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Reference NCUACS 12.5.89
Covering dates 1928-1988
Held by Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Extent 69 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 WESTERN MANUSCRIPTS
BODLEIAN LIBRARY
OXFORD
Source of acquisition The papers were received in November 1987 and June and November 1988 from Sir Rex Richards.
Creators Richards, Sir Rex Edward, 1922 -, Knight, chemist
Arrangement SECTION A NOTEBOOKS A.1 - A. 36
SECTION B RESEARCH B.1 - B. 81
SECTION C LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS C.1 - C. 72
SECTION D OXFORD D.1 - D.12
SECTION E SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS E.1 - E.113
SECTION F VISITS AND CONFERENCES F.1 - F. 15
SECTION G CORRESPONDENCE G.1 - G.214
SECTION H BIOGRAPHICAL H.1 - H. 66
Supplementary information There is an index of individuals, societies, organisations and firms available.
Related information The Science Museum London has the following nuclear magnetic resonance equipment and laboratory notebooks:
1976- 652: Electromagnet for nuclear magnetic resonance experiments, comprising cast iron yoke and six hand coils (4 original and 2 later) constructed by Richards ca 1951-53.
1976- 653: Two manuscript laboratory notebooks, compiled by Richards, and co-worker during construction of nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, ca 1953.
1980- 649: Prototype of the first permanent magnet used for nuclear magnetic resonance experiments outside the US built by Mullards for Richards who used it for practical demonstrations, ca 1956.
1988- 621: First permanent magnet for high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance made by Mullards for Richards, 1959-60.
Note Compiled by Peter Harper and Timothy E Powell
The work of the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, and the production of this catalogue, are made possible by the support of the following societies and organisations:
The Biochemical Society
The British Library
The City of Bath
The Geological Society
The Institute of Physics
Pergamon Books
The Royal Society
The Royal Society of Chemistry
The Society of Chemical Industry
We are very grateful to Sir Rex Richards for making the material available, and for his advice and encouragement.

Administrative history:
Rex Edward Richards was born in Colyton, Devon in 1922. He was educated at the local grammar school and St John's College Oxford. He graduated with First Class Honours in 1945 and undertook research on infrared spectroscopy with H W (later Sir Harold) Thompson obtaining his D.Phil. in 1948. In 1947 he was elected a Fellow and Tutor in Chemistry at Lincoln College and in 1964 succeeded Sir Cyril Hinshelwood as Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry. He became Warden of Merton College in 1969 when he transferred his research to the Department of Biochemistry. He served as the Vice Chancellor of Oxford University for the period 1977-81. In 1984 Richards gave up both the Warden's Lodgings and the research laboratory to become Director of the Leverhulme Trust. Since 1982 he has been Chancellor of Exeter University.
Richards's research focussed on nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) spectroscopy. He was one of the early workers in the field after the war and has been at the forefront of the application of nmr techniques to chemical problems and a leader in the design and development of nmr equipment. In the 1960s he became interested in biological applications of nmr, a change of direction facilitated by the move to the Biochemistry Department and the development of new nmr instruments using super-conducting magnets. In 1969 (the year of the move to Biochemistry) Richards and a number of colleagues from eight scientific departments formed the Oxford Enzyme Group, a consortium of researchers from different disciplines who agreed to contribute a significant part of their research effort to a collaborative venture. Richards was the chairman of the Enzyme Group from its beginning until 1984.
Richards's scientific achievements have been recognised with numerous honours and awards. In 1954 he received the Corday-Morgan Medal of the Chemical Society and in 1977 the Chemical Society Award in Theoretical Chemistry and Spectroscopy. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1959 and awarded its Davy Medal in 1976 and a Royal Medal in 1986. He received a Knighthood in the Queen's Jubilee Honours List in 1977.

Contents:
The material is presented in the order given in the List of Contents. There is good documentation of Richards's research and lectures on nmr and an extensive scientific correspondence.
Section A, Notebooks, brings together research notes, student records and notes and drafts for lectures in this format. It includes a Colyton Grammar School notebook with sixth form physics experiments, first year undergraduate essays written for H W Thompson and, from the period of Richard's Research Fellowship at Harvard 1955, lectures by E M Purcell on nuclear magnetism.
Section B, Research, presents the material relating to Richards's scientific research not in notebook format. It includes early work with H W Thompson on penicillin as well as the later nmr work. Oxford Enzyme Group papers are not presented here. They will form a separate collection for deposit in the Bodleian Library.
Section C, Lectures and publications, presents lectures material not in notebook format and material relating to Richards's publications and editorial responsibilities. Documentation of his own publications is slight with the exception of the second (1964) edition of Numerical problems in advanced physical chemistry, prepared with J H Wolfenden and E E Richards.
Section D, Oxford, is very slight but includes material relating to the Natural Science Club of which Richards was secretary for many years until 1976.
Section E, Societies and organisations, documents Richards's association with nineteen British organisations including the Advisory Board for the Research Councils, the Advisory Council for Applied Research and Development, the Chemical Society and the Royal Society, and one European organisation, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory which he advised on nmr. The Royal Society material includes comprehensive records of Richards's chairmanship of its Hooke Committee, the committee responsible for organising Royal Society discussion meetings and review lectures.
Section F, Visits and conferences, is very slight but includes material relating to a visit to the USSR in 1963 and a number of nmr conferences, especially in America.
Section G, Correspondence, is the largest in the collection. Richards's correspondence files relate principally to his undergraduate chemistry students at Lincoln and those who researched in various capacities in his laboratory. There are also important sequences of correspondence with manufacturers of nmr equipment including the Perkin-Elmer Corporation and Varian associates.
Section H, Biographical, presents material for a 'profile' of Richards's career. There is also documentation for posts he was asked to consider but declined, including a Harvard Professorship in 1956. Photographs are also presented in this Section.



SECTION A NOTEBOOKS  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.1 - A.36  [n.d.]

Arrangement: A.1 - A.17 Research
A.18 Student records
A.19 - A.36 Lectures


RESEARCH  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.1

Contents:
Colyton Grammar School exercise book. From the front, sixth form physics experiments dated 1940-41. From the back, calculations of thermodynamic functions of halogenated hydrocarbons, 1946/7 (RER, August 1989). At the back (as loose item) is postcard from P Torkington, with postmark dated 17 June 1947.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.2

Contents:
'Undergraduate Essays written for H W T'. Contents of ring binder so inscribed.
These are the essays Richards wrote for H W (later Sir Harold) Thompson in the Hilary and Trinity terms 1942, his first year as an undergraduate at St John's College, Oxford. He missed the Michaelmas term 1941 through illness. The arrangement of the essays is by topic and therefore not strictly chronological. The topics are: 'The phase rule'; 'The quantum theory'; 'Photochemistry'; 'Radioactivity and isotopes'; and 'Surface films'. The first essay Richards wrote for Thompson is missing from the binder.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.3

Contents:
Notebook incribed 'Rex E Richards. St John's College' and 'Practical Physical Chemistry'. Undated but probably undergraduate work, 1942-44

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.4

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Rex E Richards St John's Coll, Oxon. Notes. December 1943'
The notebook is paginated 1-306 (not all pages used) with a contents list on pp.1-2, and there are entries dated between 20 December 1943 (p.4) and 27 May 1946 (p.266) though the arrangement is not strictly chronological.
Chemistry Part II and postgraduate work. Includes notes on 'secret' penicillin work 1944-45 (pp.200-219) and notes on postgraduate lecture and seminar by C A Coulson, 1946. (pp.166, 222).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.5

Contents:
Notebook incribed 'Rex E Richards St. John's Coll., Oxon. Results. August 1944'
Unpaginated notebook (many pages unused) kept as daily diary of Chemistry Part II and postgraduate work between 27 August 1944 and 17 July 1946, including work on penicillin and specimens of German rubber. The diagram opposite entry for 29 September 1944 relates to Richards's first published scientific paper (with H W Thompson), 'An Absorption cell for melted solids', Trans. Faraday Soc., 1944. From the back are lists of 'compounds used and studied with details of source, melting point etc.'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.6

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Rex E. Richards. Notes 10/2/45' with later (June 1988) ms note by Richards 'Part II Chemistry'.
The notebook is paginated 1 - 134 with many pages unused. There is an incomplete contents list at the front.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.7

Contents:
'Notes on a double-beam infra-red recording spectrometer' by H W Thompson, D H Whiffen and Richards, Oxford, June 1945.
The work was carried out under the auspices of the Hydrocarbon Research Group of the Institute of Petroleum.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.8

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Mathematics Tom Cottrell'. In use 1946-47.
Cottrell was seconded from ICI to do research at the Physical Chemistry Laboratory Oxford, 1946-48. He was later Professor of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, 1959-66 and first Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Stirling University, 1965-73.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.9

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Tom Cottrell, Rex Richards, Eva Vago [later Richards], Roy Hill. Wave Mechanics. Examples in Pauling and Wilson'. Undated but from Cottrell's time in Oxford, 1946-48.
Cottrell, Richards, Vago and Hill decided to solve the problems in Pauling and Wilson's Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and this notebook records their solutions. The solution to the one problem they failed to solve was provided by D H Whiffen and enclosed in the book.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.10

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Rex E Richards'. Undated but probably in use between late 1940s and mid 1950s.
Richards has identified in the notebook 'calibrations of oscillations etc for 1st NMR machine c.1949' and 'raw data on NMR in xtals middle 50s' (June 1988).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.11

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Rex E Richards'. Undated but probably in use in the early 1950s.
The notebook is paginated 1 - 113 with many pages unused, and a contents list at the front. There are notes on a seminar given by B Bleaney on nuclear resonance (p.51) and notes relating to papers on clathrate compounds published by Richards in 1954 (p.55).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.12

Contents:
Ledger-type notebook. Undated but probably in use early 1950s.
There are notes on bond contractions and clathrate compounds. Only a few pages used.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.13


Related information: See also F.1-F.3.

Contents:
Pages from notebook dating from Richards's first visit to America in 1955.
From the front are scientific notes made after various discussions, ideas about how to improve homogeneity of magnets, etc. From the back are notes on ideas for research and on visit to USSR 1963.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.13A  1960 and 1961

Contents:
Spiral notebook inscribed 'Rex Richards. Lowell. H22'.
The notebook was used during Richards' visit to Harvard January - July 1955. There are also later entries dated in 1958 (work on strongly coupled NMR spectra)

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.14

Contents:
'Daybook' kept by R Freeman for postgraduate work in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory Oxford, 1955-56. Freeman was one of Richards's most distinguished research students. In 1987 he became John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Magnetic Resonance at Cambridge University.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.15

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Rex Richards'. In use 1964-66.
Work on nuclear electron magnetic resonance. Includes draft by D F S Natusch on 'interactions in systems of 3 or more spins' with corrections and additions by Richards.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.16

Contents:
Spiral notebook inscribed 'Rex Richards'. In use in 1966 during visit to USA.
Notebook records conversations with scientists in America including E Poindexter, M Cohn and R Freeman, and design of first superconducting magnet.
It was used later for draft on biological applications of NMR 'probably to the last conference on spectroscopy organised by the Institute of Petroleum', held Durham 1976.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.17

Contents:
Spiral notebook inscribed 'Rex Richards'. In use in 1967 during visit to USA.
Richards attended a Gordon Research Conference on Magnetic Resonance, Meriden, New Hampshire, 19 - 23 June, and then visited Harvard and Berkeley.
The notebook records contributions of conference participants at Meriden and conversations with colleagues at Harvard and Berkeley. Gordon conference programme, list of participants are included.

STUDENT RECORDS  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.18

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Rex E Richards T.T. 1947'.
In 1947 Richards became Fellow and Chemistry Tutor at Lincoln College Oxford and the notebook was used to record progress of students and topics covered. The notes are dated by terms, various dates 1947-55. Also included are typescript list of essay titles and final examination papers.

LECTURES  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: A.19 - A.28 Oxford undergraduate lectures
A.29 - A.35 Invitation and visiting lectures
A.36 Lectures by E M Purcell


Oxford undergraduate lectures  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.19

Contents:
Spiral notebook inscribed 'Rex E Richards Lecture Notes 1948'.
Bibliographic references show that notebook continued in use into early 1950s.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.20

Contents:
Same format notebook inscribed 'Vectors. Lectures 1954. R E Richards'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.21  Nd

Contents:
Same format notebook inscribed 'Scholarship results R E Richards, Lincoln' but containing lectures on magnetic resonance.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.22

Contents:
Small format spiral notebook 'Lecture Notes 2'. In use between Hilary Term 1949 and 1951 (latest bibliographic reference).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.23

Contents:
Small format notebook containing brief notes for lecture course on methods of studying strengths of chemical bonds. Latest bibliographic reference 1952.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.24

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Rex Richards 16/2/61'
Contents include physical chemistry course for undergraduate freshmen.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.25

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Lecture Notes 1964'.
The first page is headed 'Physical Chemistry Book 2'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.26

Contents:
Notebook containing notes for course on nuclear magnetic resonance, 1965

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.27

Contents:
Spiral notebook containing notes for magnetochemistry lectures. Nd but preprint amongst loose items is dated in 1965.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.28

Contents:
Notebook containing notes for magnetic resonance lectures 1967.
Includes at front, magnetic resonance lecture synopsis, Hilary Term, 1970 and at rear, diagram illustrating transmitter principle.

Invitation and visiting lectures  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.29

Contents:
Spiral notebook inscribed '1971 - 1973'.
Notes and drafts for the following lectures:
'Spin relaxation in liquids', Cambridge, April 1971.
'Spin echoes at high fields', Keele, April 1971.
'Relaxation in Biochem.systems', Imperial College, June 1971.
'NMR methods for dynamics of conformational change', Boston, July 1971.
'Applications to Biology', Brighton, September 1971.
Untitled, Gothenburg, September 1972.
'Relaxation in Biochemical systems', Leeds, 1972.
'Biological NMR', Physical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford, Michaelmas Term 1972.
Two, one entitled 'Bio-applications', Colorado, 1973.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.30

Contents:
Spiral notebook inscribed 'Rex Richards 73-75.' Many loose items.
Contents include notes and drafts for the following lectures:
'High fields', Alembic Club Oxford, November 1973.
Untitled, Swansea, May 1974.
Untitled, Cryogenics Group of Institute of Physics, Bedford College, May 1974.
Untitled, Kandersteg, 1974.
'On the Enzyme Group', ICI, October 1974.
Two, untitled, Yale, April 1975.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.31

Contents:
Spiral notebook inscribed 'Rex Richards 1975 1976'.
Notes and drafts for lectures at Berkeley, Asilomar, Sheffield, Stanford ('Scope and Limitations of 31p'), Physical Chemistry Laboratory Oxford 1975, Beaconsfield ('High field NMR') and Durham 1976.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.32

Contents:
Sprial notebook inscribed 'Rex Richards 1976'.
Notes and drafts for lectures at Clarendon Laboratory Oxford and Aberystwyth 1976, UCL, Asilomar and Edinburgh 1977, Birmingham 1978, Thames Polytechnic and Sussex 1979.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.33

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Lectures'. A few loose items.
Notes and drafts for lectures at Nottingham Conference 1979, Queen Elizabeth College, Delft, Bristol (Tyndall Lecture) and Royal Institution (Humphrey Davy Lecture) 1980, Warwick, Tokyo and Nottingham 1981 and London 1982; also lecture on 'Research and why we do it' to Oxford Newcomers Club March 1982.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.34

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Rex Richards 1982'. Contents include:
'Notes on imaging', July 1982.
Lecture on imaging at G E Schenectady, August 1982. This lecture was also given (with modifications) at Vancouver UBC, September 1982, Simon Fraser University and Galveston.
'Academic excellence and future roles for universities', Vancouver, September 1982.
'NMR in medicine: a new window on the human body', Vancouver Institute Lecture, September 1982.
'What is NMR - and how on earth can it be applied to medicine', Royal Institution lecture to sixth-formers, January 1983.
Lectures on NMR to Chemistry teachers, Exeter, March 1983.
Address after medal presentation, Bonn, April 1983.
'Medical applications of NMR', Magnet Conference at Grenoble, September 1983.
'Technical developments of NMR imaging', Washington, October 1983.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.35

Contents:
Notebook inscribed 'Rex Richards November 1983'. A few loose items.
Contents include:
Two lectures on NMR imaging, November 1983.
Lecture on NMR, Association for Science Education, Exeter, January 1984.
Jesse Boot Lecture, Nottingham, February 1984.
'Medical applications of NMR', Institute of Physics, Imperial College, February 1984.
Lecture on NMR, Royal College of Physicians, September 1984.
Evening discourse, Royal Institution, October 1984.
'NMR today', King's College Physical Society, 4 November 1985.
Lecture on magnetic resonance and superconductivity to sixth-formers, Royal Institution, March 1986.
Henry Tizard Memorial Lecture, Westminster School, February 1987.
'From basic science to high technology', Newton Lecture at Grantham School, November 1987. Also given at Guildford Grammar School, December 1987.

Lectures by E M Purcell  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/A.36

Contents:
'P H 263 Nuclear Magnetism. Notes on the lectures by Professor E M Purcell. Given at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Spring Semester 1954-55'. Bound copy.
Duplicated copies of course problems and term paper topics are enclosed.
Richards visited Harvard January - July 1955. See A.13.

SECTION B RESEARCH  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.1 - B.81  [n.d.]

Arrangement: B.1 - B.41A Research topics
B.42 - B.56 Funding
B.57 - B.81 Hydrocarbons Research Group


RESEARCH TOPICS  [no ref. or date]

Penicillin  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Papers on spectroscopic studies of penicillin and related compounds carried out in Oxford for the Committee for Penicillin Synthesis (CPS) by Richards and H W (later Sir Harold) Thompson at the end of the Second World War. Carbon copies.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.1

Contents:
'Infra-red measurements on pencillin and related compounds' by H W Thompson and R E Richards, 29 January 1945. 3pp.
'Summary of spectroscopic work on penicillin at Oxford' by Thompson and Richards, 27 February 1945. 3pp. First page is headed with ms inscription 'Secret'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.2

Contents:
'An infra-red investigation into the structure of penicillin'. 14pp + 1p. First page is headed 'Secret' and in ms 'RER 17/3/45'. Many ms additions and corrections.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.3

Contents:
'Infra-red measurements on the structure of penicillin' by Richards and Thompson, 22 March 1945. C.P.S.442. 17pp.
'Infra-red studies of helvolic acid and its derivatives' by Richards, March 1945. 1p.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.4

12 pp

Contents:
'Infra-red measurements on the structure of penicillin and related compounds' by Richards and Thompson, 5 May 1945.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.5

3 pp

Contents:
'Infra-red measurements on penicillin and related compounds' by Thompson and Richards, 21 May 1945. C.P.S. 506.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.6

Contents:
'Infra-red measurements on penicillin and related compounds' by Thompson and Richards, 30 May 1945. C.P.S. 511. 15pp + 9 plates. First page is headed with ms inscription 'Secret'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.7

4 pp

Contents:
'Infra-red studies in penicillin and related compounds. III.' nd but related in content to preceding.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.8

35pp + 1p references.

Contents:
'Spectroscopic measurements on the structure of penicillin carried out in Great Britain 1944-5' by Thompson. nd but latest reference April 1946.
This report summarises the work carried out by Thompson and Richards in Oxford, and G B B M (later Sir Gordon) Sutherland and S E Darmon in Cambridge to the end of 1945.
Folder includes carbon of letter from [ Thompson ] to 'Sir Robert' [ Robinson ] 1 February 1947, enclosing penicillin reports.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.9

Contents:
'The spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules', abstract of Richards's D.Phil.thesis, nd but latest reference 1946. 9pp + 1p references.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.10

3 pp

Contents:
'On the intensity of infra-red absorption in carbonyl compounds' by H C Longuet-Higgins and Richards, nd.

Clathrates  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.11

Contents:
Contents of a folder so inscribed; Richards's ms notes, and related publications 1954.

Magnets  [no ref. or date]

'Magnet correspondence'  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.12 - B.14  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of a folder so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference; principally correspondence between Richards and Mullard Research Laboratories (B A Evans). The correspondence 'relates to the first permanent magnet built by Mullards for me for high resolution NMR. It was the fore-runner of a successful commercial instrument built by Perkin Elmer Ltd.' (RER, June 1988).

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.12  1954-55

Contents:
Includes a little correspondence with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, October 1954 and 'Notes on the CERN nuclear magnetic resonance magnet... based on a discussion with Dr J T Arnold at CERN on 29/8/55'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.13  1956-59

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.14  1964, 1970, 1976

Contents:
1970 correspondence relates to Richards's gift of a magnet to the Clarendon Laboratory Oxford and 1976 correspondence to the display of his early NMR magnet in the chemistry galleries of the Science Museum London.

Mullard Research Laboratories blueprints.  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.15 - B.24  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.15  1955

Contents:
'Nuclear resonance magnet Mk I'

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.16  1955

Contents:
'Nuclear resonance maget Mk II'

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.17  1955

Contents:
'Details of pole piece assembly Mk II'

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.18  1955

Contents:
'Perspective view of magnet and framework (Oxford)'

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.19  1955

Contents:
'General arrangement of adjustable probe carrier', Sheet 1 of 2.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.20  1955

Contents:
'General arrangement of adjustable probe carrier', Sheet 2 of 2.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.21  1956

Contents:
'Table for Oxford University magnet'

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.22  1956

Contents:
'G.A. of locator'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.23

Contents:
Unidentified and undated.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.24

Contents:
Miscellaneous material found with blueprints; notes, graphs, recordings etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.25, B.26

Contents:
'30MHz permanent magnet spectrometer c.1956/7'
Contents of a folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference; recordings, circuit diagrams etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.27

Contents:
Further material re high resolution spectrometer; circuit diagrams, photographs of equipment etc. Some of the material dated 1956 and 1958 (RER, June 1988).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.28

Contents:
Photographs 'of a huge permanent magnet gap 1½" field adjustable at about 12kg with 8mm (Q band) microwave components for electron nuclear double resonance c.1963' (RER, June 1988).

'Superconducting magnets'  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.29 - B.32  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of a folder so inscribed divided into four for ease of reference; principally correspondence and papers re the construction of two superconducting magnets.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.29  1964

Contents:
Includes information about Varian associates' superconducting equipment.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.30  1965

Contents:
Invitations to tender for the contract to build a superconducting magnet and correspondence arising. The magnet was in due course built by the Oxford Instrument Company Limited.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.31

Contents:
Ms and typescript drafts of 'specification details required for consideration with tender'; 'report on superconducting magnet' (5pp + 1p costings); miscellaneous ms notes and diagrams c.1965.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.32  1967, 1968

Contents:
Includes specification and costing of second magnet from Oxford Instruments, 28 December 1967, attached to ms note by Richards on first magnet.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.33, B.34  1970

Contents:
Tests on superconducting magnet in course of construction. Concerned with field homogeneity and how changes with time and field stability'. Contents of a folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference.

Correspondence and papers re supply of liquid helium for superconducting magnets  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.35 - B.40  1965-74

Contents:
Correspondents include Oxford University Registry, scientific colleagues, Science Research Council and commercial suppliers.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.35  1965-67

Contents:
Includes information on equipment and costings.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.36  1968

Contents:
(1). Includes 'note of meeting called by SRC Cryogenics Panel on Jan.15, 1968, to discuss policy on liquid helium supplies'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.37  1968

Contents:
(2). Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.38  1970-74

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.39  nd

Contents:
Notes and drafts re costings etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.40

Contents:
'Philips Liquefier'. Contents of a folder so inscribed.

ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate)  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.41

Contents:
Contents of a folder so inscribed. 'These are Fourier Transform P resonances made in ?late 60s by Frank Brown. Probably the first to be set out in this way - which is now commonplace'. (RER, June 1988).

Nuclear Resonance in Coals  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.41A  1957-62

10 items

Contents:
Terminal Progress Reports and Annual Reports for National Coal Board

FUNDING  [no ref. or date]

Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR)  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.42

Contents:
1 letter only announcing Richards's success in application for a DSIR Special Research Grant. This was a one year grant for nuclear resonance spectroscopy to take effect from 1 January 1968.

Paul Instrument Fund  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The fund, established under the will of R W Paul and administered by the Royal Society, provides grants 'for the design, construction and maintenance of novel, unusual or much improved types of physical instruments and apparatus for investigations in pure or applied physical sciences'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.43  1961

Contents:
Information about the fund, application for grant for construction of a simultaneous electron/nuclear resonance spectrometer, correspondence, 'additional notes on electron-nuclear double resonance'

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.44  1962-64

Contents:
Letter announcing success of application, 23 January 1962, and correspondence and papers re administration of grant, patents etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.45  1965-66

Contents:
Correspondence arising from completion of work for which grant was made, offer of the spectrometer to the department of physical chemistry, Oxford, possible future development from the work done by means of the grant
Folder includes 2pp typescript note on further instrument development and experimental work.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.46  1968

Contents:
Application for grant for construction of 'versatile n.m.r. spectrometer designed to record high resolution, wide line and spin echo spectra over a wide range of frequencies'; circuit diagrams; correspondence with Royal Society and E R Andrew, assessor for Paul Instrument Fund committee.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.47

Contents:
Equipment specifications, ms notes and drafts c.1968-69.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.48  1969-70

Contents:
Correspondence with the Royal Society and Andrew, progress report and financial statement, diagrams.
Folder includes account of the simultaneous electron/nuclear resonance spectrometer constructed with the aid of a grant from the Paul Instrument Fund.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.49

Contents:
Ms draft of Progress Report 1971; 'Supplementary notes to report of 15 February 1971', 5 May 1971; miscellaneous ms notes and drafts on equipment and costings.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.50

Contents:
Progress Report July 1972; financial statements June 1973; Progress Report July 1973; correspondence with Andrew 1973-74.

Science Research Council (SRC)  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.51

Contents:
'Grant SRC B/SR/1525 1965-73'. Contents of a folder so inscribed; correspondence, reports on progress, application for supplement to grant etc. The work for which the grant was awarded concerned the design and construction of homogeneous superconducting magnets.
Folder includes material on other related SRC grants.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.52  1966

Contents:
Grant B/SR/1203. Reports on progress, 1965, 1966. The grant supported a research assistant to work in the area of chemical applications of magnetic resonance.
Grant B/SR/3362. Acknowledgement of application only.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.53  1966

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re transfer of financial responsibility for research projects ('takeover') from the SRC to Oxford University

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.54

Contents:
Grant B/SR/1204. Correspondence, final report 1966. The grant was used for the construction of nuclear resonance spin echo equipment.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.55

Contents:
Grant B/64/1202. Final report on termination of SRC research studentship held by C Deverell. nd c.1966. The work undertaken was in the area of chemical applications of nuclear magnetic resonance.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.56

Contents:
Report by J A Ladd (SRC Research Fellow at Oxford) on 'studies aimed at a better understanding of the Overhauser effect in organic liquids' in collaboration with Richards and his research group, nd.
Report by T H Cannon (on first year of SRC studentship) on work in progress 'on the electron-nuclear Overhauser effect' supervised by Richards, nd.

HYDROCARBONS RESEARCH GROUP (HRG)  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Institute of Petroleum's Hydrocarbons Research Group brought together the universities and subscribing industrial organisations such as British Petroleum, ICI, National Coal Board and served as a channel for small but nevertheless very useful allocations of research funding from industry to university scientists working in the area.

Contents:
The material relates to meetings of the HRG's Spectroscopic Panel (first meeting 1945, 82nd and final meeting 1972), conferences on spectroscopy organised by the Panel and research by Richards which received HRG support.

Meetings  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.57  16 March 1945

Contents:
Minutes of first meeting of Spectroscopic Panel
Copies of these minutes were distributed to members of the Panel at the final meeting in 1972. G B B M Sutherland and H W Thompson were founder members of the Panel; Thompson attended its final meeting.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.58  1965, 1966

Contents:
Brief correspondence from J C Hawkes, Chairman, Spectroscopic Panel

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.59  24 October 1967

Contents:
Minutes of 62nd meeting meeting of Panel, 21 March 1967; correspondence arising from meeting, June 1967; minutes of 63rd meeting

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.60  7 October 1968

Contents:
Minutes of 64th meeting, 30 January 1968, 66th meeting, 4 April 1968 and 67th meeting

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.61  25 September 1969

Contents:
Minutes of 68th meeting, 9 January 1969, 69th meeting, 25 March 1969 and 71st meeting

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.62  6 October 1970

Contents:
Minutes of 72nd meeting, 8 January 1970, 74th meeting, 27 May 1970 and 75th meeting

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.63

Contents:
Minutes of 76th meeting, 12 January 1971; 78th meeting, 20 May 1971 and 79th meeting, 21 September 1971; HRG Spectroscopic Panel circulation list 1971/2.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.64  28 September 1972

Contents:
Minutes of 80th meeting, 13 January 1972, 81st meeting, 3 July 1972 and 82nd (and final) meeting

Conferences  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.65 - B.68  1965-68

Contents:
Fourth conference on molecular spectroscopy, Brighton, 17-19 April 1968.
Richards was a member of the organising committee and contributed a paper on 'pulse methods - spin echo' to a session on nuclear magnetic resonance.
Correspondence re arrangements, notes on organising committee meetings, programmes, abstracts etc
Four folders.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.69, B.70  1969-71

Contents:
Fifth conference on molecular spectroscopy, Brighton, 21-24 September 1971.
Richards was a member of the organising committee and gave a paper on the biological applications of NMR.
Correspondence re arrangements, notes on organising committee meetings, provisional timetable, abstract of Richards's paper etc

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.71 - B.73  30 March - 2 April 1976

3 folders

Contents:
Sixth conference on molecular spectroscopy, Durham
In 1973 Richards was a member of the organising committee of this conference then planned for September 1974. In 1974 when the conference was rescheduled to a later date he declined to serve on the committee because of other commitments. He presented a paper on the biological applications of high resolution NMR at the conference.
Correspondence re arrangements, notes on organising committee meetings, programmes, abstract of Richard's paper etc, 1973-76. For ms draft of Richards's paper see A.16.

Research  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also A.7

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.74  August 1947

Contents:
HRG report no.23 'A low frequency amplifier for use with thermocouples' by C H Miller, Richards and Thompson, Oxford, 7pp + 3pp figs.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.75  1964-65

5 pp

Contents:
Annual report on NMR research by Richards's group, Physical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.76

6 pp

Contents:
Forward programme of research in magnetic resonance 1966-67. 2pp. With covering letter, 11 March 1966.
Correspondence re award of grant for research outlined in forward programme, June 1966.
Annual report, October 1966.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.77

3 pp

Contents:
Annual report, October 1967. 5pp.
Forward programme for magnetic resonance at Oxford for 1967-68, nd. 2pp.
Annual report 1967-68, 12 September 1968.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.78

2 pp

Contents:
Forward programmes and research applications for 1968-69. 18pp.
Includes forward programmes of Richards and Thompson at Oxford, N Sheppard at East Anglia and W C Price at King's College London.
Annual report for 1968-69.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.79

2 pp

Contents:
Letter from Secretary, Spectroscopic Panel, 14 January 1969, requesting forward programmes, with Richards's programme attached (2pp).
Annual report for 1969-70, 25 September 1970.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.80

1p; 3pp

Contents:
Forward budget 1970-71, 2 March 1970.
Letter from Richards to Institute of Petroleum, 8 October 1971, re research grant and research students.
Annual report for 1970-71. With covering letter, 17 November 1971.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/B.81

2pp; 35pp.

Contents:
Forward programme for 1971-72, 9 February 1971.
Annual reports for 1971-72.
Includes annual reports of Richards and Thompson at Oxford, Sheppard at East Anglia and Price at King's College London.

SECTION C LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.1 - C.72  [n.d.]

Arrangement: C. 1 - C.33 Lectures
C.34 - C.72 Publications


LECTURES  [no ref. or date]

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance  [no ref. or date]


Related information: Further drafts of Richards's lectures are to be found in the notebooks in Section A.

Contents:
Ms notes and drafts for Richards's lectures on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Only a few were dated at the time of drafting but many more were dated by Richards before handing them over for cataloguing and further guidance on dating was provided in private communication with the cataloguer, June 1988. Only a few of the notes and drafts have titles or indications of audience.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.1

Contents:
Various dates 1953-59 and nd.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.2

Contents:
Various dates 1960 - 'late 60s' and nd. Includes notes of lectures given on a visit to USA 1963-64, and of lecture given to Chemical Physics Institute, 'Moscow 1964' [in error for 1963].

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.3

Contents:
'NMR Lectures 1964'. Contents of a folder so inscribed; includes lectures on 'relaxation in solutions of free radicals' and photograph of EUCHEM e.s.r. conference, Cirencester, 1965 (with key).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.4

Contents:
Notes for lecture to 'Alembic Club mid 1960s' (RER, June 1988), with list of NMR demonstration experiments.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.5  1966

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.6  1967

Contents:
Papers

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.7

Contents:
Various dates 1967-72. Includes notes for ICL lecture 1967, Harden Conference 1969 and Royal Institute of Chemistry Conference 1972.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.8

Contents:
'Pittsburgh March 1968'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.9, C.10  March-April 1970

2 folders.

Contents:
University of Florida, Gainesville

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.11

Contents:
Various dates, 1970-72 and nd. Includes notes for Chemical Society Lecture May 1970, '12th ENC' and Bristol 1971, Cirencester and Sweden 1972.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.12  1974

Contents:
Norwich and Zürich

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.13


Related information: See also C.24. F.13.

Contents:
British Columbia, 1982 (RER, June 1988).

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.14  nd

Contents:
Papers

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.15

Contents:
Ms notes for lectures on physical chemistry, Bedford School and Charterhouse, 1969.
Ms notes for lecture on light for schoolboy audience, 1971.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.16

Contents:
Synopsis for 4 first year lectures on introduction to quantum theory, oxford, Michaelmas term 1971.
Lecture synopsis for introduction to physical chemistry course, nd.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.17  1972

Contents:
Ms notes for two general lectures on scientific research, one to 'Church Society'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.18 - C.23

6 folders

Contents:
Ms notes for addresses on miscellaneous Oxford and Merton College occasions including background material and information from others. Richards was Warden of Merton 1969-84 and Vice-Chancellor 1977-81.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.24  28 September 1982


Related information: See also C.13, F.13.

Contents:
'Academic excellence and future roles for universities, UBC Vancouver, 1980 or 81'. 9pp typescript. Richards lectured on this topic at Vancouver

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.25

Contents:
Addresses for Exeter University degree ceremonies, 1983 and 1986. Richards became Chancellor in 1982.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.26

Contents:
Ms notes for talks on policy of Leverhulme Trust and research. Richards became Director of the Trust in 1984.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.27

Contents:
Seminar on 'academic breakthroughs', Nuffield College Oxford, 24 January 1986. The seminar was one of a series on the history of Oxford University.
Ms notes for Richards's contribution; transcript of proceedings (24pp typescript).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.28, C.29

2 folders

Contents:
Ms notes for miscellaneous shorter addresses.

Invitations to lecture  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.30  1971-72

Contents:
Invitations to lecture

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.31  1973-74

Contents:
Invitations to lecture

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.32  1975-76

Contents:
Invitations to lecture

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.33  1977, 1986, 1988

Contents:
Invitations to lecture

PUBLICATIONS  [no ref. or date]

Numerical problems in advanced physical chemistry by J H Wolfenden, R E Richards and E E Richards, 2nd ed. Clarendon Press Oxford 1964.  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.34- C.41  [n.d.]

8 folders

Contents:
Contents of a folder inscribed 'Wolfenden Problems': correspondence between J H Wolfenden and R E and E E Richards, 1956-65, re the preparation of a second edition of Wolfenden's Numerical problems in advanced physical chemistry.
R E Richards had used the first edition extensively for his teaching at Oxford and, on meeting Wolfenden, had asked him to bring out an up to date second edition. Wolfenden was too busy to do all the work so R E and E E Richards were recruited as collaborators.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.34  1948, 1956-59

Contents:
1948 items are two letters to 'Wolf' signed 'T' (perhaps E J Bowen).

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.35  1960-61

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.36  1962

Contents:
(1) Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.37  1962

Contents:
(2) Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.38  1963

Contents:
(1) Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.39  1963

Contents:
(2) Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.40  1963

Contents:
(3) Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.41  1964-65

Contents:
Includes royalty statement.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.42  1969, 1971

Contents:
'NMR studies of the structure of ultrasonically dispersed phospholipids' by B Sheard, M P Esnouf, A R Peacocke and Richards.
Typescript draft and figures, Biochemical Journal editorial report, 'replies to referee's criticisms' (7pp ms, not by Richards), 2pp ms notes by Richards, correspondence with Peacocke
In 1971 the authors withdrew the paper from consideration for publication in the Biochemical Journal.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.43

2pp typescript.

Contents:
Foreward to R A Dwek's Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) in Biochemistry, Clarendon Press Oxford, 1973
'Further studies of chemical shifts in the nuclear resonances of caesium ions in solution' by C Hall, Richards and R R Sharp, Proc. R. Soc. A. 337 (1974).
Brief correspondence re referee's comments, figures, calculations.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.44

Contents:
'Critical factors in the design of sensitive high resolution NMR spectrometers' by D I Hoult and Richards. Proc. R. Soc. A. 344 (1975).
Brief correspondence re referee's comments, errors in printed version of paper.

'NMR imaging. Research and development in the United Kingdom'.  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.45-C.48  12 December 1983


Related information: See also E.4-E.6.

Contents:
This is a report prepared at the invitation of the Advisory Board for the Research Councils but not published. Richards states (p.2) that the report 'is a personal appreciation of the position of NMR imaging in this country, and the views expressed are entirely my own'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.45

25 pp

Contents:
Copy of report.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.46

Contents:
MS notes

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.47, C.48

2 folders

Contents:
Information from colleagues on NMR research and developments. Includes some printed material.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.49  various dates 1969-77

Contents:
Reviews

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.50

11 pp

Contents:
General article on nuclear magnetic resonance for unidentified publication.

Correspondence  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
An alphabetical sequence of correspondence with editors, publishing houses and scientific colleagues. The material includes requests to write articles, to comment on works submitted by others, to serve on editorial or advisory boards etc. The material is dated and an indication given of any information of special biographical or scientific interest.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.51

Contents:
Academic Press 1977
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1975
Biopolymers 1974-76
Richards was invited to serve on the advisory board for a period of three years from 1 January 1975.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.52

Contents:
Canadian Journal of Chemistry 1973
Central Office of Information 1975-76
Richards wrote an article for Spectrum on the new spectrometer he and his team were designing.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.53

Contents:
Chatto and Windus 1971
Clarendon Press Oxford 1968-70
Folder also includes ms comments on textbook probably for Oxford University Press, ?1973.

Chemical Physics Letters  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.54-C.58  1969-77

Administrative history:
Richards agreed to serve on the advisory editorial board in April 1969.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.54  1969-70

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.55  1971-72

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.56  1973-74

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.57  1975-76

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.58  1977

Contents:
Papers

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.59

Contents:
European Spectroscopy News 1977
Re publication of interview with Richards.
Institute of Physics 1971-72
Includes invitation to 'do a kind of "which" survey on magnetic resonance equipment'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.60

Contents:
Journal of Magnetic Resonance 1972, 1976
Includes notes on Richards's new spectrometer for news column of the journal, 10 March 1976.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.61

Contents:
Journal of Microscopy 1981
Journal of Physical Chemistry 1969
Journal of Solution Chemistry 1976

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.62  1970

Contents:
Medical and Technical Publishing Company (MTP)
Invitation (declined) for Richards to act as editor of magnetic resonance volume in physical chemistry section of Biennial Review of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Molecular Physics  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.63-C.68  1967-82

Administrative history:
Richards was a member of the Executive Committee until 1982 when he was elected a member of the Editorial Board.

Contents:
The material relates to the refereeing of papers, editorial policy, choice of editor, etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.63  1967-68

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.64  1969-71

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.65  1972-73

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.66  1975-76

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.67  1977, 1979

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.68  1982

Contents:
Papers

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.69

Contents:
Nature 1969-76
Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd 1969

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.70

Contents:
Nucleic Acids Research nd
Oliver & Boyd Ltd. 1965-66
Invitation for Richards to contribute to Contemporary Science Paperback Project.
Organic Magnetic Resonance Various dates 1973-83

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.71

Contents:
Pergamon Press Ltd. 1968, 1975-76
Re Spectrochimica Acta A. Richards retired as a member of the Editorial Board at the end of 1975.
Plenum Publishing Company Ltd. 1976
Re possible book project on 'conformation of proteins and peptides'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/C.72

Contents:
Miscellaneous shorter invitations to write. 1970, 1972, 1974
Miscellaneous requests for advice, permission to reproduce figures etc. 1971, 1974-77

SECTION D OXFORD  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.1 - D.12  [n.d.]

Natural Science Club.  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.1-D.8  Various dates 1953-80

8 folders

Administrative history:
The club, whose members were leading Oxford scientists, met once a term to dine and discuss matters of university or scientific interest. Richards was secretary 'for at least 15 years', resigning in 1976.

Contents:
The material is principally correspondence re meetings and membership.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.1  1953, 1954, 1962

Contents:
The 1953 and 1954 items are letters of thanks from visiting members R S Mulliken and R Livingston to E J Bowen, Richards's predecessor as secretary. Folder also includes ms note by Richards about the club.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.2  1964-66

Contents:
Includes paper prepared for Franks Commission 'Summer 1964. Not sent in'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.3  1967-68

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.4  1969-70

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.5  1971

Contents:
Includes copy of the club rules as amended February.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.6  1973-74

Contents:
Includes copy of the club rules as amended February 1974.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.7  1975-76, 1980

Contents:
Includes accounts for year ending 31 December 1975 and lists of members December 1976 and December 1980.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.8  Nd

Contents:
Papers

Honours degree of 'Chemistry with Economics'.  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.9, D.10  1968

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.9  26 March 1968

Contents:
Circular letter from W A Waters seeking the opinion of industry on a proposed new honours degree of 'Chemistry with Economics', with the replies.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.10

Contents:
Miscellaneous material re undergraduate chemistry teaching, requirements of industry etc. Includes Richards's ms notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.11  1978

Contents:
Regius Professorship of Medicine.
Committee papers, correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/D.12  1982

Contents:
Committee to review the university's central administration. Richards chaired the committee.
Committee report only.

SECTION E SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.1 - E.113  [n.d.]

Arrangement: E. 1 - E. 6 ADVISORY BOARD FOR THE RESEARCH COUNCILS (ABRC)
E. 7 - E.11 ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR APPLIED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (ACARD)
E.12 AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
E.13 AIREY NEAVE MEMORIAL TRUST
E.13A ASTOR FOUNDATION
E.14 - E.23 CHEMICAL SOCIETY
E.24 CRANFIELD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
E.25, E.26 EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY (EMBL)
E.27 - E.29 HOME OFFICE
E.30 MARITIME TRUST
E.31 - E.37 MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
E.38 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OXFORD
E.39 NATIONAL HERITAGE MEMORIAL FUND
E.40 - E.43 NATIONAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
E.44 NUFFIELD FOUNDATION
E.45 ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND
E.46 - E.50 ROYAL COMMISSION FOR THE EXHIBITION OF 1851
E.51 ROYAL NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR THE BLIND
E.52 - E.103 ROYAL SOCIETY
E.104 - E.113 SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL


ADVISORY BOARD FOR THE RESEARCH COUNCILS (ABRC)  [no ref.]  1980-84

Administrative history:
Richards was appointed a member of the Board for three years from 1 January 1980 under the chairmanship of Sir Alec Merrison, and resigned 'with great reluctance' in July 1982 because of the heavy pressure of work in Oxford. His advice was sought on the chairmanship of the Science Research Council and the chairmanship of the ABRC in succession to Merrison. He continued to be associated with the ABRC as an advisor on developments in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

General correspondence and papers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.1  1980

Contents:
Invitation to serve on ABRC, advice on chairmanship of the Science Research Council, etc

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.2  1981

Contents:
SUSR report, monitoring of dual support system of research funding and brain-drain

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.3  1982-83

Contents:
Resignation from ABRC, advice on chairmanship of ABRC etc

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For copy of the report see C.45.

Administrative history:
In 1983 Richards was invited by Sir David Phillips to prepare a report for the ABRC on NMR imaging.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.4  December 1983-January 1984

Contents:
Correspondence re report with F S Dainton, P Mansfield, J L Gowans and D C Phillips; also correspondence with Siemens AG and Picker International, manufacturers of NMR equipment.
Folder includes report by L D Hall re NMR imaging work at University of British Columbia.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.5  March 1984

Contents:
Letter to D C Phillips enclosing 'Brief history of Magnetic Resonance Imaging'; note of meeting on NMR Imaging at the DES; 'executive summary' of P Mansfield's 'proposal to set up the National Research Centre for NMR Imaging'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.6  April, May 1984

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re proposal for National Research Centre, biomedical NMR etc

ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR APPLIED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (ACARD)  [no ref.]  1984-87

Administrative history:
ACARD was established in 1976 to provide advice to Ministers collectively on applied science and technology. Richards was invited to join the Council for a three-year term of appointment in 1984.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.7  March 1984

Contents:
Invitation to join from Cabinet Secretary R T Armstrong; letter of welcome from Chairman A H Chilver; background information.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.8  April 1984

Contents:
Agenda and minutes of meeting; correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.9

Contents:
Agenda, committee paper, minutes of meeting, May 1984.
Correspondence, June-September 1984.
Letter of thanks from Prime Minister on retirement from ACARD, 8 April 1987.

Working Group on Medical Equipment  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
ACARD set up this Working Group in December 1985. Richards was Chairman and wrote the report published by HMSO in 1986.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.10

Contents:
Comments on report, arrangements for press briefing, Richards's notes for his speech at briefing.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.11

Contents:
Published report.

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL  [no ref.]  1971

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.12  June 1971

Contents:
Advice on grant application

AIREY NEAVE MEMORIAL TRUST  [no ref.]  1981

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.13  21 January 1981

Contents:
Minutes of eighth meeting of trustees
In his opening remarks the Chairman expressed his delight that Richards had agreed to serve on the Advisory Committee.

ASTOR FOUNDATION  [no ref.]  1980-84

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.13A  1980-84

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re grant from William Waldorf Astor Foundation to Oxford University to establish the 'Astor Travel Fund'

CHEMICAL SOCIETY  [no ref.]  Various dates 1964-82

Arrangement: E.14 - E.18 Awards
E.19 - E.22 Publications
E.23 Miscellaneous


Awards  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Richards nominated and acted as referee for candidates. In 1967 he declined an invitation to undertake a lecture tour of Canada under the auspices of the Corday-Morgan Memorial Fund and in 1970 accepted an invitation to serve on the Corday-Morgan Medal and Prize Selection Committee for three years. In 1972 he accepted an invitation to chair a selection panel for a recently inaugurated award in chemical analysis and instrumentation sponsored by Perkin-Elmer Ltd but declined a similar position in 1974 due to a prior commitment.

Contents:
A chronological sequence of correspondence and papers relating to the Society's awards.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.14  1964-68

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.15  1970-71

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.16  1972

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.17  1973

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.18  1974, 1976

Contents:
Papers

Publications  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The memberships of the two societies were merged in 1972.

Contents:
A chronological sequence of correspondence and papers principally relating to Richards's refereeing for Chemical Society and Faraday Society publications.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.19  1966

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.20  1967-69

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.21  1971-73

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.22  1976, 1982

Contents:
Papers

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.23  subscription 1972

Contents:
Correspondence re Autumn meeting of Society 1966, symposium at Oxford 1968

CRANFIELD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY  [no ref.]  1982-83

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.24

Contents:
Richards's appointment as member of the Institute's Court.

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY (EMBL)  [no ref.]  1974-75

Administrative history:
In 1974 Richards accepted an invitation from the EMBL Project Leader J C Kendrew to join a working group to advise the Laboratory on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.25  1974

Contents:
Invitation; report by A Klug on 'development of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance at EMBL'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.26  17 September 1975

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re meeting of working group, Heidelberg
Folder includes annotated agenda, ms summary report of working group (in hand of R Freeman) and 'Technical report of the EMBL working group for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance' (10pp typescript).

HOME OFFICE  [no ref.]  1957-64

Administrative history:
For a number of years Richards was one of the scientists who advised the civil defence organisation. In 1957 he was offered the honorary appointment of Regional Scientific Training Officer and in 1962 the post of Scientific Adviser for Civil Defence in the Southern Civil Defence Region. When he was appointed Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry at Oxford from 1964 he decided to reduce outside commitments and resigned from his civil defence post.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.27

Contents:
Correspondence re appointments, civil defence exercise, resignation.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.28

Contents:
Lectures by Richards and D F Shaw on civil defence topics, (duplicated typescript, ms notes and drafts).
Richards lectured on 'General properties of thermal and nuclear radiation' and 'Effects of thermal radiation'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.29

Contents:
Information on fallout from atomic explosions.

MARITIME TRUST  [no ref.]  1981

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.30  July, September 1981

Contents:
Brief correspondence with Director re possible Royal Society support for restoration of RRS Discovery.
Background information.

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL  [no ref.]  1971, 1975-79

Administrative history:
Richards refereed grant applications and appointments, chaired an ad hoc meeting on NMR imaging in 1976 and attended a further ad hoc meeting on NMR facilities in 1979.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.31  June 1971

Contents:
Correspondence re Chemical Element Laboratory, Sutton

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.32  1975-76

Contents:
Grant applications and appointment

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.33-E.35  17 December 1976

3 folders


Related information: See E.35.

Contents:
Correspondence and papers for ad hoc meeting on NMR Imaging, London
E R Andrew sent Richards, 8 November 1976, a copy of the lectures on zeumatography which he gave at the Ampere International Summer School in Pula in September.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.36  1977-78

Contents:
Grant applications

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.37  15 May 1979

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re ad hoc meeting on NMR facilities, London
Folder includes Richards's 'notes about the future of n.m.r. in biological and medical research, with some comments on its use in Oxford'. 4pp typescript.

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OXFORD  [no ref.]  1982-83

Administrative history:
Richards was a member of the Museum's Council.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.38  1982-83

Contents:
Correspondence and committee papers

NATIONAL HERITAGE MEMORIAL FUND  [no ref.]  1983-84

Administrative history:
Richards was a trustee of the Fund.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.39  1983-84

Contents:
Correspondence and committee papers

NATIONAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION  [no ref.]  1973-78

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.40  1973-74

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re developments in NMR equipment, patent applications.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.41  1975

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re developments in NMR equipment, patent applications.
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.42  1975

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re developments in NMR equipment, patent applications.
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.43  1976-78

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re developments in NMR equipment, patent applications.

NUFFIELD FOUNDATION  [no ref.]  1969, 1974-75

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.44  1974-75

Contents:
One letter only 1969; grant application from India

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND  [no ref.]  1983

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.45  November, December 1983

Contents:
Invitation (accepted) to serve as co-opted member of Committee of Management on the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences

ROYAL COMMISSION FOR THE EXHIBITION OF 1851  [no ref.]  1978-80

Administrative history:
Richards was a member of the Science Scholarships Committee and the Working Party set up to advise the Commissioners upon future educational policy.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.46  1978-80

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re Science Scholarships Committee

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.47  1 December 1979

Contents:
Committee papers, minutes of first meeting of Working Party

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.48  26 February 1980

Contents:
Committee papers, minutes of second meeting of Working Party

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.49  18 April 1980

Contents:
Committee papers for third meeting of Working Party

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.50  21 May 1980

Contents:
Minutes of fourth meeting of Working Party

ROYAL NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR THE BLIND  [no ref.]  1978

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.51  June, August 1978

Contents:
Brief correspondence, printed material, re appeal

ROYAL SOCIETY  [no ref.]  1959, 1964-68, 1972-86

Administrative history:
E.52 - E. 54 General correspondence and papers
E.55 - E. 93 Committees
E.94 - E.103 Elections, research appointments, awards

General correspondence and papers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.52  1959, 1964-68

Contents:
1964 items include programme of discussion meeting on magnetic relaxation organised by Richards. 1966 correspondence relates to Ph.D training, Royal Society appeal and interchange between scientists in Western Europe.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.53  1972-74

Contents:
1972 correspondence relates to Rothschild report. In 1973 Richards was elected to the Royal Society Council.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.54  1977-80, 1986

Contents:
1978-80 correspondence relates to discussion meeting (organised by Richards and K J Packer) on 'Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in solids'. 1986 material relates to Royal Society Industrial Soirée organised by Richards.

Committees  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
E.55 - E.84 Hooke Committee
E.85 Industrial Activities Committee
E.86 Royal Society/Fellowship of Engineering Joint Committee
E.87 - E.93 Ad Hoc Committee on Engineering Research and Development

Hooke Committee  [no ref.]  1972-85

Administrative history:
The Hooke Committee makes 'suggestions to the Secretaries for the programme of the Society's Ordinary Meetings'. Richards was a member from 1973 and chaired the Committee 1977-85.

Contents:
The material is a chronological sequence of correspondence and committee papers re the choice of topic for and organisation of Royal Society discussion meetings and review lectures. Many of the committee papers, especially during the period of Richards's chairmanship, are heavily annotated.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.55  1972

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.56  1973

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.57  1974

Contents:
Papers
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.58  1974

Contents:
Papers
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.59  1975

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.60  1976

Contents:
Papers
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.61  1976

Contents:
Papers
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.62  1976

Contents:
Papers
(3)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.63  1977

Contents:
Papers
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.64  1977

Contents:
Papers
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.65  1977

Contents:
Papers
(3)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.66  1978

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.67  1979

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.68  1980

Contents:
Papers
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.69  1980

Contents:
Papers
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.70  1981

Contents:
Papers
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.71  1981

Contents:
Papers
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.72  1981

Contents:
Papers
(3)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.73  1981

Contents:
Papers
(4)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.74  1982

Contents:
Papers
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.75  1982

Contents:
Papers
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.76  1982

Contents:
Papers
(3)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.77  1982

Contents:
Papers
(4)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.78  1982

Contents:
Papers
(5)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.79  1983

Contents:
Papers
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.80  1983

Contents:
Papers
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.81  1983

Contents:
Papers
(3)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.82  1983

Contents:
Papers
(4)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.83  1984

Contents:
Papers
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.84  1984, 1985

Contents:
Papers
(2)

Industrial Activities Committee (later Engineering, Technology and Industries Committee)  [no ref.]  1977, 1981-84

Administrative history:
The remit of the committee was to advise the Council of the Royal Society on any matters concerned with engineering, technology and applied sciences in industry. Richards was a member of the committee as chairman of the Hooke Committee.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.85  1977, 1981-84

Contents:
Correspondence and committee papers

Royal Society/Fellowship of Engineering Joint Committee  [no ref.]  1982

Administrative history:
The committee was formed in 1982 to enhance communication and cooperation between the two bodies. Richards was invited to serve on the committee as chairman of the Hooke Committee.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.86  1982

Contents:
Invitation to serve, note on cooperation between Royal Society and Fellowship of Engineering by R W J Keay, Executive Secretary Royal Society and M W Leonard, Secretary Fellowship of Engineering

Ad hoc Committee on Engineering Research and Development  [no ref.]  1981-82

Administrative history:
In 1981 the House of Lords' Select Committee on Science and Technology set up a Sub-Committee, under Lord Gregson, to 'consider R & D and product development in, and in support of, the engineering industries'. Richards was invited by the Council of the Royal Society 'to chair a small committee to prepare a submission that would eventually be submitted by Council to the Lords' Sub-Committee'.

Contents:
The material is a chronological sequence of committee papers and correspondence. It includes the invitation to serve, the standard letter to committee members and selected Fellows inviting comments with copies of their replies, and ms and typescript drafts of Committee's report.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.87  1981 November, December

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.88  1982 January

Contents:
Papers
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.89  1982 January

Contents:
Papers
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.90  1982 January

Contents:
Papers
(3)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.91  1982 February

Contents:
Papers
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.92  1982 February

Contents:
Papers
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.93  1982 March, April

Contents:
Papers

Elections, research appointments, awards  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.94  1967, 1968

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.95  1973, 1974

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.96  1975

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.97  1976-78

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.98  1981

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.99  1981-83

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.100  1982

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.101  1983

Contents:
Papers
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.102  1983

Contents:
Papers
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.103  1983-84

Contents:
Papers

SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (later SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL)  [no ref.]  Various dates 1970-83

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.104

Contents:
Letter from Richards to R (later Sir Ronald) Mason, Chairman of SRC Chemistry Committee, 13 October 1970, re report on chemistry supported by the SRC.
Letter from Secretary of Chemistry Committee to Sir Harold Thompson, 11 May 1971, re grant application.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.105, E.106

2 folders

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re high-field NMR service at Oxford, 1972-76
The Oxford Enzyme Group had given a commitment to provide a service to workers at other institutions on their 270 MHz spectrometer provided by the SRC.
The material is principally requests to use the service. The 1972 item is a report by Richards on a visit to Bruker Physik, Karlsruhe to assess the WH90 NMR spectrometer.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.107

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re meetings of C-13 NMR Panel, 1972 and 1974 (chaired by Richards).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.108

Contents:
Copies of replies to circular requesting information on the likely use of the SRC Polymer Committee C-13 NMR service at Manchester, sent to Richards, January 1975.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.109-E.112  1976, 1977, 1983

4 folders

Contents:
Grant applications

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/E.113  4 February 1982

Contents:
Programme of press briefing for publication of 'Achievements in Biology. The role of the Science and Engineering Research Council'
Richards spoke on the work of the Oxford Enzyme Group.

SECTION F VISITS AND CONFERENCES  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.1 - F.15  [n.d.]

Arrangement: The material is presented in a chronological sequence.



Related information: There is other material in the collection bearing on visits, for example in Sections A and C the notes and drafts for the very many lectures he was invited to give in Britain and overseas.

Contents:
This very small section does not adequately reflect the extensive travel undertaken by Richards during his scientific career.

Visit to USSR, 29 April - 17 May 1963.  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.1 - F.3  [n.d.]


Related information: See also A.13.

Administrative history:
Richards visited the Soviet Union as a Royal Society lecturer on various aspects of nuclear magnetic resonance at the invitation of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.1

Contents:
Invitation from Royal Society; correspondence with Oxford University Registry and British Council re arrangements.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.2

Contents:
Richards's ms notes of discussions with Professor Zubov, physics department Moscow University, re methods of selection and of teaching; letter from Richards to Royal Society re his visit to Russia; report by Richards on his Russian visit (printed).

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.3  1963-67

Contents:
Correspondence arising with Soviet colleagues

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.4, F.5

2 folders

Contents:
Seventh Experimental NMR Conference, Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, 24-26 February 1966. Richards spoke on 'Advantages and Limitation of Nuclear Electron Double Resonance for Signal Enhancement'.
Programme with Richards's ms notes; abstracts.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.6  April 1968

Contents:
Visits to USA, March
Richards appears to have visited USA in early March for meetings at Pittsburgh (Experimental NMR Conference) and Cleveland, and returned to USA late April to visit Harvard (R V Pound) and Yale.
Correspondence with American colleagues, Yale University Press, Clarendon Press Oxford, and Oxford Instruments (M F Wood).
For Richards's Pittsburgh lecture notes see C.8.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.7  16-18 October 1968

Contents:
Third International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems, Warrenton, VA
Invitation (declined), preliminary programme.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.8

Contents:
EMBO course on NMR spectroscopy of proteins, Emmanuel College Cambridge, 31 March - 7 April 1971. Richards lectured on 'Relaxation Theory'.
Invitation, programmes, correspondence re arrangements.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.9

Contents:
Invitation to visit Indiana University, Bloomington (declined). Richards was visiting the USA for the Experimental NMR Conference, Colorado, April 1973.
Letter from V Dimitrov enclosing circular [not found] for 'VI Bulgarian National Conference on spectroscopy' to be held September 1974.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.10

Contents:
One-day conference on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Studies of intact biological systems, Wolfson College Oxford, 13 April 1976. Richards introduced the conference.
Programme only.
Visit to Yale, April 1978. Richards gave the Woodward Lecture on 'Phosphorus Magnetic Resonance of Intact Biological Tissues'.
Lecture poster only.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.11

Contents:
Joint ISMAR-AMPÈRE Conference on Magnetic Resonance, Delft, 25-29 August 1980. Richards spoke on 'NMR in Whole Biological Tissue'.
Invitation, correspondence, abstract, proofs of Richards's contribution for publication in Bulletin of Magnetic Resonance etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.12

Contents:
Oxford/Smithsonian Seminar, Worcester College Oxford, 12-26 September 1981. Richards was 'President' of the seminar.
Letter of thanks from organiser (acknowledged).
Colloquium on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Louven, 25 January 1982. The title of Richards's contribution was 'What can we learn from NMR measurements on animals and human beings?'.
Poster only.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.13

Contents:
Visit to USA and Canada, August-October 1982. Richards visited a number of laboratories (General Electric, Schenectady and IBM, Danbury) and attended a conference at Stanford before travelling to the University of British Columbia to advise and lecture on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance as a Cecil H and Ida Green Visiting Professor. He then returned to the USA to visit Galveston for further discussions and lectures on NMR.
Correspondence re arrangements, itineraries, notes on expenses, lecture poster.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.14

Contents:
National Conference on Biological Imaging. II Clinical Aspect, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, 16-18 October 1983. Richards spoke on 'Technical Development of NMR Imaging'.
Correspondence with organisers, programme, list of participants, Richards's contribution (11pp typescript) etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/F.15

Contents:
50th Anniversary Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Jerusalem, 10-12 April 1984. Richards accepted an invitation to speak on 'Spin Imaging of Human Beings by NMR', but later withdrew.
Correspondence with organiser.
Fondation pour 1'étude du système nerveux central et peripherique study group on brain metabolism and imaging, ?Geneva, 1984. Richards spoke on 'Physico-Chemical Aspects of NMR Imaging'.
Letters of thanks, correspondence re publication of Richards's abstract, drafts of abstract with ms corrections.

SECTION G CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.1 - G.214  [n.d.]

Arrangement: The material is presented as follows:
G.1 - G.176 Scientific and general correspondence with individuals and firms. In alphabetical order, dated and indexed, with an indication of any information of particular biographical, scientific or historical interest.
G.177-G.196 Shorter scientific correspondence. In chronological order.
G.197-G.214 References and appointments.


Contents:
This section comprises letters received in Richards's correspondence folders or as loose papers. Other correspondence kept by Richards with his research, societies and organisations or publications papers has been left in place in the appropriate sections.
Richards's correspondence folders relate principally to his undergraduate students at Lincoln, those who researched in his laboratory as D.Phil. students, postdoctoral workers or more established members of the team, and firms including the leading manufacturers of nuclear magnetic resonance equipment.

Scientific and general correspondence  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.1  1973

Contents:
Ader, R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.2  1983

Contents:
Andrew, E R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.3  1949-51

Contents:
Ashworth, R E

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.4  1951-52, 1955, 1961

Contents:
Baguley, S H

Barker, R W  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.5, G.6  1971-76, 1980

Administrative history:
Barker did Chemistry Part II and D.Phil. research in Richards's laboratory.

Contents:
2 folders covering research, recommendations and appointments.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.5  1971-73

Contents:
Barker, R W

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.6  1974-76, 1980

Contents:
Barker, R W

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.7  1953, 1958-59

Contents:
Bath, D F

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.8  1954-57

Contents:
Bean, N E

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.9

Contents:
Bell, C 1955
Bell, C E 1959-60, 1967

Bell, J D  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.10-G.12  1964-72

Administrative history:
Bell worked in Richards's laboratory for his D.Phil. 1964-67. He continued his research with Professor Jeener in Brussels on a Royal Society Exchange Fellowship, returning to Oxford in 1969 as a research assistant in the Oxford Enzyme Group. He was killed in a car accident in 1972.

Contents:
3 folders on all aspects of research and career, appointments, research projects.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.10  1964, 1966-67

Contents:
Bell, J D

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.11  1968-71

Contents:
Bell, J D

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.12  1972

Contents:
Includes draft obituary notice for Lincoln Record.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.13  1960

Contents:
Bell, P A

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.14  1967-68

Contents:
Benedict, D L
Oregon Graduate Center.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.15  1969-72, 1976

Contents:
Bennick, A
Bennick did post-doctoral research with Richards supported by a Centennial Fellowship of the Medical Research Council of Canada.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.16  1960-62, 1968

Contents:
Bishop, E O
Bishop did Chemistry Part II and D.Phil. research with Richards.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.17

Contents:
Blake, M A R 1950
Boatman, J L 1954-55, 1960

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.18  1972-74

Contents:
Bradbury, E M
Research proposals.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.19

Contents:
Brewer, L S 1958-59, 1969
Brod, M 1952, 1956, 1958, 1961

Brown, F F  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.20-G.22  1967-77, 1981

Administrative history:
After D.Phil. work with Richards, Brown continued research in Oxford on NMR studies of anaesthetic action.

Contents:
3 folders on all aspects of research and career.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.20  1967, 1969-70, 1973-74

Contents:
Brown, F F

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.21  1976-77, 1981

Contents:
Brown, F F

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.22  nd

Contents:
Brown, F F

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.23  1957, 1959, 1961-62

Contents:
Bruce, M I

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.24  various dates 1958-71

Contents:
Brunwin, D M

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.25  1950, 1960, 1964, 1965

Contents:
Burton, W R

Campbell, I D  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.26, G.27  1967-83

Administrative history:
Campbell came to Oxford in 1967 to work in Richards's laboratory as a research assistant in magnetic resonance. When the Oxford Enzyme Group was established in 1969, he was asked to manage the NMR work for the group. In 1976 he became a University Lecturer in Biochemistry.

Contents:
2 folders covering appointments, recommendations, research.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.26  1967, 1969-71, 1974-75

Contents:
Campbell, I D

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.27  1976, 1980, 1982-83

Contents:
Campbell, I D

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.28

Contents:
Cannon, D L 1950-52
Cannon, T nd

Carver, J P  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.29, G.30  1965-67, 1969, 1972

Administrative history:
Carver was a Canadian citizen who, after PhD research at Harvard, came to Richard's laboratory for postdoctoral work.

Contents:
2 folders covering research, recommendations and appointments.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.29  1965-67

Contents:
Carver, J.P

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.30  1969, 1972

Contents:
Carver, J.P

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.31  1969-70, 1972

Contents:
Chaillot, B D
Chaillot visited Richards's laboratory for two months in 1970 supported by a British Council Bursary.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.32  1950-52

Contents:
Chalkley, D E

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.33  various dates 1965-77

Contents:
Chapman, D
Recommendations and appointments.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.34  1949-53, 1961, 1970

Contents:
Coldham, M W G

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.35  1955-56, 1958-60, 1971

Contents:
Connor, T M

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.36  1950-51, 1953-54

Contents:
Coxon, A J

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.37  1960-61

Contents:
Coyle, T D
Coyle came from Harvard to work in Richard's laboratory supported by a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.38  1959, 1963-65

Contents:
Craig, R A
Craig came from University of Melbourne to do D.Phil. research in Richards's laboratory.

Cullis, P R  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.39-G.41  1972-77

Administrative history:
Cullis came from University of British Columbia to do postdoctoral research with Richards supported by the Medical Research Council of Canada.

Contents:
3 folders covering research, recommendations and appointments.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.39  1972-74

Contents:
Cullis, P R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.40  1975

Contents:
Cullis, P R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.41  1976-77

Contents:
Cullis, P R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.42  1951-52, 1956

Contents:
Cutcliffe, C J M

Decca Radar Limited  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.43, G.44  1961-69

2 folders

Administrative history:
Richards explained the association with Decca as follows: 'At this stage we were building spin-echo nmr equipment and got Mr Knight at Decca to design and build transistor amplifiers for it' (private communication, October 1987).

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.43  1961-63

Contents:
Decca Radar Limited

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.44  1964-69

Contents:
Decca Radar Limited

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.45  Various dates 1950-59

Contents:
Deeley, C M

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.46  1964-66

Contents:
Deutsch, J L

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.47  1965-69

Contents:
Deverell, C H
After D.Phil. research with Richards, Deverell did post-doctoral work in Canada and at the University of Kent before taking a post in industry.
Research and recommendations.

Dwek, R A  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.48-G.50  1963-75

Administrative history:
After an outstanding undergraduate career and an M.Sc. at Manchester, Dwek came to Oxford for D.Phil. research with Richards on nuclear electron double resonance. He continued with postdoctoral research in Oxford and was appointed college lecturer at Christchurch and demonstrator in the Biochemistry department. He became a member of the Oxford Enzyme Group and a University Lecturer in Biochemistry.

Contents:
3 folders on research, recommendations and appointments.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.48  1963, 1966

Contents:
Includes report on 'studies of the Overhauser effect'. 8pp.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.49  1968-69

Contents:
Dwek, RA

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.50  1971-72, 1975

Contents:
Dwek, RA

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.51  1950-53, 1956

Contents:
Eggleston, B C

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.52  1968

Contents:
Eland, J H D
Recommendations.

Elliott Electronic Tubes Limited  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.53, G.54  1961-67

2 folders

Administrative history:
This correspondence is 'concerned with German frequency synthesisers for which Elliott's were agents and with high power microwave klystrons made by Elliott which I needed for dynamic nuclear polarisation work' (private communication, October 1987).

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.53  1961-62

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.54  1963-67

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.55  1950-55

Contents:
Evans, D F
Evans did D.Phil.research with Richards ('thermochemical investigations of molecular structure') and postdoctoral research in Chicago (R L Mulliken).

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.56  1968, 1971, 1976

Contents:
Farrar, T C

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.57  1953, 1956

Contents:
Ford, P T
Ford did D.Phil. research with Richards supported by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.58  1967, 1969

Contents:
Franconi, C
Invitations (declined) to meetings on magnetic resonance at Cagliari.

Freeman, R  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.59-G.65  various dates 1951-84

Administrative history:
Freeman was a pupil of Richards at Lincoln who, after an outstanding undergraduate career, did D.Phil.research with him on 'chemical applications of nuclear magnetic resonance'. He spent 1957-59 researching in Paris under A Abragam and R V Pound, and 1959-63 as Senior Scientific Officer at the National Physical Laboratory under J A Pople, before taking up a post with Varian associates in California. In 1973 he returned to Oxford as University Lecturer in Physical Chemistry. In 1987 he became John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Magnetic Resonance at Cambridge.

Contents:
7 folders on all aspects of research and career.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.59  1951-52, 1956-58

Contents:
Freeman, R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.60  1959-61

Contents:
Freeman, R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.61  1968, 1970

Contents:
Freeman, R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.62  1971

Contents:
Freeman, R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.63  1972

Contents:
Freeman, R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.64  1973

Contents:
Freeman, R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.65  1976, 1982, 1984

Contents:
Freeman, R

Gadian, D G  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.66-G.69  1971-82

Administrative history:
Gadian did D.Phil. research with Richards and then continued research in Oxford in close association with him until accepting the post of head of a new physics department at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Contents:
4 folders on all aspects of research and career.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.66  1971-74

Contents:
Gadian, D G

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.67  1975

Contents:
Gadian, D G

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.68  1976-77, 1979

Contents:
Gadian, D G

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.69  1980-82

Contents:
Gadian, D G

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.70  1971-74

Contents:
Gilboa, H
Gilboa came from the Israel Institute of Technology to spend a year in Richards's laboratory supported by a British Council scholarship.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.71  1967-70, 1972

Contents:
Glasel, J A

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.72  1964-65, 1968-69

Contents:
Golay, M J E

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.73  1975

Contents:
Grathwohl, C

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.74  1982-83

Contents:
Green, C H

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.75  1968-69, 1976, 1984

Contents:
Gutowsky, H S

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.76  1970, 1973, 1978, 1983

Contents:
Hall, C

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.77  1970, 1982-84

Contents:
Hall, L D

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.78  1965-67

Contents:
Haller, G L
After PhD research at Northwestern University, Haller spent a year in Richards's laboratory as a NATO postdoctoral fellow.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.79  1964-65, 1969

Contents:
Halliday, J D
Halliday came from Newfoundland to do D.Phil. research with Richards supported by a Rothermere Fellowship.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.80  1968-69, 1972-75

Contents:
Harris, R K

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.81  1967, 1969

Contents:
Hartley, H B

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.82  1966, 1968, 1970, 1972

Contents:
Hartman, J S
Hartman came from McMaster University to do postdoctoral research with Richards.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.83  various dates 1954-65

Contents:
Hatton, J V
Hatton was a pupil of Richards at Lincoln who subsequently did D.Phil. research with him.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.84  1964, 1966-67

Contents:
Hausser, K W

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.85  1972, 1974, 1977

Contents:
Hayward, R J
Hayward came from University of East Anglia to work with Richards as a postdoctoral research assistant.

Henson, R  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.86, G.87  1969-74

Administrative history:
Henson read Chemistry at Exeter and spent his Part II year in Richards's laboratory, subsequently doing D.Phil.research with him.

Contents:
2 folders covering research and career.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.86  1969-71

Contents:
Henson, R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.87  1972-74

Contents:
Henson, R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.88  various dates 1961-71

Contents:
Herbison-Evans, D
Herbison-Evans worked in Richards's laboratory first as a student for Part II of the Final Honours School of Chemistry and then for the degree of D.Phil.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.89  1963-64, 1968

Contents:
Hertz, G

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.90  1952-53, 1959

Contents:
Higham, P

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.91  1964, 1967-69

Contents:
Hill, H D W
After working in Richards's laboratory as a postdoctoral research assistant, Hill moved to California to work for Varian associates.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.92  1949-53, 1955

Contents:
Hill, M W

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.93  1931, 1958, 1966-67

Contents:
Hinshelwood, C N
1931 item is letter from Heisenberg to Hinshelwood. 1958 item is typescript of article by Hinshelwood on the Physical Chemistry Laboratory for the Oxford Magazine.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.94  1978-80, 1982

Contents:
Hodgkin, D M C
Relates to commissioning of a portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin (paid by individual subscription) to hang in the Royal Society's rooms in London. The commission was accepted by Graham Sutherland who died having completed the preliminary sketches only and the commission was then undertaken by Bryan Organ. During the same period Henry Moore agreed to make drawings of Dorothy Hodgkin's hands, also for the Royal Society.
The correspondents include Sutherland, Organ and Sir John Cornforth who initiated the proposal for a portrait and organised the appeal. There are letters addressed to Moore but no replies.

Hoult, D I  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.95-G.97  1968-77, 1981, 1983

Administrative history:
Hoult did D.Phil. research with Richards and then worked as departmental research assistant in Richards's laboratory responsible for the design and construction of the equipment used.

Contents:
3 folders covering research and career.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.95  1968-70

Contents:
Hoult, DI

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.96  1972-73

Contents:
Hoult, DI

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.97  1974-77, 1981, 1983

Contents:
Hoult, DI

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.98  1965-67

Contents:
Howarth, O W
Howarth did D.Phil. research with Richards and postdoctoral work at Columbia and the National Physical Laboratory before taking a lecturership at Warwick.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.99  1961, 1963

Contents:
Hudd, C M

IBM United Kingdom Limited  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.100-G.101  1979-84

Administrative history:
Richards was a director of IBM UK.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.100  1979, 1981-82

Contents:
IBM United Kingdom Limited

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.101  1984

Contents:
IBM United Kingdom Limited

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.102  1973

Contents:
Illsley, N P

Imperial Chemical Industries Limited (ICI).  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.103, G.104  1962-65, 1970, 1977-79

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.103  1962, 1963, 1965, 1970

Contents:
Chemical samples, ICI Fellowships.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.104  1977-79

Contents:
Possible collaborative research between ICI and Oxford University on NMR in the biological sciences.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.105  1967, 1969, 1973-77

Contents:
Jardetsky, O

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.106  1971

Contents:
Re JEOL Limited

Kenworthy, J G  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.107, G.108  1964-67, 1972-73, 1977

Administrative history:
Kenworthy did Chemistry Part II and D.Phil. research with Richards and spent a further two years in Richards's laboratory as departmental research assistant. After a year at Chapel Hill, North Carolina he returned to England to a joint post with ICI and Manchester University.

Contents:
2 folders covering career, appointments, recommendations.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.107  1964-66

Contents:
Kenworthy, J G

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.108  1967, 1972-73, 1977

Contents:
Kenworthy, J G

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.109  1970

Contents:
Kreilick, R

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.110  1967-70, 1973-78

Contents:
Kydon, D W
Kydon came from McMaster University to work in Richards's laboratory supported by a National Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellowship.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.111  1973-74

Contents:
Lakowicz, J R
Lakowicz spent a year in Richards's laboratory supported by a NATO postdoctoral fellowship.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.112  1969-70, 1976

Contents:
Lauterbur, P C

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.113  1956, 1958, 1960 1976-77

Contents:
Leane, J B
Leane did D.Phil. research with Richards and then worked for Perkin-Elmer Limited in its NMR division.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.114  1952-53

Contents:
Lide, D R
Lide came from Harvard to spend a year in Richards's laboratory supported by a Fulbright Award.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.115  1971

Contents:
Lippmaa, E
Re papers submitted to Chemical Physics Letters.

Loewenstein, A  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.116-G.118  1966-70, 1981

3 folders

Administrative history:
Loewenstein came from the Israel Institute of Technology to spend a sabbatical year in Richards's laboratory.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.116  1966

Contents:
Loewenstein, A

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.117  1967

Contents:
Loewenstein, A

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.118  1968-70, 1981

Contents:
Loewenstein, A

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.119  1973-74, 1988

Contents:
Luz, Z

McLaughlin, A C  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.120, G.121  1972-76, 1982-83

Administrative history:
McLaughlin worked in Richards's laboratory supported by a Medical Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Contents:
2 folders covering research, recommendations and appointments.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.120  1972-75

Contents:
McLaughlin, A C

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.121  1976, 1982-83

Contents:
McLaughlin, A C

Mansfield, P  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.122-G.127  1974-79, 1983-84

6 folders

Administrative history:
Mansfield was a pioneer in nuclear magnetic resonance imaging.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.122  1974

Contents:
Mansfield, P

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.123  1975

Contents:
(1). Includes grant applications.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.124  1975

Contents:
(2). Includes grant applications.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.125  1976-77

Contents:
Includes grant applications.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.126  1978-79

Contents:
Mansfield, P

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.127  1983-84

Contents:
Includes material re proposal for National Research Centre for NMR Imaging.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.128  1969

Contents:
Marshall, W C
Re Atomic Energy Research Establishment practice with regard to exchange of scientific information with members of university departments. Marshall was Director, AERE.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.129  1951-52

Contents:
Moorbath, S J

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.130  1962, 1964-66, 1975

Contents:
Mullard Limited
Includes Mullard Research Laboratories booklet on 'Special Magnet PM 336' which was the 12 kg magnet built in 1962 for double resonance work in Richards's laboratory.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.131  1965-70, 1973

Contents:
Müller-Warmuth, W
Richards commented on the material as follows: 'this relates to work we did on nuclear-electron double resonance. Müller-Warmuth was one of the few others in the world doing the same sort of experiment' (private communication, October 1987).

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.132  1955-58, 1965

Contents:
Murray, G R
Murray came from MIT to do postdoctoral research in Richards's laboratory supported by the National Science Foundation.

Natusch, D F S  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.133, G.134  1963-73

Administrative history:
Natusch came from New Zealand to do D.Phil. research with Richards supported by a Rhodes Scholarship.

Contents:
2 folders on research and career.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.133  1963, 1965, 1967-68

Contents:
Natusch, DFS

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.134  1969-70, 1973

Contents:
Natusch, DFS

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.135  1967

Contents:
Noack, F

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.136  1965, 1982-83

Contents:
Oxford Instrument Company Limited
1965 material relates to tender for superconducting magnet and dewar. In 1982 Richards was invited to become a non-executive Director.

Peacocke, A R  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.137, G.138  1965-74

2 folders

Administrative history:
Peacocke was a Lecturer in Biochemistry at Oxford. In 1973 he became Dean of Clare College Cambridge.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.137  1965

Contents:
Includes memorandum on physical biochemistry in the United Kingdom and application to Medical Reseach Council for long term support for research into physical biochemistry. Both by Peacocke.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.138  1967-69, 1971, 1973-74

Contents:
1968 item is part of MRC application by Peacocke which relates to nuclear magnetic resonance studies on biological macromolecules. 1969 item is a proposal by Peacocke and B Sheard entitled 'Problems on biologically significant systems for an HR 220 MHZ NMR spectrometer'.

Perkin-Elmer Corporation  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.139-G.142  1953-75

4 folders

Administrative history:
Richards collaborated with Perkin-Elmer over many years in the development of nuclear magnetic resonance equipment.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.139  1953, 1955-58

Contents:
Includes duplicated ms paper by E M Purcell entitled 'Calculation of field inhomogeneity at center of magnetic gap, for circular cylindrical poles of infinite permeability' and Perkin-Elmer's 'Proposed program on NMR water in solids instrument'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.140  1961, 1963-64

Contents:
Includes duplicated ms paper by E M Purcell entitled 'On the orthogonality of knobs'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.141  1966-67

Contents:
Includes printed material re Perkin-Elmer model R14 NMR spectrometer which is described as the 'first commercial instrument available for proton studies at 100 MHz using a permanent magnet'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.142  1968-69, 1971-72, 1975

Contents:
Includes printed material re Perkin-Elmer model R12 and model R12A NMR spectrometers.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.143  1967-68

Contents:
Pfeifer, H
Includes invitation (declined) for Richards to attend conference on radio-frequency spectroscopy in Leipzig.

Pidcock, A  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.144, G.145  1960-67

Administrative history:
Pidcock came from Manchester to do D.Phil. research in Richards's laboratory.

Contents:
2 folders on research and career.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.144  1960, 1962, 1964-65

Contents:
Pidcock, A.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.145  1966-67

Contents:
Includes redraft by Richards of ms by Pidcock.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.146  1968, 1972

Contents:
Poindexter, E
Re visits to Oxford.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.147  various dates 1950-60, 1971

Contents:
Pratt, L
Pratt did D.Phil. research in Richards's laboratory.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.148  1953, 1963

Contents:
Purcell, E M

Schaeffer, T P  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.149-G.151  1955-65, 1970, 1978

Administrative history:
Schaeffer came from Canada to do D.Phil. research in Richards's laboratory. He returned to Oxford for a sabbatical year 1971-72.

Contents:
3 folders covering all aspects of research and career.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.149  1955-65, 1970, 1978

Contents:
Schaeffer, T P

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.150

Contents:
Ms drafts including progress report on fluorobenzenes, graphs, figures for joint paper with Richards.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.151

Contents:
Ms draft entitled 'Nuclear Magnetic Resonance'.

Schulz, G W  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.152, G.153  1967-70

2 folders

Administrative history:
Schulz came from Mainz to work in Richards's laboratory supported by a Royal Society European Programme Fellowship.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.152  1967

Contents:
Schulz, G W

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.153  1968-70

Contents:
Includes research data.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.154  1966-71, 1973-74

Contents:
Sharp, R R
Sharp came from Western Reserve University, Cleveland to work in Richards's laboratory supported by a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Smith, J A S  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.155, G.156  1951-73

Administrative history:
Smith was a pupil of Richards at Lincoln who subsequently did D.Phil. research with him. In 1970 he accepted the Chair of Chemistry at Queen Elizabeth College London.

Contents:
2 folders covering all aspects of career and research.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.155  1951, 1953, 1958, 1964-65

Contents:
Smith, J A S

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.156  1968-70, 1973

Contents:
Smith, J A S

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.157  1964-67

Contents:
Solartron Electronic Group Limited.
Re frequency synthesisers.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.158  1949-51, 1958, 1960

Contents:
Taylor, P J

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.159  1960

Contents:
Thomas, I J

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.160  1983

Contents:
Thomas, J M
Re support of university scientific research.

Re Thompson, H W  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.161-G.163  1984-85

3 folders

Administrative history:
Thompson died in December 1983. Richards gave the address at the memorial service in Oxford and wrote the Royal Society memoir.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.161

Contents:
Includes drafts of Richards's memorial address and recollections sent to him for the address and memoir.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.162

Contents:
Biographical note written by I M Mills for special issue of Spectrochimica Acta, list of students and research associates 1930-67 and list of publications 1926-78.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.163

Contents:
Includes 'The F.A. 1976-81' written by Thompson shortly before he relinquished the Chairmanship of the Football Association in June 1981, and 'Chronological notes on the initiation of the Royal Society European Exchange Programme and the initiatives of the Council for Scientific Policy 1965-67'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.164  1969, 1975

Contents:
Thompson, P
Thompson was a pupil of Richards at Lincoln who subsequently did D.Phil. research with him.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.165  1971-73

Contents:
Unilever Research
Richards ended his consultancy agreement with Unilever in 1973 because of the pressure of other commitments.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.166  1967-69

Contents:
Vallee, B L

Varian associates  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.167-G.170  1956-73

4 folders

Administrative history:
Varian associates were one of the leading manufacturers of nuclear magnetic resonance equipment.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.167  1956-58

Contents:
Includes printed material.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.168  1959-60

Contents:
Varian associates

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.169  1961-62

Contents:
Varian associates

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.170  1963-65, 1967-68, 1973

Contents:
Varian associates

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.171  1982-83

Contents:
Weatherall, D J
Re medical consilia lectures on nuclear magnetic resonance.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.172  1959, 1961, 1963

Contents:
Wells, E J
Wells came from Sydney to do D.Phil. research in Richard's laboratory.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.173  1952, 1956, 1961

Contents:
Willard, T H

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.174  1974-75, 1980-81

Contents:
Williams, R J P
Williams was a founder member of the Oxford Enzyme Group.
Includes copies of Williams's letter to G K Radda, 20 December 1974 and Radda's reply, 14 January 1975, re enzyme research.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.175  1960, 1962

Contents:
Yorke, B A
Includes ms draft on 'NMR and electrolyte solutions'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.176  1953, 1957, 1959, 1975

Contents:
Yorke, R W

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.177  1960

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.178  1961

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.179  1962

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.180  1963

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.181  1964

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.182  1965

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.183  1966

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.184  1967

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.185  1968

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.186  1969

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.187  1970

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.188  1971

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.189  1972

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.190  1973

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.191  1974

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.192  1975-77

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.193  1981

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.194  1982

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.195  1983

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.196  1984 and nd

Contents:
Correspondence

REFERENCES AND APPOINTMENTS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.197  1961,1964-66

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.198  1967-68

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.199  1969

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.200  1970

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.201  1971

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.202  1972

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.203  1973

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.204  1974

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.205  1975

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.206  1976

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.207  1977

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.208  1978-79

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.209  1980

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.210  1981

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.211  1982

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.212  1983

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.213  1984

Contents:
References and Appointments

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/G.214  1988 and nd

Contents:
References and Appointments

SECTION H BIOGRAPHICAL  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.1 - H.66  [n.d.]

Arrangement: H. 1 - H. 3 Biographical and bibliographical
H. 4 - H.26 Career, honours and awards
H.27 - H.39 Personal correspondence
H.40 - H.46 Social engagements
H.47 - H.66 Photographs


BIOGRAPHICAL AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.1

Contents:
Richards's summary of his contribution to British chemistry written at the request of N N Greenwood for a book on contemporary British chemists, January 1969.
Autobiographical account for McGraw-Hill Modern Scientists and Engineers, January 1979. Ms draft and typescript copy, with published version sent to Richards, 19 December 1980.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.2

Contents:
'Distinguished academic takes over as director'. Profile of Richards in Unilever Magazine written upon his appointment as director of Leverhulme Trust, 1985.
Interview with Richards for International Analyst, November 1987.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.3  1944-78

Contents:
List of publications

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

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.4


Related information: See H.25, H.26 for further press-cuttings relating to Richards.

Contents:
Exercise book, inscribed 'Details of Rex's progress' kept by his parents as a scrapbook for press-cuttings, with notes on Richards's career and honours at front. It has been kept up to date to 1971.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.5  1933-41

Contents:
Colyton Grammar School reports and examination certificates

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.6

Contents:
St John's College Oxford.
Notification of the award of Exhibition in Natural Science, ?1941.
Matriculation certificate, January 1942.
Letter from C Norwood, 15 January 1945, informing Richards that H W Thompson had proposed the rank of Honorary Scholar for him. Unfortunately since Richards had already taken his BA he was ineligible for the honour.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.7

Contents:
Home Guard service certificate. Richards served in the Home Guard June 1940 - December 1944.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.8

Contents:
Notice re confirmation of Richards's election to Official Fellowship [of Lincoln College Oxford], 8 October 1947.
Invitation to marriage of Richards and Miss Eva Vago, Lincoln College Chapel, 2 July 1948.
Letter from Rector of Lincoln College, 22 June 1950, re payment and teaching duties of Richards at Lincoln.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.9  1956

Contents:
Offers of posts:
Harvard (Associate Professorship), 1956. Richards was a visiting Research Fellow at Harvard in 1955.
University College Swansea (Professorship)

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.10

Contents:
Letter from C N Hinshelwood expressing his delight that Richards had been nominated by the Council for election to the Royal Society, 6 March 1959.
Notification of Richards's election to Dr Lee's Chair of Chemistry, Oxford, 30 April 1963.
Notification of Richards's election to Honorary Fellowship of Lincoln College, 7 March 1968

Merton College Oxford.  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.11-H.14  [n.d.]

4 folders

Administrative history:
Richards was appointed Warden of Merton College in 1969. He retired at the end of September 1984 to take up the Directorship of the Leverhulme Trust. For the period 1977-81 he also served as Vice-Chancellor of the University.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.11  1969

Contents:
Letter from Richards agreeing to be considered as a candidate for the Wardenship, 9 March 1969, letters of congratulation with Richards's replies, note from E J Bowen with 'two facts about Merton you may be able to use sometime'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.12  1971-77

Contents:
1976 item relates to 'Vice-Chancellorship arrangements'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.13  1983

Contents:
Letters expressing regret at Richards's decision to resign in 1984 and congratulating him on his new post.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.14  1984

Contents:
Includes material re visit of Crown Prince and Princess of Japan to Merton, 5 March. Their son was studying at the College.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.15

Contents:
Election to Fellowship of the Royal Institute of Chemistry, December 1970. Notification of election, certificate of Fellowship, etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.16

Contents:
Exeter University.
Letter re Richards's Honorary D.Sc., 4 June 1975.
Material re Richards's installation as Chancellor of the University, 26 April 1982.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.17

Contents:
Davy Medal 1976. Richards was awarded the Royal Society's Davy Medal 'for his outstanding contributions to nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy'. Notice, letters of congratulation.
Knighthood 1977. Letters of congratulation.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.18

Contents:
Invitations to consider various university appointments:
Edinburgh University (Principal), May 1978.
University College London (Provost), August 1978.
London University (Vice-Chancellor), March 1981.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.19  2 July 1984

Contents:
Trustee of National Heritage Memorial Fund.
Confirmation of appointment, May 1980; extension of term of office for one year, February 1983; letter of thanks for serving

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.20  1982, 1988

Contents:
Trustee of the Tate Gallery and National Gallery.
Richards was appointed a Trustee of the Tate Gallery for a seven year term from May 1982. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery as a Tate representative. Richards resigned from the Tate in 1988 but was re-appointed as a Trustee of the National Gallery for five years from November 1988.
Correspondence

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.21

Contents:
Medal of Honour of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, 1983. Programme for award ceremony.
Letter from the Prime Minister, 17 September 1983, thanking Richards for his contribution to a seminar on Science, Technology and Industry.
Honorary D.Sc. University of Leeds, 1984. Presentation addresses, guest list, Richards's reply to his citation.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.22

Contents:
Royal Medal 1986. Richards was awarded the Royal Society's Royal Medal 'in recognition of his contributions to the development of nuclear magnetic resonance'.
Honorary Sc.D. Cambridge University, 1987. Programme of order of proceedings and speeches of the orator, luncheon menus.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.23

Contents:
Offer of Presidency of Oxford Society London Branch, 1988 (declined).

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.24  1947-87

Contents:
Passports

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.25, H.26

2 folders

Contents:
Press-cuttings.

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
An alphabetically arranged sequence.

A  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.27  [n.d.]

B  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.28  [n.d.]

C  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.29  [n.d.]

D - G  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.30  [n.d.]

Ha - He  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.31  [n.d.]

Hi - Hu  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.32  [n.d.]

J - L  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.33  [n.d.]

Macmillan, M H  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.34  [n.d.]

M - N  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.35  [n.d.]

O - Q  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.36  [n.d.]

R - S  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.37  [n.d.]

T - Y  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.38  [n.d.]

First name and unidentified  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.39  [n.d.]

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENTS  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
A chronological sequence.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.40  1960, 1965

Contents:
Social Engagements

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.41  1976, 1977

Contents:
Social Engagements

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.42  1978

Contents:
Social Engagements

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.43  1979

Contents:
Social Engagements
(1)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.44  1979

Contents:
Social Engagements
(2)

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.45  1980, 1981

Contents:
Social Engagements

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.46  1988

Contents:
Social Engagements

PHOTOGRAPHS  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.47

Contents:
Two photographs of Richards as a child. One inscribed on back 'Ladram Bay Jly 14/28'.

St John's College Oxford group photographs.  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.48-H.50  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.48  June 1943

Contents:
Richards is fifth from the right in the second row down.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.49  June 1944

Contents:
Richards is sixth from the left in the third row down.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.50  June 1945

Contents:
Richards is fifth from the left in the second row up.

Photographs of Richards at scientific occasions.  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.51, H.52  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.51

Contents:
Group photograph of Magnetic Resonance Conference, New Hampton School, NH, 6-10 July 1959. With key.
Group photograph of 2nd Linderstrom-Lang Conference, Hindas, Sweden, 27 August - 1 September 1972. With key.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.52

Contents:
Photographs of Richards at 'Galveston 1978' and 'Galveston 1981'.
Photograph labelled 'BPMF [ British Postgraduate Medical Federation] meeting Lecture by Roy Calne'. Richards, chairman of BPMF from 1986, chairs the meeting.

Photographs of Richards as Warden of Merton College Oxford.  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.53-H.55  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.53

Contents:
Installation as Warden, 1969. With R Maudling (an Honorary Fellow of Merton).

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.54  1984

Contents:
Visit of Crown Prince and Princess of Japan to their son, Prince Hiro, then studying at Merton

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.55

Contents:
Photographs of Richards's gowns sent for a British Promotion mounted by Takashimaya Company Limited, 1984. With covering letter of thanks for loan of gowns, 19 November.
Visit of Japanese Ambassador, October 1985.

Photographs of Richards as Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University.  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.56-H.58  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.56  15 February 1978

Contents:
Oxford University Air Squadron Annual Dinner, With key.
With French Ambassador inscribed on back 'Maison Francaise 79'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.57  March 1981

Contents:
Opening of Archaeology of Jordan conference, 1980. Prince Charles and King Hussein were also present.
'OUP'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.58

Contents:
Mounted photographs of opening of Department of Virology.

Photographs of Richards receiving honours and awards.  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.59-H.61  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.59

Contents:
Honorary D.Sc., Exeter University, 3 July 1975.
Chem.Soc. 10/5/77'. Richards received the Society's Award in Theoretical Chemistry and Spectroscopy.
Honorary LL.D., Dundee University, July 1977.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.60

Contents:
Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Division Award, 17 March 1978.
Medal of Honour, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, 1983.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.61

Contents:
Honorary Sc.D., Cambridge University, 1987. Mounted photographs.

Photographs of Richards as Chancellor of Exeter University.  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.62, H.63  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.62

Contents:
With recipients of Honorary Degrees, including Sir David Phillips, Sir Robin Day, Glenda Jackson and I V A ('Viv') Richards.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.63  11 June 1984

Contents:
Visit of Princess Anne
In robes of office.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.64  1987

Contents:
Group photograph of Tate Gallery Trustees, 1987. Trustees are identified on back. A label for this and the following photograph identifies the occasion as 'Constable purchase'.
Opening of the Clore Gallery

Miscellaneous photographs of Richards.  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.65, H.66  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.65

Contents:
With K A Valiev, 1963.
At opening of Radcliffe Science Library Oxford extension by the Queen, June 1976.
In 'Jerusalem 1986', one with Theodore ('Teddy') Kollek, Mayor of Jerusalem.
At IBM meeting, 1986.
Labelled 'New OED 1986'.

[no title]  NCUACS 12.5.89/H.66  Nd

Contents:
21 portrait photographs of Richards, with negatives.

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