)

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.215  1981 February

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.216  1981 March

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.217  1981 April

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.218  1981 May

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.219  1981 June

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.220  1981 July

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.221  1981 August

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.222  1981 October, December

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.223  1982 January

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.224  1982 May

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.225  1983 May, August

Board and General Meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.226  1984 November

THE MINWORTH GROUP  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.227-G.245 Minworth Ltd
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.246-G.264 Strontian Minerals Ltd

Minworth Ltd  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Kent was appointed a Director of Minworth Ltd in 1982. He was offered the Chairmanship in May 1982, on this occasion declining, and in June 1983, when he accepted. Kent was involved in Minworth's re-opening of the Strontian barytes mine in Argyll to supply the North Sea gas and oil rigs with barytes and was appointed Chairman of Strontian Minerals Ltd, a subsidiary established to run this operation (NCUACS 43.5.93/G.246-G.264).

Contents:
Minworth Ltd was the controlling body of the Minworth Group of companies. It operated by bringing the commercial projects of Minworth companies to a viable mature stage and then seeking outside minority participation for further investment.
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.227-G.233 General correspondence and papers
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.234-G.245 Board and General meetings

General correspondence and papers  [no ref. or date]

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.227  1982

Contents:
Includes invitation to serve as Chairman and draft of Kent's letter declining.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.228  1983 January-July

Contents:
Includes correspondence re Chairmanship, and re Kent's efforts on behalf of Strontian Minerals.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.229  1983 July-December

Contents:
Includes plan of mines development in Weardale, 22 July 1983

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.230  1984

Contents:
Chiefly re sales of barytes of Strontian Minerals.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.231  1984-85

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.232  1985-86, nd

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.233  1983

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook used for notes on Minworth interests and policy from 1983. Most pages not used.

Board and General meetings  [no ref. or date]

Board and General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.234  1983

Board and General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.235  1984 January

Board and General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.236  1984 March

Board and General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.237  1984 May

Board and General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.238  1984 July

Contents:
(Board)

Board and General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.239  1984 July

Contents:
(AGM)

Board and General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.240  1984 September

Board and General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.241  1984 December

Board and General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.242  1985 February

Board and General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.243  1985 August

Board and General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.244  1985 November

Board and General meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.245  1986 July

Strontian Minerals Ltd  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The material is presented as follows:
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.246-G.250 General correspondence and papers
NCUACS 43.5.93/G.251-G.264 Board meetings

Contents:
In 1982 the Minworth Group established a subsidiary company to mine and process barytes, barium sulphate, at Strontian in Argyllshire. Barytes is the major constituent of drilling fluids and it was hoped to win contracts with the North Sea oil and gas industries hitherto dependent on foreign supplies. Kent was appointed a Director of Strontian in July 1983 and Chairman of the Board in September 1983. He resigned from the Board in May 1986.

General correspondence and papers  [no ref. or date]

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.246  1982 February

Contents:
'Project appraisal and financing proposals in respect of the mining of barytes...' by P.W. Mason, Managing Director, Minworth Ltd.

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.247  1982 November, 1983

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.248  1984 April-July

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.249  1984 August-October

General correspondence and papers  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.250  1985-86, nd

Contents:
Includes Kent's letter of resignation from the Board, 10 May 1986

Board meetings  [no ref. or date]

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.251  1983 July

Contents:
(1)

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.252  1983 July

Contents:
(2)

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.253  1983 September

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.254  1983 November

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.255  1984 January

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.256  1984 February, March

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.257  1984 June

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.258  1984 September

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.259  1984 October, November

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.260  1984 December

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.261  1985 February

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.262  1985 May

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.263  1985 September, October

Board meetings  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.264  1986 January

MISCELLANEOUS  [no ref. or date]

The Guthrie Corporation Ltd  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.265  10 March 1981

Contents:
Invitation to serve as Consultant re North Sea, 10 March 1981 (declined).

Royal American Petroleum Corporation  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.266  November 1983

Contents:
Re Directorship

Wimpey Laboratories Ltd  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Kent advised Wimpey Laboratories (acting for the Central Electricity Generating Board) on earthquake risk assessment, 1983.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/G.267  September-November 1983

Contents:
Brief correspondence, September-November 1983; background information.

SECTION H VISITS AND CONFERENCES  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.1-H.159  [n.d.]

Contents:
Not all of Kent's extensive travel and attendance at meetings and conferences is documented in this section. Kent's overseas research and survey work for BP is documented in section B. His visit to East Africa with the East African Archaeological Expedition led by L.S.B. Leakey, 1934-35, is documented at NCUACS 43.5.93/A.53-A.102. The visit for which most documentation survives is the 1968 International Geological Congress held in Prague. Kent was leader of the UK delegation at the Congress. The proceedings were cut short by the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet occupation of Prague. The material includes accounts of the events by Kent and his wife, and memorabilia.
The presentation is chronological as far as possible. Material relating to invitations either declined or for which there is no evidence of acceptance is placed at the end of the sequence for each year.
Where applicable reference has been made to the bibliography in the Royal Society memoir of Kent (NCUACS 43.5.93/A.1) in the form Bibliog. ...

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.1  1951

Contents:
Third World Petroleum Congress, The Hague, 28 May - 6 June.
Brief correspondence re arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.2  1952

Contents:
International Geological Congress, Tunis, September.
Letter re flight back to London. Not otherwise documented.

Inter-University Geological Congress, Nottingham, 30 December - 4 January 1954.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.3-H.5  1953

Contents:
G.M. Lees was to speak on 'Earth contraction is the causal mechanism of mountain-building' but the paper was presented by Kent in Lees' absence.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.3  1953

Contents:
Brief correspondence; 5pp typescript draft 'The Shrinking Earth and the impermanence of ocean basins' by Kent, commenting on the points raised by the discussion of Lees' paper.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.4, H.5  1953

Contents:
'The evolution of a shrinking Earth...' by Lees, 92pp typescript with ms highlighting and correction. A covering page is annotated 'Paper read to the Inter-Universities Congress (by PEK) on behalf of Dr G.M. Lees, in 1953. A pre-Plate tectonics appraisal'. At the end of the draft are ms notes (?from post presentation discussion).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.6  1955

Contents:
Fourth World Petroleum Congress, Rome.
Kent spoke on 'Igneous rocks in the oilfields of the English Midlands'.
Draft of Kent's contribution, 9pp typescript + summary and figures.

Twentieth International Geological Congress, Mexico City, 4-11 September.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.7-H.10  1956

Contents:
Kent attended this Congress on behalf of BP whilst working in Papua New Guinea. He remained in Mexico after the Congress until 24 September. He visited Fiji on his way back to Papua.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.7  1956

Contents:
Circulars.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.8  1956

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements and payment of expenses; proposed itinerary.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.9  1956

Contents:
'Oil prospects of southwest Mexico (Chiapas)', 3pp typescript photostat copy; annotated typescript list of slides on Mexican geology for '[?Papua and New Guinea] Scientific Society: Wednesday 13/2/57', with brief summary of Kent's lecture 'A geologist in Mexico' given to Papua and New Guinea Scientific Society 15 February 1957.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.10  1956

Contents:
Printed memorabilia.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.11  1961

Contents:
Visit to New Zealand, November.
'Geological reconnaissance of parts of New Zealand...Suggested itinerary for Dr Kent'. Not otherwise documented.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.12  1964

Contents:
International Convention (including 49th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists), Toronto, 18-21 May.
Kent attended this Convention on behalf of BP. He spoke on the 'Basis of exploration in the North Sea' (with A.F.M. Matthews). See also NCUACS 43.5.93/B.192.
Annotated programme; draft of Kent and Matthews' contribution, 12pp typescript with ms annotation.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, St Louis, Missouri, 25-28 April.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.13-H.16  1966

Contents:
Kent spoke on 'The progress of exploration in the North Sea'. This was published as Bibliog. 60, 1967.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.13  1966

Contents:
Press-release; notebook containing Kent's ms notes on proceedings; brief correspondence re publication of Kent's contribution.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.14  1966

Contents:
Draft of Kent's contribution, 10pp typescript with ms annotation.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.15, H.16  1966

2 folders.

Contents:
Figures for slides for the presentation.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.17  1967

Contents:
Australian Petroleum Exploration Association Conference, Sydney, 12-15 March.
Annotated programme; ms notes on visit to Australia. See also NCUACS 43.5.93/B.427.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.18  1967

Contents:
British Association meeting, September.
Kent was joint leader of Excursion NCUACS 43.5.93/C.3 to North Lincolnshire with P.F. Rawson, 2 September.
Correspondence re excursion; duplicated typescript notes for excursion (Bibliog. no. 57).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.19  1967

Contents:
[?Inter] University [?Geological] Congress, Hull.
Kent spoke on 'Geological problems in North Sea exploration'. This was published as Bibliog. 65, 1968.
Draft of Kent's contribution, 12pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.20  1968

Contents:
Brighton, May.
Ms notes for lecture on 'North Sea exploration' by Kent, annotated 'Brighton Conference 1968 DWK Barker, Chairman 6/5/68'.

Twenty-third International Geological Congress, Prague, 19-23 August.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.21-H.42  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Kent was the official delegate of the Institute of Petroleum and head of the UK Delegation and was accompanied by his wife, M.B. Kent.
The Congress was interrupted on 21 August by the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia and the occupation of Prague by Soviet troops. There was some discussion whether to continue the Congress, Kent among those arguing it should not be abandoned. The members of the Congress voted to continue the meeting and did so for two more days. The Technical University, in which the Congress was held, was by that time the only sizeable building in Prague still in Czechoslovak hands. The Congress ended on 23 August, one day early, and the UK delegation was bussed out of the country (taking a number of non-British participants with it).
Kent wrote accounts of the meeting for the Royal Society, for a presentation on the Congress at the Geological Society on 11 December 1968, and for the Geological Newsletter of the International Union of Geological Sciences (Bibliog. 70, 1969).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.21, H.22

2 folders.

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.23

Contents:
Third circular; provisional list of participants.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.24

Contents:
Kent's ms notes of pre-Congress 'Field-trip in Slovakia'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.25

Contents:
Papers for business meetings at the Congress.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.26  1968

Contents:
Kent's ms 'Notes taken at Emergency Meetings, Prague 1968'.

Contents of Kent's folder divided into five for ease of reference: memorabilia relating to the pre-Congress excursion, the Congress and events following the invasion of Czechoslovakia. At NCUACS 43.5.93/H.31 is Kent's valedictory message to Czechoslovak colleagues issued on behalf of the UK delegates.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.27-H.31  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.27

Contents:
Poster, press-cuttings, badges.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.28

Contents:
'Excursion'. Memorabilia from pre-Congress field trip.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.29

Contents:
'Delegation'. Memorabilia from Congress proceedings.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.30

Contents:
'Invasion'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.31

Contents:
'Evacuation'. Includes press-cuttings. Comments of Kent's reported in The Times 27 August appeared to minimize the impact of the Soviet action. Kent wrote a Letter to the paper to correct this impression (see NCUACS 43.5.93/H.32).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.32-H.37

Contents:
Correspondence and papers arising from the Warsaw Pact invasion and disruption of the Congress.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.32  1968 August, September

Contents:
Includes Kent's report on the Congress to the Royal Society; letters from Kent to the President of the Royal Society calling for a protest to the Soviet Academy of Sciences and to the President of the Institute of Petroleum advocating an end to preparations for the next World Petroleum Congress (due to be held in Moscow in 1971) 27 August; and Letter to The Times, September, in response to reported remarks of his in The Times of 27 August (see NCUACS 43.5.93/H.31) that 'the International Geological Congress continued normally in Prague through the coup'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.33  1968 October (1)

Contents:
Includes material re Conference on the Czechoslovak crisis, Brighton, 14-16 October sent to Kent by St.J. Bates, conference organiser.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.34  1968 October (2)

Contents:
Includes ms and typescript draft 'Prague and the Russian invasion' by Kent and his wife, M.B. Kent.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.35  1968 November

Contents:
Includes account of the Congress by J.B. Eby, 11pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.36  1968 December

Contents:
Chiefly re presentation on the Congress held at the Geological Society, 11 December. Includes 'Prague - August 1968' by Kent, 8pp typescript. This was subsequently published in the 'Geological Bulletin' of the International Union of Geological Sciences

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.37  1969

Contents:
Includes shortened version of Kent's presentation, sent to the Royal Society, 7 January, and photographs taken during the Congress.

Miscellaneous printed material.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.38-H.42  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.38

Contents:
Pamphlets etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.39-H.42  1968

4 folders.

Contents:
Newspaper cuttings July-October 1968.
Kent had begun collecting newspaper cuttings on the crisis before he left for the Congress. At NCUACS 43.5.93/H.39 is copy of 'underground' Czechoslovak newspaper dated 24 August.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.43  1969

Contents:
Geological Society meeting, 15 October.
Comments by Kent on paper 'Marine geological survey off the north east coast of England' presented by Dingle.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Dallas.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.44-H.46  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent and P.J. Walmsley presented a paper 'North Sea progress'. This was published as Bibliog. 74, 1970.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.44

Contents:
Typescript and ms draft of Kent and Walmsley's contribution as delivered + 'Preliminary list of slides'; 14pp duplicated typescript + references and list of figures ?as submitted for publication.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.45, H.46

2 folders.

Contents:
Figures for slides.

'I.P./A.A.P.G. Brighton 1969'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.47, H.48  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent spoke on 'The geological framework of petroleum exploration in Europe and North Africa'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.47

Contents:
'Lecture copy' of Kent's contribution, 16pp typescript with ms corrections + bibliography.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.48

Contents:
Figures.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.49  1970

Contents:
Offshore Symposium, 9-11 March.
Kent spoke on 'BP offshore concessions - past and present'.
Kent's contribution, 8pp typescript.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, June.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.50-H.52  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent spoke on 'Worldwide developments in the exploration field'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.50  30 November 1970

Contents:
Correspondence with fellow participants; copy of report on Kent's contribution from Oil and Gas Journal

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.51

Contents:
Kent's contribution, 12pp typescript, with ms list of slides.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.52

Contents:
Figures for slides.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.53  1971

Contents:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Arctic Conference, San Francisco, February.
Kent's ms notes on proceedings.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.54  Invitations for 1971

Contents:
National Conference on Earth Science on the Geology and Evolution of Continental Margins, Banff, Alberta, 3-7 May.
Geological Society of America and its Associated Societies Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 1-3 November.

Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Calgary, 20 January.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.55, H.56  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent was Guest Speaker and spoke on 'Recollections of a Field Geologist'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.55  1972

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements; report of Kent's lecture from Oilweek, 31 January; programme.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.56  1972

Contents:
Typescript and ms draft of Kent's contribution; ms list of slides.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.57  1972

Contents:
NATO Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, April.
Kent spoke on 'East African evidence of the palaeoposition of Madagascar' and 'The continental margin of Tanzania'. These were published as Bibliog. 85 and 86, 1973.
Correspondence re Kent's contributions; list of ?slides; typescript copies of Kent's contributions as prepared for publication.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.58  1972

Contents:
Twenty-fourth International Geological Congress, August.
Kent spoke on 'An environmental review of the world's riches oil-bearing region - the Middle East' (with H.R. Warman). This was published as Bibliog. 82, 1972.
List of slides for Kent's contribution only.

Twentieth Inter-University Geological Congress, Keele, 2-5 January. Kent spoke on 'Deep exploration of sedimentary basins and continental shelves'.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.59, H.60  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.59  1973

Contents:
Brief correspondence re arrangements; programme; list of participants.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.60  1973

Contents:
Outline and summary of Kent's contribution; photocopied ms list of slides.

Visit to Australia, New Zealand and USA, 14 March - 8 May.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.61-H.65  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent left on this lecturing tour two days after his Farewell Party at BP. His principal engagement was the Australian Petroleum Exploration Association Conference, Canberra, 26-28 March at which he was keynote speaker on 'The Geology and Geophysics in the discovery of giant oilfields'. Kent delivered lectures on the North Sea in Adelaide, 21 March, Wellington (Royal Society of New Zealand), 19 April, and New York (Petroleum Exploration Society of New York), 18 May. He also lectured on oil and gas exploration in Iran, Alaska and the North Sea in Wellington (BP New Zealand), 17 April. In the course of his tour Kent visited colleagues at research centres in Australia, New Zealand and USA.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.61

Contents:
Itinerary.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.62

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements for visit to Australia and the APEA Conference.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.63

Contents:
List of slides for Adelaide lecture; Kent's contribution to APEA Conference, 15pp typescript + list of slides.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.64

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements to visit New Zealand and USA; itinerary.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.65

Contents:
Lists of invitees and participants at various functions; notice of lecture of BP New Zealand; lists of slides for New Zealand lectures; memos on 'New Zealand prospects' etc prepared by Kent on his return.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.66  16 May

Contents:
Geological Society Marine Studies Group Discussion Meeting on Some Scientific Objectives for Drilling and Coring at Sea, London, 16 May.
Kent spoke on 'The continental margin in petroleum exploration'.
Correspondence re arrangements; programme; ms notes; summary of Kent's contribution.

British Association Annual Meeting, Canterbury, Kent, 20-24 August.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.67, H.68  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent was President of Section C (Geology) and delivered the Presidential Address on 'The stratigraphy and tectonics of salt'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.67

Contents:
Programme; tickets etc for social events.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.68

Contents:
Summary of Kent's contribution, 3pp typescript with ms draft of introduction welcoming Sir Kingsley Dunham, President of the British Association to the lecture; ms notes; typescript notes for field excursions.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.69  15-16 November

Contents:
Royal Society Discussion Meeting on Energy in the 1980s, London, 15-16 November.
The meeting was organised by Kent. He also chaired the first session.
Programme; correspondence re arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.70  1973

Contents:
Invitations for 1973
Lyell Club Seventh J.H. Taylor Memorial Symposium on the Geologist and the Environment, King's College London, 14 February.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists National Convention on Major Successes in a Hostile Environment, Anaheim, California, 14-16 May.
Arctic Oil and Gas Congress, Le Havre, May.
Joint Meeting of British geological societies, Manchester, 20-22 September.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.71  1974

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on first page 'Visits [...]' Used for ms notes on visits within the UK January - November 1974.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.72  1974

Contents:
Open University Geological Society Second Annual Conference on Geology and Man, Edinburgh, April.
Kent spoke on 'Industry and the continental shelves'.
Letter re arrangements; programme; ms notes for Kent's contribution.

Conference on Petroleum and the Continental Shelf of North West Europe: the Geology and the Environment, London, 25-29 November.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.73-H.76  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent gave the keynote address on 'The tectonic development of Great Britain and the surrounding seas' and chaired the final session at which he gave the summing-up speech. The keynote address was published as Bibliog. 98.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.73

Contents:
Memo re invitation; annotated programmes.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.74

Contents:
Brochure; list of participants.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.75

Contents:
List of slides; summing-up speech, 5pp typescript.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.76

Contents:
Correspondence, chiefly re Kent's contribution.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.77  December 1974 - August 1975

Contents:
Hardback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'Visits'. Used for ms notes on visits within the UK December 1974 - August 1975.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.78  1974

Contents:
Invitation for 1974
Conference on Geological Principles of World Oil Occurrence, Banff, May.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.79  1975

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'Geothermal power' and 'Basins AAPG Geneva'. Used by Kent for ms notes on International Convention 'II fenomeno geotermico e sue applicazione', Rome and Pisa, 3-5 March (see NCUACS 43.5.93/H.80), a visit to Aberdeen re North Sea, April, and later notes including visit to Sharjah, January 1980 and American Association of Petroleum Geologists meeting in Geneva, July 1984. (see NCUACS 43.5.93/H.144)

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.80  1975

Contents:
International Convention 'II fenomeno geotermico e sue applicazione', Rome and Pisa, 3-5 March.
Letter re arrangements only. (see also NCUACS 43.5.93/H.79)

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.81  1975

Contents:
Thirteenth National Conference on Earth Science on Structural Types and Associated Oil and Gas Occurrences, Banff, 4-9 May.
Kent spoke on 'The North Sea and the broader problems of the North West European continental shelf', 'Orogenic development in Iran', 'Epeirogenic movements in East Africa' and gave the symposium 'recap' and summary. Bibliog. 103, 1975 gives 'The search for giant oilfields' as the title of his contribution to the conference proceedings.
Invitation and correspondence re arrangements; programmes; list of participants; lists of slides.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.82  1975

Contents:
Ninth World Petroleum Congress, Tokyo.
Kent contributed to a Panel Discussion on global tectonics and petroleum occurrences but may not have attended the Congress in person.
Brief correspondence re congress; papers re Panel Discussion.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.83  1976

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on fore edge 'UK continental shelf'. Used for ms notes on visit to Aberdeen, Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain meeting, 11 May and American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, May. (see NCUACS 43.5.93/H.84, NCUACS 43.5.93/H.85)

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, May. (see NCUACS 43.5.93/H.83)  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.84, H.85  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent was 'Antagonist' in a discussion on plate tectonics as a major exploration tool. There were plans to publish the discussion proceedings but Kent's contribution is not listed in Bibliog.
Kent argued that the plate tectonics 'hypothesis, although valuable in understanding and classifying regional structure, is not yet predictive on the scale required for hydrocarbon exploration'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.84

Contents:
Programme of discussion; ms and typescript drafts of Kent's contribution.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.85

Contents:
Correspondence re publication of proceedings.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.86  1978

Contents:
Geological Society Engineering Group meeting on Engineering Problems Associated with Ground Conditions in the Middle East, London, 9 November.
Kent spoke on 'The geological background'. This was published as Bibliog. 114, 1978.
Letter re arrangements, enclosing booklet of programme and abstracts; ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.87  1977

Contents:
Twenty-fourth Inter-University Geological Congress on Fuels from the Past - the Search for Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas, Durham, 3-6 January.
Kent spoke on 'Oil exploration in the Middle East'.
Annotated booklet of programme and abstracts; poster; ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.88  1977

Contents:
Royal Society Discussion Meeting on the Evolution of Passive Continental Margins in the Light of Deep Drilling Results, October.
Kent helped organise the meeting and spoke on 'Vertical tectonics associated with rifting and spreading'. This was published as Bibliog. 130, 1980.
Letter of thanks only. Not otherwise documented.

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Conference on Facts and Principles of World Oil Occurrence, Calgary, Alberta, 26-28 June.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.89-H.91  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent spoke on 'The North Sea - Evolution of a major oil and gas play'. This was published as Bibliog. 128, 1980

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.89  1978

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements and publication of Kent's contribution; programme.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.90  1978

Contents:
'Second draft' of Kent's contribution, 19pp typescript with ms correction; ms draft of introductory remarks; ms lists of ?slides.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.91  1978

Contents:
Comments on ?earlier draft; miscellaneous background information.

International Union of Geological Sciences Conference on Geodynamics Problems - Outlook to the 1980s, Zurich, 5-6 February.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.92-H.94  1979

Contents:
Kent spoke on 'Evolution of Mesozoic and Cenozoic continental margins'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.92  1979

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements; programme and background information.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.93  1979

Contents:
Ms notes for Kent's contribution.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.94  1979

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on first page 'International Union of Geological Sciences "Geodynamics problems..."'. Used for ms notes on proceedings.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.95  1979

Contents:
Yorkshire Geological Society Symposium entitled Progress Report on Fossil Fuels - Exploration and Exploitation, Newcastle upon Tyne, 17 February.
Kent chaired the session on Oil.
Brief correspondence re arrangements.

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists International Workshop on the Geological History of the North Atlantic Borderlands, St John's, Newfoundland, 17-22 June.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.96-H.101  1979

Contents:
Kent gave the keynote address on 'The history of the northeast Atlantic margin in a world setting'. This was published as Bibliog. 131, 1981.
The workshop was described by Kent in a note to the Royal Society as 'the first stage in implementation of a Canadian proposal for international cooperation in collaboration of a Geological Atlas of the North Atlantic'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.96  1979

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements, including Kent's note on the Workshop for the Royal Society, April 1979, and list of participants.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.97  1979

Contents:
Kent's contribution, 9pp typescript + references; ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.98  1979

Contents:
Correspondence re publication of Kent's contribution.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.99-H.101  1979

Contents:
'Atlantic Outline maps St Johns'. Contents of Kent's envelope so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.102  17-20 September

Contents:
European Association of Organic Geochemists Ninth International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Newcastle upon Tyne, 17-20 September.
Kent gave the opening address.
Letter re arrangements; programme; ms notes for Kent's address; brief correspondence arising.

Fourth Meeting of the Geological Societies of the British Isles, Sheffield, 19-23 September.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.103, H.104  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.103

Contents:
Interim programme.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.104  1979-1983

Contents:
Softback pocket notebook inscribed on first page '...1979 1) Sheffield Geological Societies meeting'. Used for ms notes on proceedings, and also notes on 'Cambridge Workshop Jan. 1983' (not otherwise documented).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.105  30 October

Contents:
Joint Meeting on Onshore Exploration and Production in the United Kingdom, London, 30 October.
Kent spoke on 'The origin and development of onshore exploration in the United Kingdom'.
Programme; list of slides; brief correspondence arising.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.106  7 November

Contents:
Leicester University Geology Department Colloquium on the Deep Geology of the East Midlands and Surrounding Areas, 7 November.
Invitation and programme; ms notes on proceedings.

Twenty-seventh Inter-University Geological Congress, Sheffield, 9-12 January.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.107, H.108  1980

Contents:
Kent spoke on 'Economic risks in the search for oil'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.107  1980

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements; ms and typescript notes on economics of oil prospecting.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.108  1980

Contents:
Annotated booklet of programme and abstracts.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.109  1980

Contents:
De la Beche Club Symposium on Evaporites, Imperial College London, 1 February.
Kent spoke on 'Emergent salt plugs of the Persian Gulf region'.
Brief correspondence re arrangements; programme; ms notes on proceedings.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.110  1980

Contents:
Royal Society Discussion Meeting on the Origin and Evolution of the Earth's Continental Crust, London, 21-22 February.
Programme; ms 'Comment on paper by A.M. Ziegler' by Kent.

Conference on Petroleum Geology of the Continental Shelf of North-West Europe, London, 4-6 March.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.111, H.112  1980

Contents:
Kent gave the summing-up address and wrote the introduction to the Conference proceedings. Not listed in Bibliog. For notes on proceedings see NCUACS 43.5.93/B.212.
This was a sequel to the 1974 Conference on Petroleum and the Continental Shelf of North West Europe (NCUACS 43.5.93/H.73-H.76).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.111

Contents:
Circular; correspondence re arrangements; annotated booklet of programme and abstracts.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.112

Contents:
Correspondence re publication of proceedings; draft of Kent's introduction, 5pp typescript; ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.113  1980

Contents:
Twenty-sixth International Geological Congress, Paris, July.
Kent spoke on 'The structural framework and history of subsidence of the North Sea basin'. This was published as Bibliog. 126, 1980. Kent was Royal Society representative at the meeting of the Council of the Congress.
Correspondence re arrangements; programme for colloquium on Geology in Europe at which Kent spoke; papers and ms notes of meeting of Council.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.114  29 November

Contents:
Leicester University Saturday School on the Hidden Depths of the East Midlands, 29 November.
Kent gave the summing-up address.
Invitation; programme; ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.115  1981

Contents:
Royal Society of Arts Lecture on 'Modern seismic exploration for oil and gas'.
Kent was Chairman.
Invitation; Royal Society of Arts lecture programme.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.116-H.119  1981

Contents:
Royal Society Discussion Meeting on the Evolution of Sedimentary Basins, London, 3-4 June. Kent helped organise the meeting with M.H.P. Bott, D.P. McKenzie and C.A. Williams, and chaired the opening session. He also wrote an introduction to the published proceedings (Bibliog. 132, 1982).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.116, H.117  1981

2 folders.

Contents:
Correspondence with fellow-organisers re arrangements, and with possible participants.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.118  1981

Contents:
List of possible participants; ms notes re arrangements; annotated programme; abstracts.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.119  1981

Contents:
Ms and typescript drafts and proof of Kent's introduction; correspondence re publication.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.120  1982

Contents:
Birmingham University Geology Department Centenary celebration and lectures, 8-9 January.
Kent spoke on 'L.J. Wills and deep geology'.
Correspondence re arrangements; programme; draft of Kent's contribution, 8pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.121  1982

Contents:
De la Beche Club Symposium on Oil: Onshore Exploration in Britain', Imperial College London, 12 February.
Kent spoke on 'Exploration history in the East Midlands'.
Correspondence re arrangements; programme; summary of Kent's contribution and of G.J. Candy's lecture on the West Midlands.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.122  1982

Contents:
Geological Society Petroleum Geochemistry Group Discussion Meeting on Origin of Fossil Fuels: Biogenic vs Non-biogenic, London, 7 October.
This meeting was held to discuss the claims of T. Gold regarding the origin of fuel hydrocarbons (see also NCUACS 43.5.93/F.124). Kent spoke on 'Investigation of deep source gas'.
Brief correspondence re arrangements; programme.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.123  1982

Contents:
Invitation for 1982
EZ 82 Zechstein Workshop.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.124  1983

Contents:
Visit to Australia, 2-24 March.
Letter and telex re arrangements; itinerary; ms notes.

Geological Society Petroleum Geochemistry and Marine Studies Groups meeting on Marine Petroleum Source Rocks, London, 17-18 May.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.125, H.126  1983

Contents:
Kent chaired the first session and wrote the Preface to the published proceedings (Bibliog. 143, 1986).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.125  1983

Contents:
Brief correspondence re arrangements; annotated programme.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.126  1983

Contents:
Booklet of abstracts; typescript drafts of Kent's opening remarks as Chairman and proof of Preface..

Geologists' Association Field Excursion to Kenya, 13 August-4 September.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.127-H.129  1983

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.127  1983

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements; itinerary.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.128  1983

Contents:
Excursion handbook with geological information on Kenya.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.129  1983

Contents:
Correspondence arising; memorabilia.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.130  1983

Contents:
Eleventh World Petroleum Congress, London, 28 August - 1 September.
Kent did not attend but gave advice on the itinerary of geological field trips and wrote an introduction on the general geology of the UK for the field trip handbooks.
Correspondence; typescript draft of Kent's introduction.

Greenwich Forum Conference on Britain and the Sea: Future Dependence - Future Opportunities, Greenwich, London, 14-16 September.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.131-H.139  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent spoke on 'The sea's non-living resources - present and future' (listed in programme as 'Minerals from the maritime environment').

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.131

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements; list of participants; programme.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.132

Contents:
Draft of Kent's contribution, 22pp typescript with ms corrections.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.133

Contents:
Figures for preceding; ms and typescript additions to Kent's contribution.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.134-H.136

3 folders.

Contents:
Copies of main papers.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.137-H.139

3 folders.

Contents:
Copies of background papers.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.140  1918-1964

Contents:
Yorkshire Geological Society Symposium on Oil, Durham, 10 November.
Kent spoke on 'Exploration for oil on land in the UK 1918-1964'.
Brief correspondence re arrangements; programme; summary of Kent's contribution; ms list of slides.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.141  1983

Contents:
Invitations for 1983
North European Margin Symposium, Trondheim, Norway, 9-11 May.
Open University Symposium on Understanding the Earth, 5-6 October.
International Symposium on the structure and dynamics of transition zones, Sochi, USSR, 7-14 December.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.142  1984

Contents:
Oceanology International Conference and Exhibition, Brighton, Sussex, 6-9 March.
Brief correspondence; programme for first two days.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.143  1984

Contents:
Geological Society Petroleum Group Conference on On-shore UK Exploration, London, 16 May.
Kent spoke on 'UK on-shore exploration - historical review'. This was published as Bibliog. 139, 1985.
Invitation; draft of Kent's contribution, 9pp typescript + list of figures; programme.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.144  1984

Contents:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Conference on Fossil Fuels of Europe, Geneva, 15-18 July.
Correspondence re arrangements; programme; ms notes.

Open University Geological Society Conference on the Resourceful Earth, Cardiff, 6-8 July.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.145, H.146  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent spoke on 'Iran: oil and mountains'. This was published as Bibliog. 138, 1984.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.145

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements; programme and abstracts; miscellaneous information.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.146

Contents:
Ms notes for Kent's contribution; draft of Kent's contribution, 7pp typescript + bibliography and lists of plates and figures; brief correspondence arising.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.147  24-25 July

Contents:
Eleventh BP Environmental Forum, Ferndown, Dorset, 24-25 July.
Brief correspondence re arrangements; programme and guest list; ms notes on proceedings.

Conference on Landward Oil and Gas, London, 28-29 November.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.148-H.151  [n.d.]

Contents:
Kent spoke on 'A history and review of UK onshore exploration 1935-1984'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.148

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements; programme; list of participants.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.149

Contents:
Draft of Kent's contribution, 7pp typescript; ms list of slides; illustrative material.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.150

Contents:
Background information for Kent's lecture.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.151

Contents:
Correspondence arising; transcript of discussions at the conference.

Dunham-Durham Reunion, Durham, 14-17 September.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.152, H.153  1985

Contents:
This was a symposium to commemorate the seventy-fifth birthday of Sir Kingsley Dunham, Professor of Geology at Durham University 1950-66.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.152  1985

Contents:
Circulars; list of participants; handbook of programme and abstracts.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.153  1985

Contents:
Group photograph of participants (with key).

British Association Annual Meeting, Glasgow, 26-30 August.  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.154-H.156  1985

Contents:
Kent spoke to Section C (Geology) on 'The future of offshore oil exploration'.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.154  1985

Contents:
Correspondence re arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.155  1985

Contents:
Draft of Kent's contribution, 10pp typescript.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.156  1985

Contents:
Papers by others.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.157  1985

Contents:
Sixth Joint Meeting of the Geological Societies of the British Isles, Birmingham, 19-20 September.
Programme; conference news-sheet.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.158  1985

Contents:
Institution of Geologists East Midlands Regional Group meeting, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, 31 October.
Kent spoke on 'Oil exploration in the UK'.
Invitation, annotated 'Accd' by Kent; list of slides.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/H.159  1985

Contents:
Invitations for 1986 and 1987
British Sedimentological Research Group meeting on Controls of Upper Carboniferous Sedimentation - North East Europe, Keele, Staffordshire, 12-13 April 1986.
British Association Annual Meeting, Bristol, 1-5 September 1986.
Third Conference on Petroleum Geology of North West Europe, London, 26-29 October 1986.
Twelfth World Petroleum Congress, Houston, Texas, 26 April - 1 May 1987.

SECTION J SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.1-J.79  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 43.5.93/J.1-J.33 GENERAL SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
Correspondence with individuals. In alphabetical order with an indication of information of particular biographical, historical or scientific interest.
NCUACS 43.5.93/J.34-J.65 SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
In chronological order.
NCUACS 43.5.93/J.66-J.79 REFERENCES AND APPOINTMENTS

GENERAL SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  [no ref. or date]

Allen, P.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.1  1952-84

Arkell, W.J.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.2  1936-49

Bassett, S.L.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.3  1981

Contents:
Bassett was an Australian student of archaeology researching the hominid fossils of the Kanam and Kanjera sites. She corresponded with Kent about the East African Archaeological Expedition of 1934-35.

British Museum (Natural History)  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.4  1936-75

Contents:
Re geological specimens donated to the museum.

Butler, J.B.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.5  1967

Contents:
Chiefly re geological samples.

Clarke, W.J.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.6  1967-71

Contents:
Kent sent geological samples to Clarke of BP Research Centre, Sunbury, Middlesex, for identification and analysis.

Chapman, R.E.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.7  1982-86, nd

Davidson, L.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.8  1936, 1938

Contents:
Davidson was a member of staff of the Geology Department of the British Museum (Natural History). Kent sent him samples of belemnites from his survey work for identification.

Dickson, J.A.D.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.9  1967, 1969

Contents:
Re Lincolnshire limestone.

Dinham, C.H.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.10  1937-38, 1946

Contents:
Dinham was a member of staff of the Geological Survey and Museum. Kent sent him records of bore-holes and samples from his survey work in England.

Earland-Bennett, P.M.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.11  1968-70

Contents:
Chiefly re Inferior Oolite ammonite found at Empingham.

Falcon, N.L.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.12, J.13  1941-83

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.12  1941, 1955, 1958-59

Contents:
Includes account of visit to Colorado by Kent, 1955 but principally carbons of correspondence between Falcon and Kent (in Canada).

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.13  1964, 1966, 1981, 1983

Contents:
Includes description of UK marine geological and geophysical research sent to Kent by Falcon, 7 December 1966

Ford, T.D.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.14  1969, 1972

Contents:
Includes correspondence re Widmerpool Gulf, 1969.

Fox, A.F.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.15  1977-78, 1983

Contents:
Material 1983 re obituary of Fox for BP Explorer magazine.

Hemingway, J.E.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.16  1949-73

Contents:
Includes draft of paper on 'Ironstones' by Hemingway, probably sent to Kent for comment in 1973.

Ivimey Cook, H.C.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.17  1964-72

Kamen-Kaye, M.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.18, J.19  1973-85

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.18  1973-77

Contents:
Correspondence 1974-75 chiefly re Kamen-Kaye's mapping of the geological structure of East Africa and the adjacent seas.

[no title]  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.19  1978-85

Contents:
Includes Kamen-Kaye's 'working map of exploration geology in the Mozambique-Madagascar basin' sent to Kent 8 February 1980 with request for data.

King, L.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.20  1979-80

Contents:
Reconstruction of Gondwanaland.

Muir-Wood, H.M.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.21  1936-39, 1952

Contents:
Muir-Wood was a member of staff of the Geological Survey and Museum. Kent sent her samples from his survey work for identification.

Pakenham, R.H.W.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.22  1977, 1981

Contents:
Re 'isolation of the vertebrates on off-shore islands [of East Africa] related to geological processes'.
Pakenham had served in the civil service in Zanzibar 1929-56.

Rawson, P.F.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.23  1967-85

Contents:
Correspondence 1985 re preservation of geological site at Nettleton Hill, Lincolnshire.

Rayner, D.H.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.24  1958-81

Rickwood, F.K.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.25  1958, 1973

Roberts, K.H.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.26  1958-59

Contents:
Correspondence between Roberts and Kent (in Canada), principally re latest developments and results of drilling in UK.

Sahay, B.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.27  1985

Contents:
Re papers for publication.

Senior, J.R.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.28  1968-80

Contents:
Correspondence 1969 chiefly re ammonites found in Inferior Oolite; that 1976-77 re Cephalopod Newsletter.

Shotton, F.W.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.29  1952, 1968

Contents:
Correspondence 1968 re Clipsham ammonite.

Strong, M.W.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.30  1966

Contents:
Letter re formula for estimating crustal shortening, enclosing 1947 'Table for estimating crustal contraction due to folding of strata' complied by Strong.

Swinnerton, H.H.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.31  1934-66

Contents:
Includes letter of 17 February 1946 from Swinnerton re possibility of Kent applying for Chair in Geology at Nottingham University (see NCUACS 43.5.93/A.135); correspondence 1963-64 chiefly re research on Gryphaea; and 2pp typescript draft of obituary of Swinnerton by Kent.

Sylvester-Bradley, P.C.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.32  1958-73

Wills, L.J.  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.33  1958-79

Contents:
Includes correspondence 1969 re Palaeozoic floor of southern Britain.

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  [no ref. or date]

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.34  1932-36

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.35  1937-40

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.36  1941-49

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.37  1950-55

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.38  1958 February-June

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.39  1958 July-December

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.40  1959

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.41  1962-64

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.42  1965-67

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.43  1968

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.44  1969

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.45  1970

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.46  1971 January-June

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.47  1971 July-December

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.48  1972

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.49  1973 January-July

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.50  1973 August-December

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.51  1974

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.52  1975

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.53  1976

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.54  1977

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.55  1978 January-June

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.56  1978 August-December

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.57  1979

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.58  1980 January-May

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.59  1980 July-December

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.60  1981

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.61  1982

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.62  1983

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.63  1984

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.64  1985

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.65  1986, 1987, nd

REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
NCUACS 43.5.93/J.66-J.71 Examining
NCUACS 43.5.93/J.72-J.77 References
NCUACS 43.5.93/J.78, NCUACS 43.5.93/J.79 Honours and awards

Examining  [no ref. or date]

Examining  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.66  1965

Examining  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.67  1966, 1967

Examining  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.68  1968, 1969

Examining  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.69  1971, 1973

Examining  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.70  1977

Examining  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.71  1981-83

References  [no ref. or date]

References  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.72  1966, 1969, 1971, 1972

References  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.73  1973-78

References  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.74  1978, 1979

References  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.75  1980-82

References  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.76  1983, 1984

References  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.77  1984-86

Honours and awards  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Correspondence at NCUACS 43.5.93/J.78 is re the Sedgwick Prize of Cambridge University. This was awarded every three years for an essay on a selected geological topic.

Honours and awards  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.78  1966-67, 1969-70

Honours and awards  NCUACS 43.5.93/J.79  1976, 1979, 1983

The contents of this catalogue are the copyright of Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
Rights in the Access to Archives database are the property of the Crown, © 2001-2014