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Reference CSAC 33.10.75
Covering dates 1934 - 1957
Held by Leeds University, Brotherton Library
Extent 7 series, 378 files
All items are manuscript unless otherwise indicated.
Source of acquisition The papers were received from Mr. W.F. Astbury (son), Fru M.M. Persson (daughter), and the Astbury Department of Biophysics, University of Leeds. Dr. Thomas Lonsdale has also contributed his recollections of Astbury's early work, and a photograph (Item A.6).
Creators Astbury, William Thomas, 1898-1961, scientist and molecular biologist
Arrangement Astbury kept his correspondence in large 'A.B.C.' files each covering roughly one year. The letters were usually arranged in alphabetical order by name of correspondent, but there were no personal or subject files, or cross-references, and the system itself was far from consistent and proved impossible to retain. All the documents have been re-sorted and assigned either to categories (e.g. Section B. Leeds University, Section D. Publications, Section F. Conferences), industrial firms, or individual correspondent. The scientific correspondence in Section E is presented in alphabetical order, with dates: see note on p.16.
Related information Some scientific correspondence exchanged with Astbury 1933-40 remains in the personal papers of Professor C.D. Darlington FRS.
Bibliography A full list of Astbury's honours and awards may be found in the Memoir by J.D. Bernal, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Vol.9, 1963, p.26.

Administrative history:
b.1898 Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
educ. Longton High School
1917, 1919-21 Jesus College, Cambridge
1921-23 Demonstrator in Physics, University College, London, and Assistant to Sir William Bragg
1922 married Frances Gould
1923-28 Assistant to Sir William Bragg, Davy-Faraday Laboratory, Royal Institution, London
1928-37 Lecturer in Textile Physics, University of Leeds
1937-45 Reader in Textile Physics, University of Leeds
1940 Elected to Royal Society
1945-61 Professor of Biomolecular Structure and Hon. Reader in Textile Physics, University of Leeds

Contents:
The collection illustrates all aspects of Astbury's activities, with the exception of his work at the Royal Institution and earliest work at Leeds. The bulk of the documents represent the extensive scientific correspondence which he conducted - often single-handed in the absence of secretarial help, as the letters themselves make clear - with individual colleagues and learned societies, especially 1940-57. No records can be traced for the following periods: 1947 (all); 1949 (January-July), but the surviving letters, research plans and progress reports help to document the rapid progress of research in protein structure and nucleic acids during and after the 1939-45 War.
Contents
A. Biographical & Personal Files 1 - 18
B. University of Leeds & Department Files 1 - 42
C. Notebooks & Slides Files 1 - 6
D. Lectures & Publications Files 1 - 58
E. Scientific Correspondence Files 1-212
F. Conferences Files 1- 15
G. Committees & Societies Files 1- 27



A. Biographical and personal  CSAC 33.10.75/A.1 - CSAC 33.10.75/A.18  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.1  1914-45

Contents:
'Press Books' containing press cuttings of lectures, honours and awards, scientific articles; telegrams; printed notices of lectures, invitations; autographed menus; photographs; programmes of conferences and meetings; letters of appointment; obituary notices:

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.2  1946-51

Contents:
'Press Books' containing press cuttings of lectures, honours and awards, scientific articles; telegrams; printed notices of lectures, invitations; autographed menus; photographs; programmes of conferences and meetings; letters of appointment; obituary notices:

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.3  1951-61

Contents:
'Press Books' containing press cuttings of lectures, honours and awards, scientific articles; telegrams; printed notices of lectures, invitations; autographed menus; photographs; programmes of conferences and meetings; letters of appointment; obituary notices:

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.4  1937-38, 1950

Contents:
Journal of visits to USA.
(139 pp. 1937 visit; 5 pp. 1938; 1p 1950.) Contains notes of discussions with scientific colleagues.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.5  n.d

Contents:
Biographical Details (for Who's Who, etc.)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.6  n.d

Contents:
Correspondence containing biographical information; letter to CSAC from Thomas Lonsdale enclosing photographs of 'ping-pong group' taken on roof of Davy-Faraday Laboratory.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.7  n.d

Contents:
Folder containing letter from W.L. Bragg offering to sponsor Astbury for election to Royal Society, copy of Astbury's reply, copies of Astbury's acknowledgements of letters of congratulation on election; correspondence re official photograph for National Portrait Gallery.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.8  1945-56

Contents:
Honours (letters of notification and of congratulation, and copies of Astbury's replies):
Croonian Lecture, 1945
Royal Society of Sciences, Uppsala, 1946
Hon. D.Sc., University of Strasbourg, 1946
Sylvanus Thompson Memorial Medal, British Institute of Radiology, 1948
Rockefeller Grant, 1948
Honorary Life Membership, New York Academy of Sciences, 1950
Corresponding Member, Istituto Lombardo di Scienze e Lettere, Milan, 1951
American Society of European Chemists, 1953
Foreign Member, Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, 1956

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.9  1941-52

Contents:
Correspondence re membership of various committees and societies:
Society for Freedom in Science, Société Philomathique de Paris, Hospital Physicists' Association, Leeds Regional Hospital Board, Royal Microscopical Society, Gerontological Society
Invitations to fill academic post in Canada, assume directorship in India.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.10  1941-45, 1955-56

Contents:
War Service correspondence. Astbury served as Navigation Officer in Leeds University Air Squadron.
The file includes arrangements for training courses for navigation instructors, dress regulations, memoranda, specimen examination paper for meteorology course, navigation syllabus, fire-watching duties.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.11  1945-46, 1948-57

Contents:
Correspondence re Astbury's musical interests: instruments, concerts, Leeds University Midday Recitals Committee; with E. Ashby and C.W. Bunn re Astbury's device for violin support.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.12  1942-54

Contents:
Correspondence re travel arrangements.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.13  1950-56

Contents:
Correspondence re illness (mostly during 1954-56).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.14  1945-56

Contents:
Misc. invitations (not indexed).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.15  1940-56

Contents:
Acknowledgements of congratulory letters sent by Astbury.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/A.16-A.18  1940-56

3 folders

Contents:
Misc. personal correspondence

B. University of Leeds and Department  CSAC 33.10.75/B.1 - CSAC 33.10.75/B.42  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.1  1939-49


Related information: See also files with G. Eaves, L. Singleton, B. Patnaik, N.N. Saha, L. Lorand in Section E).

Contents:
Correspondence with and re students and staff The correspondence deals with applications to join dept., wartime employment, applications for fellowships, grants for foreign students, advertisement and applications for laboratory boy, placing of students from departments of other universities, examining of theses

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.2  1950-52


Related information: See also files with G. Eaves, L. Singleton, B. Patnaik, N.N. Saha, L. Lorand in Section E).

Contents:
Correspondence with and re students and staff The correspondence deals with applications to join dept., wartime employment, applications for fellowships, grants for foreign students, advertisement and applications for laboratory boy, placing of students from departments of other universities, examining of theses

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.3  1953-56


Related information: See also files with G. Eaves, L. Singleton, B. Patnaik, N.N. Saha, L. Lorand in Section E).

Contents:
Correspondence with and re students and staff The correspondence deals with applications to join dept., wartime employment, applications for fellowships, grants for foreign students, advertisement and applications for laboratory boy, placing of students from departments of other universities, examining of theses

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.4  1939-46

Contents:
Correspondence with Registrar re appointments in the department, research grants from charitable foundations, setting of oral examinations for students, Astbury's membership on University committees; includes copies of letters from Registrar to members of Astbury's department

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.5  1948-50

Contents:
Correspondence with Registrar re appointments in the department, research grants from charitable foundations, setting of oral examinations for students, Astbury's membership on University committees; includes copies of letters from Registrar to members of Astbury's department

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.6  1951-52

Contents:
Correspondence with Registrar re appointments in the department, research grants from charitable foundations, setting of oral examinations for students, Astbury's membership on University committees; includes copies of letters from Registrar to members of Astbury's department

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.7  1953-54

Contents:
Correspondence with Registrar re appointments in the department, research grants from charitable foundations, setting of oral examinations for students, Astbury's membership on University committees; includes copies of letters from Registrar to members of Astbury's department

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.8  1955-57

Contents:
Correspondence with Registrar re appointments in the department, research grants from charitable foundations, setting of oral examinations for students, Astbury's membership on University committees; includes copies of letters from Registrar to members of Astbury's department

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.9  1940-48

Contents:
Correspondence with Bursa re departmental grants and finances, salaries, accounts

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.10  1949-50

Contents:
Correspondence with Bursa re departmental grants and finances, salaries, accounts

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.11  1951-52

Contents:
Correspondence with Bursa re departmental grants and finances, salaries, accounts

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.12  1953-54

Contents:
Correspondence with Bursa re departmental grants and finances, salaries, accounts

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.13  1955-56

Contents:
Correspondence with Bursa re departmental grants and finances, salaries, accounts

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.14-B.17  1944-57

4 folders

Contents:
Correspondence with members of other departments in the University re arrangements for Astbury and his staff to give lecture courses to students of other departments, University business, social invitations, visits of scientists to Leeds. B.14 contains correspondence re establishment of new Department of Biomolecular Structure

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.14  1944-46, 1948-50


Related information: See also files of correspondence with E.G. Cox, J.T. Ingram, J.B. Speakman, R.D. Passey, L. Lorand, N.N. Saha and M.R. Truter in Section E

Contents:
Correspondence with members of other departments in the University

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.15  1951-52


Related information: See also files of correspondence with E.G. Cox, J.T. Ingram, J.B. Speakman, R.D. Passey, L. Lorand, N.N. Saha and M.R. Truter in Section E

Contents:
Correspondence with members of other departments in the University

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.16  1953-54


Related information: See also files of correspondence with E.G. Cox, J.T. Ingram, J.B. Speakman, R.D. Passey, L. Lorand, N.N. Saha and M.R. Truter in Section E

Contents:
Correspondence with members of other departments in the University

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.17  1955-57


Related information: See also files of correspondence with E.G. Cox, J.T. Ingram, J.B. Speakman, R.D. Passey, L. Lorand, N.N. Saha and M.R. Truter in Section E

Contents:
Correspondence with members of other departments in the University

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.18  1940-56

Contents:
Correspondence with Vice-Chancellor, including correspondence re establishment of new Department of Biomolecular Structure.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.19  1944-46

Contents:
Correspondence with C.G. Kay Sharp re establishment of Ophthalmological Research Unit.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.20  1943-57

Contents:
Correspondence with Fabric Office/Planning Engineer.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.21  1951-55

Contents:
Correspondence re courses given by Department of Extra-mural Studies.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.22  1946

Contents:
Correspondence re exchange between senior members of London Midland and Scottish Railway Co. and teaching staff of University.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.23  1941-45

Contents:
Requests and arrangements for visits with Astbury and/or to his laboratory at Leeds

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.24  1946, 1948

Contents:
Requests and arrangements for visits with Astbury and/or to his laboratory at Leeds

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.25  1949-50

Contents:
Requests and arrangements for visits with Astbury and/or to his laboratory at Leeds

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.26  1951-52

Contents:
Requests and arrangements for visits with Astbury and/or to his laboratory at Leeds

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.27  1953-57

Contents:
Requests and arrangements for visits with Astbury and/or to his laboratory at Leeds

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.28-B.31  1943-1957

Contents:
Electron Microscope

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.28  1944-54

Contents:
Requests from schools, societies, industrial laboratories, government departments, Leeds University academics to view demonstrations of electron microscope (not indexed).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.29  1941-57

Contents:
Correspondence with RCA re purchase, servicing and replacement parts of electron microscope (not indexed).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.30  1943

Contents:
Correspondence re hiring of technician to operate electron microscope, advertisement in Nature etc. Ronald Reed was appointed to the post. (not indexed)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.31  1944-57

Contents:
Misc. correspondence re electron microscope (advice to other universities re purchase and maintenance of E.M., use of the E.M. by other departments at Leeds, manufacture of new parts, articles for the press, etc.).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.32-B.42  1940-1956

Contents:
Equipment

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.32  1946

Contents:
Correspondence with British Supply Office.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.33  1940-52

Contents:
Correspondence with Ilford Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.34  1941-46

Contents:
Correspondence with Metropolitan Vickers.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.35  1947-56

Contents:
Correspondence with Metropolitan Vickers.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.36  1940-50

Contents:
Correspondence with Philips Electrical Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.37  1940-43

Contents:
Misc. correspondence re equipment and supplies for department

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.38  1944

Contents:
Misc. correspondence re equipment and supplies for department

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.39  1945-48

Contents:
Misc. correspondence re equipment and supplies for department

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.40  1949-50

Contents:
Misc. correspondence re equipment and supplies for department

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.41  1951-53

Contents:
Misc. correspondence re equipment and supplies for department

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/B.42  1954-56

Contents:
Misc. correspondence re equipment and supplies for department

C. Notebooks and slides  CSAC 33.10.75/C.1 - CSAC 33.10.75/C.6  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/C.1  1928-39, 1942

Contents:
Laboratory notebook containing record of experimental results, diagrams, measurement of photographs, notes on articles read. Notations on muscle photographs (1932), on extensibility of fibres (1932), on cancer photographs (1932). Notes on 'Lectures at the Dept. of Leather Industries (Mr. Thompson)' (1932-33). Notebook also contains draft of 'Report on the structure of Polyisobutylene for I.C.I. Ltd. at Billingham', December 1942, with photographs and figures.
At the end of the notebook there is an 'Index of Wool X-ray Photographs' with 482 entries dated and described. These entries include summaries of those photograph measurements which are recorded in the experimental results.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/C.2  1934-61

Contents:
Notebook titled on first page 'X-ray and Related Research on the Molecular Structure of Biological Tissues Proteins, etc. (Rockefeller Grant)'. The notebook begins with an entry dated 1934 and continues for 209 pages (in Astbury's hand) to the last entry dated March 1961 and labelled 'Feather Keratin'. The experiments, tabular summaries of data, graphs, illustrations, notes on others work, are clearly set out and dated. Many loose notes and data were inserted between the pages of the notebook and these have been left in their original position. There is one package of illustrations and photographs.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/C.3  1931-52

Contents:
Notebook containing drafts and notes of lectures:
'Lectures on the Fundamental Structure of Textile, delivered to 2nd and 3rd year Textile Physics Class, Oct. 1931-1932.'
'Lecture on X -ray Investigation of Collagen and Gelatin delivered to Leather Dept. (Leeds University), June 21, 1933.'
'Lectures on the Molecular Structure and Properties of Textile Fibres. Dept. of Textile Industries, The University of Leeds. Session 1934-35.'
'Lectures on The Molecular Structure of Fibres. Textile Physics. 1936-37.'
'Lecture by White (I.C.I.) on dyeing of new synthetic fibres.' 1940.
'Colloquium on Nylon by A.K. Saville.' 1942.
'Advanced course on The Science of Fibres given in the Textile Dept., 1952.'

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/C.4  1947


Related information: (See also Item CSAC 33.10.75/D.32).

Contents:
Notebook containing 119 pp. draft entitled 'Studies of Protein Structure', May 1947, with loose bibliographical notes. Possibly the draft for a monograph Astbury was to write for Oxford University Press series.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/C.5  c. 1953

Contents:
Wooden slide case containing 105 slides (possibly for visit to USA in 1953) and a full descriptive index. The slides cover the whole range of Astbury's career and the multitude of his interests.

[no title or date]  CSAC 33.10.75/C.6

Contents:
2 envelopes containing photograph of X-ray of Ardil (1945) and X-ray photographs from Bamford (1953).

D. Lectures, addresses and publications  CSAC 33.10.75/D.1 - CSAC 33.10.75/D.58  [n.d.]

Contents:
D.1 - D.29 Lectures, addresses
D.30 - D.58 Publications

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.1  1939-40

Contents:
'The Molecular Structure of the Fibres of the Collagen Group.' First Proctor Memorial Lecture, International Society of Leather Trades' Chemists, London Conference 28 Aug. 1940: correspondence re scheduling and publishing of lecture, published in J. Internat. Soc. Leather Trades' Chemists, Vol.24, p.69 (No.41 in R.S. Memoir).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.2  1940-41

Contents:
Correspondence re:
'The Structure of Proteins', The Chemical Society of Glasgow, 15 Nov. 1940.
'Protein Multilayers', University of Manchester Chemical Society, 5 Nov. 1940.
'Adventures among the Proteins', Ardeer Chemical Club, 10 Dec. 1940.
'The Molecular Structure and Properties of the Collagen Fibres', Manchester College of Technology Chemical Society, 10 Feb. 1941.
'Protein Structure', Institute of Chemistry East Midlands Section, 20 Feb. 1941.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.3  1941

Contents:
'Proteins.' Jubilee Memorial Lecture, Society of Chemical Industry, published in Chem. and Ind. 60, 41, 491 (No.52 in R.S. Memoir).
Invitation to deliver lecture from Prof. J.C. Philip FRS, correspondence re details of lecture, venue, printing of lecture, reprints.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.4-D.5  1942-50, 1957

2 folders

Contents:
Correspondence with British Council and the British Broadcasting Corporation re Astbury's broadcasts: scripts, ideas for new programmes, scheduling of rehearsals and recording sessions, publication and illustration of broadcasts, distribution of recordings, translation, letters received following broadcasts. Titles include:
'Textile fibres from peanuts.'
'Fibres in nature and industry.'
'Motion, muscles and molecules.'
'Molecules to measure' series.
'Clear thinking.'

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.6  1941-43

Contents:
Correspondence re:
'Applied X-rays', Society of Chemical Industry, Newcastle Upon Tyne Section, 30 June 1941.
'X-rays and the stoichiometry of the proteins, with special reference to the structure of the Keratin-myosin group', The Chemical Society, London, 20 Nov. 1941. Published in J. Chem. Soc., 1942, p.337 (No.55 in R.S. Memoir).
'The Structure of Fibres', Chemical Society, Dundee, 19 Jan. 1942.
'X-rays and protein structure: some recent advances', Oxford University Junior Scientific Club, 30 Oct. 1942.
'Fibrous Proteins', University of Manchester Chemical Society, 28 July 1943.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.7  1941-56

Contents:
Lancastrian Frankland Society: correspondence with W.G. Sedgwick re lecture on 'Proteins', 9 Jan. 1942 and lecture on 'From Wool to Bacterial Flagella: Studies in the Molecular Basis of Biological Motility', 7 Dec. 1956. The file also contains some scientific correspondence.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.8  1944

Contents:
'X-ray examinations of plastics', Society of Chemical Industry, Plastics Group, 15 March 1944. Published in Chem. and Ind., No.15, p.114 (No.64 in R.S. Memoir): correspondence re scheduling of lecture and publication of Mss.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.9  1944

Contents:
Correspondence re:
'The X-ray study of plastics', Chemical, Textile Chemical, and Textile Societies of Manchester College of Technology, 22 May 1944.
'The Molecular Structure of Fibres', Lancaster Section of the Textile Institute, 7 Oct. 1944.
'Adventures among the Proteins and other Molecular Giants', Association of Women Science Teachers, 23 Sept. 1944.
'X-ray analysis of fibres', Yorkshire Section of the Textile Institute, 9 Oct. 1944.
Misc. invitations (declined).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.10  1944-46

Contents:
'Fibres and Fabrics, old and new', Royal Institution Friday Discourse, 12 May 1944. Published in Proc. Roy. Inst., Vol.33, p.140, 1946 (No.65 in R.S. Memoir).
Invitation from Sir Henry Dale, correspondence with W.J. Green re arrangements for lecture and equipment, with librarian re publication.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.11  1944-48

Contents:
'X-ray interpretation of wool', Cantor Lecture, Royal Society of Arts, 26 Feb. 1945. Published in J. Roy. Soc. Arts, Vol.43, p.613, 1945 (No.64a in R.S. Memoir).
Correspondence re scheduling of lecture, list of people to whom invitations were sent, publication and illustration of lecture, publicity.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.12  1945

Contents:
Correspondence re:
'Science and Textile Industries', Rotary Club of Bradford, 19 Jan. 1945.
'X-ray study of plastics', Association of Scientific Workers, 8 Feb. 1945.
'The Molecular Structure of Fibres. A Review of the Present Position', Scottish Section of the Textile Institute, 2 March 1945.
'Macro-molecules', British Section of International Society of Leather Trades Chemists, 21 Sept. 1945.
Misc. invitations to lecture (declined).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.13  1946

Contents:
'Recent advances in X-ray and related studies of the fibrous proteins', lecture at Utrecht, 9 Nov. 1946 (with correspondence re other invitations to lecture in Holland). Summary of lecture is included in the file.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.14  1946

Contents:
Correspondence re:
Lecture to Old Scholars, Scientific Society, Yorkshire, 5 Jan. 1946.
'The Structure and Elastic Properties of Synthetic Fibres', Birmingham and Midlands Section of Royal Institute of Chemistry, 15 Feb. 1946 (with 2-page typescript of abstract).
Lecture on penicillin, The Inner Wheel, Leeds, 22 Feb. 1946.
Speech day, Longton High School, 6 June 1946.
Misc. invitations (declined).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.15  1947-48

Contents:
Correspondence re:
Lecture to Society of Chemical Industry, Newcastle Upon Tyne Section, 16 April 1947.
Lecture to Royal Institute of Chemistry, South Yorkshire Section, May 1947.
'Collagen and Keratin', Royal College of Surgeons, Dental Postgraduate Course, 28 Jan. 1948.
'The structure of biological tissues as revealed by X-ray diffraction analysis and electron microscopy' (Sylvanus Thompson Memorial Lecture), 16 April 1948. Published in Br. J. Radiol., Vol.22, p.355 (No.84 in R.S. Memoir).
Demonstration of electron microscope, Royal Microscopical Society Soirée, 6 Oct. 1948.
'The electron microscope and some recent discoveries with it in the field of macromolecules', Chemical Society, Sheffield, 4 Nov. 1948.
'The Muscle Machine', Biochemical Society, University of Birmingham, 11 Nov. 1948.
'Macromolecular adventures with the electron microscope', Chemical Society, Aberdeen, 10 Dec. 1948.
Misc. invitations (declined).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.16  1947

Contents:
'The Science of Fibres', Bradford Textile Society, 13 Jan. 1947. Published in J. Bradford Textile Society, p.3, 1946-47 (No.69 in R.S. Memoir).
Correspondence re arrangements for lecture, publication, reprints.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.17  1947-49

Contents:
'Macromolecular Adventures with the Electron Microscope', Presidential Address to the Yorkshire Branch of the Science Masters' Association, 12 Oct. 1948.
During Astbury's year as president, the Association held a Conference on the Correlation of School and University Science Teaching on 8 May at Leeds University; the file includes Astbury's correspondence with the secretary re arrangements for the conference (speakers, publicity, hospitality).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.18  1949

Contents:
Correspondence re:
Lecture to Blackburn Philosophical and Scientific Society, 7 Oct. 1949.
'Recent Macromolecular Adventures with the Electron Microscope', Glasgow Section of Royal Institute of Chemistry, 21 Oct. 1949.
Lecture to Society of Glass Technology, Wembley, 26 Oct. 1949.
Lecture to Royal Institute of Chemistry, Tees-side Section, 28 Oct. 1949.
Lecture to Chemical Society, Southampton, 25 Nov. 1949.
Misc. regrets.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.19  1950

Contents:
Correspondence re:
'X-ray analysis and electron microscopy of fibre structure', University of Manchester, 9 Feb. 1950.
'The Chemistry and Physics of Textile Fibres', University College, Leicester, 21 Feb. 1950.
'Molecular Studies with the electron microscope', Huddersfield Section, Royal Institute of Chemistry, 7 March 1950.
'The Science of Fibres', course for tutors, University of London, 25 April 1950.
Lecture at jubilee meeting of the British Ceramic Society, 25 April 1950.
'X-ray and electron microscope studies of the structure of biological tissues', Fison Memorial Lecture, Guy's Hospital Medical School, 9 June 1950.
'The Muscle Machine, and from there down to bacterial flagella', Association of Women Science Teachers, 25 Nov. 1950.
Misc. regrets.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.20  1950-53

Contents:
'Adventures in Molecular Biology', The Harvey Lecture, New York, 28 Sept. 1950. Published in Harvey Soc. Series, Vol.46 (No.93 in R.S. Memoir).
Correspondence re dinner before lecture, publication, illustrations, request for reprint.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.21  1950-52

Contents:
'Festival of Britain', correspondence re planning of Science Exhibition in South Kensington.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.22  1951

Contents:
'Fibres and Chain Molecules, Old and New', the Plastics Institute, 1 Nov. 1951.
Correspondence re scheduling of lecture, synopsis, publicity and news accounts, 2-page typescript summary of lecture.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.23  1951-52

Contents:
Correspondence re:
'Studies by X-ray analysis, electron microscopy and supporting techniques of the structure of biological macromolecules and the tissues formed from them', British Postgraduate Medical Federation, London, 23 Oct. 1951.
'The Muscle Machine and Bacterial Flagella', Biological Society, University of Sheffield, 26 Nov. 1951.
'Some recent adventures in molecular biology', Maxwell Society, King's College, London, 21 Jan. 1952.
'The Problem of the Structure of Collagen Fibres: How We Stand Now', Atkin Memorial Lecture, Leather Students' Society, Leeds, 22 Feb. 1952.
'Fibres and Fibre Molecules in Industry, Biology and Medicine', W.E.A., 21 April 1952.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.24  1952-53

Contents:
'The great adventure of fibre structure', The Mather Lecture, The Textile Institute, 1952. Published in J. Text. Inst., Vol.44, p.81 (No. 105 in R.S. Memoir).
Correspondence re publication of lecture.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.25  1952

Contents:
Correspondence re:
Prize-giving at County School for Boys, Bromley, Kent, 11 July 1952.
'Hairs, Muscles and Bacterial Flagella', Biochemical Society, University of Birmingham, 16 Oct. 1952.
'Hairs, Muscles and Bacterial Flagella', Chemical Society, St. Andrews University, 14 Nov. 1952.
Misc. invitations to speak.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.26  1953

Contents:
Correspondence re:
'Modes of Vision', Derby Scientific Club, Derby, 16 Jan. 1953.
Lecture to Cardiff Section of Textile Institute, 22 Jan. 1953.
'The Structure of the Wool Fibre', Huddersfield Textile Society, 30 March 1953 (with typescript verbatim report of lecture).
'Some recent ideas about the proteins and other biological macromolecules', British Postgraduate Medical Federation, 17 Nov. 1953 (with schedule of lecturers for course).
Misc. invitations (declined).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.27  1954

Contents:
Correspondence re:
Christmas lectures for children, sponsored by Bradford Civic Society, 8 and 9 Jan. 1954.
'Recent ideas on the structure of the proteins and nucleic acids', Manchester University Chemical Society, 11 Feb. 1954.
Misc. invitations (declined).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.28  1952-54

Contents:
'Some observations and thoughts on the structure and motility of flagella', Litchfield Lecture, Oxford University Medical School, 19 May 1954 (originally scheduled for 6 May 1953, but cancelled due to illness).
Correspondence with A.H.T. Robb-Smith re arrangements for lecture and for dinner, and re details of electron microscopes.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.29  1955-57

Contents:
Correspondence re:
Proposed visit to Russia for lectures in 1955 (cancelled due to illness).
'Studies of the molecular basis of biological motility', Ramsey Memorial Lecture, 1 Dec. 1955 (lecture not given).
Speech to Rotary Club of Bradford scheduled for 16 Dec. 1955 (not delivered).
'The Structure of Fibres', National Physical Laboratory, 19 Nov. 1956 (with synopsis of speech).
'Protein structure', Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College, 30 Jan. 1957.
'The present position in protein fibre studies', University of Birmingham Biochemical Society, 7 Feb. 1957.
'Fundamentals of Collagen', British Society of Periodontology, 4 May 1957.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.30-D.31  1940-45

Contents:
Textile Fibres under the X-ray, Imperial Chemical Industries, 1940:
Invitation to write book, correspondence re points to be included, arrangements for visit to discuss the work in progress, queries of accuracy, difficulties in obtaining good reproductions of photo-graphs, foreign translations, distribution of presentation copies and the letters of thanks. (See also Item D.46, correspondence re Endeavour and Items E.82-E.89, I.C.I.)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.32  1940-50

Contents:
Correspondence with Oxford University Press re proposed 2nd edition of Fundamentals of Fibre Structure and re a monograph on X-ray Studies of Protein Structure which Astbury was to write for R.H. Fowler's International Series (with letter from N.F. Mott urging him to complete the work). The monograph was never published. Item C.4, a 119-page Ms draft dated May 1947 and entitled 'Studies of Protein Structure', is presumably Astbury's draft for this work.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.33  1940

Contents:
'An attempt at an X-ray analysis of embryonic processes' (with R.G. Harrison and K.M. Rudall), J. Exp. Zool. 85, 339 (No.45 in R.S. Memoir): correspondence with co-authors.
'Science in relation to the community', School Science Review, No.109, p.268 (No.78 in R.S. Memoir).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.34  1941-42, 1944

Contents:
Correspondence with Jerome Alexander re Astbury's article 'Proteins' for Vol.V of 'Colloid Chemistry, Theoretical and Applied'. (This article is not given in the R.S. Memoir bibliography.)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.35  1941-50

Contents:
Correspondence re publication of 'X-rays and the stoichiometry of the proteins', Advances in Enzymology, Vol.3, p.63 (No.57 in R.S. Memoir) and re royalties due to Astbury.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.36  1949-51

Contents:
Correspondence re 'Flagella', Scientific American, 184 No.1, p.21 (No.97 in R.S. Memoir).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.37-D.40  1939-57

4 folders.

Contents:
Correspondence re reviews and short contributions, distribution of offprints, setting up of illustrations, refereeing of papers

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.41-D.43  1939-56

3 folders.

Contents:
Correspondence re requests to reprint illustrations, photographs, figures, etc. from Astbury's published work

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.44-D.45  1940-57

2 folders

Contents:
Correspondence with the editors of Nature re submission of articles and letters for publication, refereeing of papers, reviews, permission to reproduce photographs and illustrations. Although the texts of only three contributions were with the correspondence, many of Astbury's letters contain much scientific information.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.46  1941-55

Contents:
Correspondence with editors of Endeavour re contributions by Astbury, translations, blocks for illustrations, proofs, and reviews. Astbury was requested to contribute an article on textile fibres under the X-ray for one of the first issues and much of the correspondence is re this article. The file also contains the typescript of Astbury's review of 'The Nature and Structure of Collagen' by J.T. Randall (1954).

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.47  1942-46

Contents:
Correspondence with J.G. Crowther and F.D. Ommanney re articles for Monthly Science News.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.48-D.49  1943-57

2 folders


Related information: (See also Item E.48, correspondence with Paul Doty.)

Contents:
Correspondence re Journal of Polymer Science, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Interscience Publishers Inc. (These correspondence files are so intermingled that the subjects cannot be segregated). D.48 covers 1943-1954 and D49 covers 1955-1957
Astbury was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Polymer Science; the correspondence includes requests for Astbury to contribute articles, memos re editorial business and publication matters. Astbury's forwarding of papers to Journal, arrangements to visit the Biophysics Department at Leeds, copies of correspondence between editors in N.Y. and authors in England.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.50  1945-51

Contents:
Correspondence re Journal of Colloid Science (Astbury was a member of the Consulting Committee of the Editorial Board): invitation to join Board, submission of papers, invitation to edit handbook on textile fibres.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.51-D.58  1946-57


Related information: (See also correspondence in Section E with G. Eaves, C. Weibull, L. Singleton, and especially with R. Wyckoff, another member of the Editorial Board.)

Administrative history:
Astbury was a member of the Editorial Board from its inception.

Contents:
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
The correspondence deals with the composition of the Editorial and Advisory Boards, distribution scheme of manuscripts submitted for publication, drafts of prospectus and of editorial policy, notifications of papers sent and received, monthly lists of papers submitted for publication, problems of long delays in publication and of poor reproduction of illustrations, subscription costs, reviews and articles by Astbury, proposals for various books to be sponsored by BBA, translations. Much of the correspondence, especially that with authors who submitted manuscripts to Astbury for forwarding to BBA, contains discussion of scientific subjects.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.51  March-Dec. 1946; Dec. 1947-July 1948

Contents:
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.52  Aug.-Dec. 1948; Aug. 1949-July 1950

Contents:
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.53  Aug. 1950-Nov. 1952

Contents:
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.54  Jan. 1953-Dec. 1953

Contents:
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.55  Jan. 1954-Dec. 1955

Contents:
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.56  Jan. 1956-Feb. 1957

Contents:
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.57  1948-1957

Contents:
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Monthly lists of Mss submitted for publication

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/D.58  1948-54

Contents:
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
One set of postcards notifications of receipt by BBA of Mss forwarded by Astbury.

E. Professional correspondence  CSAC 33.10.75/E.1 - CSAC 33.10.75/E.212  [n.d.]

Contents:
These files comprise Astbury's correspondence with scientific colleagues in universities, research laboratories, industrial or manufacturing firms, and also with Trusts and Foundations giving financial support to his work. Private individuals are listed by name; scientists working for firms such as I.C.I., British Celanese, etc. do not appear by name in the list below
An indication is given of the period covered by the correspondence.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.1  1955; 1952; 1944-48; 1942

Contents:
Adlam, J. Patrick
Allsopp, C. B.
Astbury, Norman
Atkins, W. R. G.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.2  1951-56

Contents:
Alexander, Peter

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.3  1946-52

Contents:
Andrade, Edward Neville da Costa

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.4  1952; 1951; 1948; 1955; 1943; 1946-48; 1941; 1950

Contents:
Bacon, G. H.
Baker, Richard F.
Barclay, A. E.
Barker, Aldred F.
Barrer, R. M.
Bates, Leslie Fleetwood
Beadle, L. C.
Bennett-Clark, Thomas Archibald

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.5  1944-45; 1951; 1950; 1946-55; 1955-56; 1940; 1955; 1940-43; 1943; 1944-45; 1946

Contents:
Berridge, N. J.
De Boer, J. H.
Bonhoeffer, K. F.
Bourne, Geoffrey H.
Bowes, M. E.
Brasseur, H.
Brewer, Douglas B.
Buck, John B.
Burr, H. K.
Burton, E. F.
Buxton, P. A.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.6  1939-41

Contents:
Bailey, Kenneth

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.7  1942-43

Contents:
Bailey, Kenneth

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.8  1944-46

Contents:
Bailey, Kenneth

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.9  1948-56

Contents:
Bailey, Kenneth

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.10  1951-52

Contents:
Bairati, Angelo

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.11  1940

Contents:
Bate-Smith, E. C.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.12  1951-56

Contents:
Bear, Richard S.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.13  1941-54

Contents:
Bernal, John Desmond

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.14  1950-53

Contents:
Bisset, Kenneth A.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.15  1946

Contents:
Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart (Baron Blackett of Chelsea)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.16  1941-46

Contents:
Block, Richard J.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.17  1940-54

Contents:
Bragg, Sir William & Bragg, Sir (William) Lawrence

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.18  1941-42

Contents:
British Celanese (Astbury was a consultant 1942-56)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.19  1943-45

Contents:
British Celanese (Astbury was a consultant 1942-56)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.20  1946-56

Contents:
British Celanese (Astbury was a consultant 1942-56)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.21  1943-46

Contents:
British Cotton Industry Research Association

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.22  1940-48

Contents:
British Leather Manufacturers' Research Association

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.23  1940-46

Contents:
British Pottery Research Association

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.24  1940-51

Contents:
Brother, George H.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.25  1945-51

Contents:
Burgers, W. G.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.26  1950-54; 1953; 1944; 1940; 1948; 1948

Contents:
Carter, D.
Cary-Gilson, F.
Cornu, Ch.
Corran, J. W.
Cragg, J. B.
Crook, E. M.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.27  1942-52

Contents:
Caspersson, T.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.28  1951-55

Contents:
Chargaff, Erwin

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.29  1940-51

Contents:
Chibnall, Albert Charles

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.30  1939-52

Contents:
Clark, George L.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.31  1948

Contents:
Clark, Sir Wilfrid Le Gros

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.32  1946-55

Contents:
Corey, Robert B.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.33  1941-46

Contents:
Courtaulds Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.34  1948-52

Contents:
Courtaulds Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.35  1953-55

Contents:
Courtaulds Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.36  1941-56

Contents:
Cox, Sir (Ernest) Gordon (George)
(Includes W.T.A.'s correspondence with Royal Society re assessment of Cox's work using Paul Instrument Fund grant (1955-56))

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.37  1940-41

Contents:
Cox, H. L.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.38  1951-56

Contents:
Czekalowski, Jaroslaw Wiktor

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.39  1946; 1941-42; 1948; 1948; 1946, 1954, 1958; 1944-45; 1956; 1941

Contents:
Dale, W. M.
Davenport, Charles B.
Day, T. D.
Dickinson, Sylvia
Dmochowski, Leontyn Ludomir
De Navarre, M. G.
Dougherty, Ellsworth C.
Durrans, Thomas H.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.40  1941-55

Contents:
Dainton, Sir Frederick Sydney

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.41  1948

Contents:
Dalgleish, Charles E.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.42  1939-44

Contents:
Darlington, Cyril Dean (includes correspondence and photographs in Dec. 1939 on nucleic acids quoted only in part in R. Olby, The path to the double helix, 1974, p.111)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.43  1948

Contents:
Darmon, S. E.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.44  1945-55

Contents:
Davies, Mansell M.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.45  1952-55

Contents:
Dillon, J. H.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.46  1940

Contents:
Dingle, Herbert

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.47  1953-56


Related information: (See also CSAC 33.10.75/F.4)

Contents:
Dohrn, Peter & Dohrn, R.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.48  1948-55

Contents:
Doty, Paul M.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.49  1950

Contents:
Dowson, W. J.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.50  1942, 1950

Contents:
Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd.

[no title or date]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.51

Contents:
Ellis, Frank
Engstrom, Ane
'Espinasse, Paul G.
Evans, G.
Evans, R. C.1950, 1955; 1946; 1948; 1942; 1940, 1946

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.52  1949-54

Contents:
Eaves, George

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.53  1951-53

Contents:
Edsall, John T.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.54  1945


Related information: (See also Imperial Chemical Industries)

Contents:
Elton, Sir Arthur Hallam Rice

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.55  1943-45

Contents:
Ewald, Paul P.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.56  1948; 1940; 1950; 1945; 1952; 1950

Contents:
Fearon, William
Fenton, W. C.
Fonbrune, P. de
Forman, Jan
Foster, John
Frazer, Alastair Campbell

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.57  1941, 1946, 1956

Contents:
Fankuchen, Isidor

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.58  1945-56

Contents:
Fish, Sir (Eric) Wilfred (also includes W.T.A.'s correspondence with Martin A. Rushton)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.59  1940-43

Contents:
Fowler, R. H.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.60  1953

Contents:
Franklin, Rosalind

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.61  1948; 1957; 1954; 1949; 1953-54; 1945; 1953; 1953; 1948; 1952-53; 1946; 1943-44

Contents:
Gard, Sven
George, William H.
Geren, Betty Ben
Ghosh, B. N.
Giles, C. H.
Goldie, A. N. A.
Gotte, Lorenzo
Graham, M.
Green, H. L.
Gross, Jerome
Gullard, J. Masson
Gutfreund, Herbert

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.62  1948-54

Contents:
Gorter, Evert

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.63  1951

Contents:
Gray, J.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.64  1950-56

Contents:
Gustavson, K. Helmer

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.65  1948; 1944; 1951; 1948; 1948; 1952; 1948; 1940; 1946; 1946; 1947; 1942; 1956

Contents:
Hallsworth, E. S.
Hamacher, Howard F.
Harvey, P.
Hellier, F. F.
Helveg-Larsen, H. F.
Heppleston, A. G.
Hermans, J. J.
Hermans, P. H.
Hetherington, A. L.
Hinshelwood, Cyril Norman
Holness, R. F. G.
Hopwood, F. L.
Horton, W. G.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.66  1944-55

Contents:
Haddow, Sir Alexander

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.67  1946-51

Contents:
Halle, Friedrich

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.68  1940-50

Contents:
Hanes, Charles Samuel

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.69  1940-57

Contents:
Happey, Frank

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.70  1941-45

Contents:
Harington, Sir Charles (Robert)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.71  1934-41

Contents:
Harrison, W.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.72  1942-55

Contents:
Harry, Ralph G.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.73  1941-51

Contents:
Harvey, A.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.74  1944-45

Contents:
Haworth, W. N.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.75  1950-53

Contents:
Heidelberger, Michael

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.76  1946-54

Contents:
Heringa, G. C.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.77  1940-45

Contents:
Hill, Archibald Vivian

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.78  1941-52

Contents:
Hirst, Sir Edmund (Langley)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.79  1953-54

Contents:
Hodge, Alan J.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.80  1942-52

Contents:
Hodgkin, Dorothy Crowfoot (includes one letter from Thomas Hodgkin 1944)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.81  1950-52

Contents:
Hoyle, Lester

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.82-E.91  1940-56


Related information: (See also CSAC 33.10.75/D.30-CSAC 33.10.75/D.31.)

Administrative history:
Astbury undertook research work for I.C.I. (Research Project 491 on Synthetic Resins) in 1940 and was made a consultant to the Dyestuffs Group in 1943, the consultancy being terminated in 1956. His book 'Textile fibres under the X-rays' (1940) was prepared for and published by I.C.I. The Company made financial contributions to the work of Astbury's Department of Biomolecular Structure, 1946-56. The I.C.I. subsidiaries, divisions or offices involved are:
Explosives Group (Nobel House, Stevenston, Ayrshire), I.C.I. (Alkali) Ltd. (Northwich, Cheshire)
Imperial Chemical House, Millbank, London
I.C.I. (Dyestuffs Division) (Hexagon House, Blackley, Manchester)
Plastics Division (Black Fan Road, Welwyn Garden City)
Nobel House, Buckingham Gate, London
Billingham Division (Billingham, Co. Durham)
Paints Division, Slough
Dumfries Factory, Drungans, Dumfries
'Terylene' Council, Welwyn

Contents:
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.
The correspondence deals with: arrangements for meetings and discussions, with memos. and Minutes thereof; reports, analyses and discussions of research in progress; purchase, installation and functioning of equipment; applications for research grants, fees for work undertaken, etc.; lectures demonstrations, film shows, conferences; publication and distribution of 'Textile Fibres under The X-rays', and misc. articles on research by Astbury and colleagues.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.82  1940-42

Contents:
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.83  1943

Contents:
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.84  1944

Contents:
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.85  1945

Contents:
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.86  1946

Contents:
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.87  1948 (one letter 1947)

Contents:
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.88  (Aug.) 1949-50

Contents:
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.89  1951-52

Contents:
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.90  1953

Contents:
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.91  1954-56

Contents:
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.92  1944, 1953-1956

Contents:
Ingram, John Thornton

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.93  1945-49

Contents:
Iterson, G. van

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.94  1940

Contents:
Janssen, L. W.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.95  1949-56

Contents:
Johnson, Paley

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.96  1941-42; 1950-51; 1942; 1941-42; 1945-46; 1956; 1945-46; 1954; 1956; 1945; 1944; 1950; 1944; 1948-55

Contents:
Kalmus, Hans
Kaye, Maurice A. G.
Keilin, David
Kenner, James
Ketelaar, J. A. A.
Kirkwood, S.
Knibbs, N. V. S.
Koch, William J.
Koffler, Henry
Kolkmeyer, N. H.
Koller, P. C.
Koprowski, Hilary
Kornreich, E.
Kratky, O.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.97  1949-54

Contents:
Kellgren, Jonas Henrik

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.98  1940


Related information: (See also Dingle, H.)

Contents:
Kellner, Lotte

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.99  1953-55

Contents:
Kendrew, John Cowdery

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.100  1940-1954

Contents:
Kodak Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.101  1953; 1953; 1945; 1950; 1948; 1944; 1953; 1945; 1946; 1950; 1940; 1945

Contents:
Lachman, F.
Laki, Koloman
Lane, E. S.
Laue, Max von
Laves, Wolfgang
Lee, Sir Kenneth
Lendrum, F. C.
Lessing, R.
Life Wave Comb Co.
Little, Kitty
Loofbourow, John R.
Lovecy, A.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.102  1940-56

Contents:
De Lange, J. J.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.103  1942

Contents:
Lennard-Jones, Sir John

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.104  1950-56

Contents:
Lewin, Ralph A.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.105  1949-53


Related information: (See also Nuffield Foundation, University of Leeds)

Contents:
Li, Chao Hao

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.106  1955-56


Related information: (See also Institute of Physics)

Contents:
Lipson, Henry Solomon

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.107  1942-53

Contents:
Lonsdale, Dame Kathleen

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.108  1948-57

Contents:
Lorand, Laszlo (includes correspondence re Lorand's early career (with R.G. McFarlane, R.A. Kekwick))

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.109  1950-52

Contents:
Low, Barbara

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.110  1941; 1951; 1942

Contents:
McLaughlin, George D.
MacLennan, John D.
MacLeod, J. D.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.111  1951; 1946; 1956;1955; 1955; 1943; 1956; 1940

Contents:
Manley, E. S.
Marriott, Robert H.
Marsh, J. T.
Marshak, Alfred
Maslem, E. N.
Martin, A. J. P.
Mercer, E. H.
Meyer, Karl

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.112  1954; 1955; 1952; 1945; 1953; 1954; 1953; 1942; 1951-52; 1943-45

Contents:
Middlebrook, W. R.
Miller, Michael D.
Mitchell, Robert L.
Mommaerts, E. F. H. M.
Monaghan, Edward J.
Mongar, J. L.
Moore, Dan H.
Moore, Harry
Morales, Manuel
Murphy, Frank

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.113  1941-50

Contents:
Manton, Irene

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.114  1944-46

Contents:
Marsden, Sir Ernest

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.115  1940-47

Contents:
Martin, Sir Charles

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.116  1941-51

Contents:
Marwick, Thora Cuthbert (Mrs. K.C. Roberts)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.117  1948-55

Contents:
Mathieu, M.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.118  1943-45

Contents:
Medawar, Sir Peter

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.119  1940-50

Contents:
Melland, Amicia M.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.120  1951

Contents:
Melnick, Joseph L.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.121  1944-49

Contents:
Miles, F. D.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.122  1941-52

Contents:
Morgan, Walter J.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.123  1951-52

Contents:
Mott, Sir Nevill Francis

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.124  1952; 1945-48

Contents:
Nier, H. L.
Nowacki, W.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.125  1941-49

Contents:
Needham, Joseph & Needham, Dorothy

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.126  1939-45

Contents:
Neurath, Hans

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.127  1945-46

Contents:
North British Rayon Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.128  1944; 1952; 1940-41; 1942

Contents:
Oldershaw, A. W.
Onions, W. J.
Ormondts, Van
Orowan, E.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.129  1950-52

Contents:
Oliver, Donald A.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.130  1941; 1952; 1952; 1946; 1949; 1943; 1952; 1943

Contents:
Pacsu, Eugene
Padoa, E.
Parkin, Thomas
Parry, Gwen I.
Paterson, Edith
Patterson, A. Lindo
Pautard, Frederick G. E.
Peirce, F. T.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.131  1954; 1943, 1948; 1956; 1954; 1941; 1943, 1949, 1953; 1945; 1956

Contents:
Pennycuick, C. J.
Percival, E. G. V.
Peterkin, G. A. Grant
Philpot, D.
Philpot, J. St.L.
Pijper, Adrianus
Pirie, Norman Wingate
Pitelka, Dorothy R.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.132  1944-45

Contents:
Palmer, Kenneth J.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.133  1945-55

Contents:
Passey, R. D. (includes committee papers of the Yorkshire Council of the British Empire Cancer Campaign of which Astbury was Acting Chairman and Passey Hon. Secretary)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.134  1945-55

Contents:
Patnaik, Brajabihari

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.135  1943-54

Contents:
Pauling, Linus (includes correspondence re US State Department's refusal to grant passport to Pauling in 1952: copy of Pauling's letter to President Truman, copy of statements by Pauling dated 14 Nov. 1950 and 29 April 1952)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.136  1940-43

Contents:
Pepper, K. W.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.137  1948-51

Contents:
Perry, S. V.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.138  1942-51

Contents:
Perutz, Max Ferdinand

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.139  1946, 1953, 1956

Contents:
Petitpas, Th.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.140  1944-56

Contents:
Picken, L. E. R.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.141  1943

Contents:
Polanyi, Michael

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.142  1944

Contents:
Pratt, D. D.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.143  1941-53

Contents:
Preston, G. D.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.144  1949

Contents:
Pringsheim, E. G.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.145  1956; 1944-45; 1956; 1949; 1953; 1945; 1946; 1944; 1945; 1950; 1950; 1954

Contents:
Ramachandran, G. N.
Ramsey, Robert W.
Reed, R.
Ritchie, P. D.
Roberts, N. F.
Robinow, C.
Roe, Edna M. F.
Rogers, G. L.
Rogers, H. J.
Rook, A. J.
Rowlands, Stanley
Russell, Frederick Stratten

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.146  1941

Contents:
Radley, J. A.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.147  1944-53

Contents:
Randall, Sir John (Turton)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.148  1941-53

Contents:
Rawlins, F. I. G.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.149  1944-51

Contents:
Rideal, Sir Eric

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.150  1941-53

Contents:
Riley, Dennis

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.151  1941-56

Contents:
Robertson, J. Monteath

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.152-E.154  1939-56

Administrative history:
The Foundation was the chief single source of financial support for Astbury's work, its first grant being made in 1934.

Contents:
The Rockefeller Foundation
Reports and discussions of research in progress and programmes for future work, especially on protein structure, collagen, nucleic acids.
Research grants for Astbury and colleagues.
Installation of first electron microscope at Leeds University (1943).
Establishment of Department of Biomolecular Structure at Leeds University.
Conferences and meetings, travel arrangements, etc.
Many letters give an attractive insight into Astbury's personality, in addition to the scientific information they contain.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.152  1939-45

Contents:
The Rockefeller Foundation

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.153  1946-50 (1 letter only Dec.1947); (1 letter only March 1949)

Contents:
The Rockefeller Foundation

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.154  1951-56

Contents:
The Rockefeller Foundation

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.155  1953

Contents:
Rothschild, Lord Victor

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.156  1951-54

Contents:
Ruskin, Simon

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.157  1948; 1941, 1943; 1940-41; 1944; 1953; 1951; 1955; 1945; 1952

Contents:
Sanger, F.
Saville, W. B.
Saxl, Erwin J.
Schmidt, Gerhard (to Rudall)
Schwarz, Peter
Sen, J. R.
Sen, M. K.
Senti, F. R.
Seville, R. H.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.158  1945; 1951; 1941; 1953; 1955; 1943-49; 1941; 1950; 1946; 1946; 1949; 1945

Contents:
Sheffield, F. M. L.
Simons, Lewis
Smith, James H.
Smith, J. L. B.
Spearman, Richard
Spence, David
Steer, A. T.
Sternberg, J.
Stevenson, Margaret F.
Stora C.
Straub, F. B.
Straub, lr. J.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.159  1947-52

Contents:
Sadron, Charles

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.160  1945-57

Contents:
Saha, Narendra Nath

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.161  1941-56

Contents:
Savill, Agnes

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.162  1946-57

Contents:
Schmidt, W. J.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.163  1945-56

Contents:
Schmitt, Francis O.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.164  1941-53

Contents:
Seifriz, William

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.165  1945-55

Contents:
Shell Refining and Marketing Co. Ltd. (especially Lubricating Oil Laboratory, Thornton-le-Moors, Chester, later Thornton Research Centre)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.166  not dated

Contents:
Shell Refining and Marketing Co. Ltd. (especially Lubricating Oil Laboratory, Thornton-le-Moors, Chester, later Thornton Research Centre)
Reports

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.167  1950-57

Contents:
Singleton, Leslie

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.168  1940-56

Contents:
Sisson, Wayne A.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.169  1953

Contents:
Slater, Sir William (re W.T.A.'s unsuccessful application to Agricultural Research Council for grant)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.170  1940-56

Contents:
Speakman, J. B.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.171  1943-44

Contents:
Springall, H. D.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.172  1945-54

Contents:
Stacey, M.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.173  1945-53

Contents:
Stanley, W. M. (photocopy of Astbury's letter of 13 Oct. 1939)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.174  1941-56

Contents:
Sutherland, Gordon (Brims Black Mclvor)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.175  1946-54

Contents:
Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert (includes correspondence with George Rozsa, Clara W. Mayer, Andrew Szent-Gyorgyi)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.176  1940; 1943; 1949; 1949; 1948; 1954-55; 1948; 1943-44

Contents:
Taylor, C. V.
Taylor, F. Sherwood
Taylor, Hugh S.
Thompson, Sir Harold Warris
Trepka, E.
Tristram, G. R.
Trueman, E. R.
Turner, A. J.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.177  1955

Contents:
Taylor, Charles A.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.178  1940-48

Contents:
Taylor, W. H. (much of the file consists of correspondence and committee papers of the Manchester Branch of the Institute of Physics of which W.H. Taylor was Hon. Sec. and W.T.A. a member)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.179  1945

Contents:
Thompson, Sir D'Arcy Wentworth

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.180  1948-52

Contents:
Tiselius, Arne

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.181  1945-51

Contents:
Todd, Alexander Robertus (Baron Todd of Trumpington)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.182-E.185  1940-52

Administrative history:
Astbury undertook investigations and experimental work for this firm from 1940.

Contents:
Tootal Broadhurst Lee Co. Ltd.
(Research Dept., Manchester).
Correspondence on analyses of natural and synthetic fibres.
Equipment (including electron microscope), visits and meetings, publications, lectures and demonstrations.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.182  1940-42

Contents:
Tootal Broadhurst Lee Co. Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.183  1943-44

Contents:
Tootal Broadhurst Lee Co. Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.184  1945-46 (1947 missing)

Contents:
Tootal Broadhurst Lee Co. Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.185  1948-52

Contents:
Tootal Broadhurst Lee Co. Ltd.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.186  1950-54

Contents:
Troensegaard, N.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.187  1955-56

Contents:
Truter, M. R.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.188  1949-51

Contents:
Tsáo, T. C.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.189  1944-45

Contents:
Tyndall, Arthur Mannering

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.190  1943; 1950

Contents:
Vickery, H. B.
Virtanen, Artturi I.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.191  1940-48

Contents:
Vickers, A. Eric J.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.192  1941; 1939; 1945; 1943; 1951; 1946-54; 1939-40; 1942; 1943

Contents:
Waddington, C. H.
Warburg, Otto
Wassermann, Albert
Watkins, Kathleen E.
Watson-Jones, K.
Weber, Hans H.
Weidinger, A.
Weiler, G.
Whinfield, J. R.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.193  1941; 1946; 1953; 1942; 1954; 1945; 1939; 1953; 1946, 1948; 1945; 1952; 1950; 1941

Contents:
White, Michael J. D.
Wildschut, A. J.
Wilkins, M. H. F. (from Astbury)
Williams, E. F.
Williams, Robley C.
Wilson, D. P.
Wolf, Ing. Kurt
Wolken, Jerome J.
Woodger, J. H.
Woodward, F. N.
Worden, Alastair N.
Wrinch, Dorothy
Wynne-Jones, William Francis Kenrick

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.194  1948-56

Contents:
Weibull, Claes

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.195  1946

Contents:
Weiss, Henri

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.196  1939

Contents:
Weissenberg, Karl

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.197  1940-41

Contents:
Williams, J. W.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.198  1954-56

Contents:
Wool Textile Research Council

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.199  1939-56

Contents:
Wormall, A.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.200  1945-52

Contents:
Wyckoff, Ralph Walter Greystone (includes much editorial correspondence for BBA: letters from contributors (not indexed), forwarding of Mss for publication, etc.)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.201  1953-55

Contents:
Wyckoff, Ralph Walter Greystone (includes much editorial correspondence for BBA: letters from contributors (not indexed), forwarding of Mss for publication, etc.)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.202  1952; 1944, 1945; 1940

Contents:
Yorke, Allan
Young, John
Zwick, Karl G.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.203  1939-43

Contents:
Requests for information, references to published work, etc. (not indexed)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.204  1944-48

Contents:
Requests for information, references to published work, etc. (not indexed)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.205  1949-51

Contents:
Requests for information, references to published work, etc. (not indexed)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.206  1952-56

Contents:
Requests for information, references to published work, etc. (not indexed)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.207  1939-43

Contents:
Requests for reprints, copies of published articles, exchange of reprints, acknowledgements (not indexed)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.208  1944-48

Contents:
Requests for reprints, copies of published articles, exchange of reprints, acknowledgements (not indexed)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.209  1949-56

Contents:
Requests for reprints, copies of published articles, exchange of reprints, acknowledgements (not indexed)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.210, E.211  not dated

2 folders

Contents:
Misc. references (not indexed)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/E.212  1940-54

Contents:
Examinations and Theses (not indexed)

F. Conferences  CSAC 33.10.75/F.1 - CSAC 33.10.75/F.15  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.1  1945-48

Contents:
Correspondence re:
'The structural proteins of the cell', Biochemical Society discussion, London, 10 Nov. 1945
Conference on 'Science and Education' Association of Scientific Workers, June 1945
Symposium on Shrinkage and Cracking of Cementive Material, London 1946 (invitation declined)
British Institute of Radiology Conference, 1946
Vlle Congrès de Chimie Biologique, 1946 (invitation declined)
High Polymer Forum, 1948 (invitation declined)
High Polymer Conference, 1948 (invitation declined)
International Rheological Congress, 1948

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.2  1949-51

Contents:
Correspondence re conferences and symposia:
Colloquium on 'Nature et Rôle des Virus dans le Cancer', during 5th International Cancer Congress, 1950
Electron Microscopy Congress, 1950
Congrès des Sciences Appliquées à l'Industrie Textile, 1951 (invitation declined)
Division 15, Plant Cell-Wall Constituents, XIIIth International Congress of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 1951 (invitation declined)
Discussion on the comparative biology of natural fibres, Royal Society of Medicine, 1950

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.3  1950-51

Contents:
Visit to USA to attend American Crystallographic Association meeting (21-25 Aug.), Gordon Research Conference (28 Aug.-1 Sept.), International Congress for Cell Biology (4-8 Sept.), Connective Tissue Conference (6-7 Oct.) 1950.
The correspondence includes arrangements for travel to US, discussion of Astbury's contribution to The Gordon Conference 'X-ray Diffraction Studies on Proteins and Nucleic Acids', programme of Crystallographic meeting, plans to visit various individuals and laboratories (RCA, A.L. Patterson, Ray Pepinsky, Maurice Huggins, Milton Harris). See also Item D.20 re the Harvey Lecture which Astbury delivered in New York on 29 Sept. Astbury corresponded with the Rockefeller Foundation, F.O. Schmitt, A. Szent-Gyorgyi, R. Wyckoff, W. Sisson, and M. Heidelberger re his visit; see the appropriate files in Section E.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.4  1951-52

Contents:
Conference on 'Submicroscopic structure of protoplasm', Naples Zoological Station, 22-25 May 1951.
Correspondence with A. Monroy re conference arrangements, with P. and R. Dohrn re publication of conference proceedings, with Silvio Ranzi re Astbury's lecture in Milan, with H.G. Callan re payment of travelling expenses.
Typescript of Astbury's reconstruction of his remarks during discussion of papers by Wilkins, Chantrenne, and Buchthal with note 'I (Astbury) think these remarks correspond at least to the sense of what I said at the actual symposium, but with probably a little additional matter'.'
(See also correspondence with A. Bairati.)
(See also R. Olby, The path to the double helix, Macmillan 1974, pp.338-340.)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.5  1951

Contents:
Invitations and related correspondence re Astbury's proposed trip to the USA to attend the XIIth International Conference of Pure and Applied Chemistry (visit was cancelled). Invitations from Detroit Institute of Cancer Research, American Cyanamid Co., Chemistry Dept. McGill University, National Dairy Research Laboratory, Division of Cellulose Chemistry, American Chemical Society.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.6  1951-52

Contents:
Invitations to:
British Plastics Convention, 1951 (invitation declined)
Jubilee Meeting of the Bunsengesselschaft from K. Bonhoeffer, 1951 (invitation declined)
International Congress of Clinical Pathology, 1951 (Astbury did not attend, but R. Reed presented a joint paper on 'Studies of the Collagen Diseases by Electron Microscopy and X-ray Analysis', abstract included)
Northern Cancer Group Meeting, 1951 (declined)
Anglo-German summer school, Berlin, 17-26 July 1952 (invitation declined)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.7  1952

Contents:
Lecture in the lstituto Chimico della Università di Torino, 21 March 1952 'Recent Progress in the Structure of the Fibrous Proteins'
Correspondence with A. Nasini re programme for visit, list of lantern slides, summary of lecture (sent ahead for translation), notes on 'use of reflecting microscope with an infra-red spectrometer'.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.8  1951-52

Contents:
Royal Society Discussion on the Structure of Protein, 1 May 1952 (organised by Astbury). The correspondence includes a copy of Sir Edward Salisbury's letter to A.C. Chibnall suggesting that such a discussion should be held in early 1952, Astbury's reply to the proposal, arrangements for a grant for travelling expenses for a visiting speaker, Astbury's correspondence with Sir David Martin re the programme and the printing of the Mss of the Discussions, invitations to participants. Astbury's correspondence with the following individuals and institutions re the Protein Discussion will be found in the appropriate file in Sections E and G: A. Haddow, L. Pauling, A.C. Chibnall, J. Edsall, R. Corey, D. Hodgkin, E.N. Andrade, R. Bailey, L. Bragg, J.D. Bernal, J.T. Randall, D.P. Riley, Royal Institution, Courtaulds, Society for Visiting Scientists.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.9  1953-54

Contents:
Invitations to:
'Radiations et Macromolecules', International Union of Chemistry Colloquim, Sirasbourg, 9-11 June 1953
Conference of British Gelatine and Glue Research Association, 1953
International Biochemical Congress, 1953 (with programme) (invitation declined)
Northern Cancer Research Workers Group, 1953
Indian Science Congress, 1954 (invitation declined)
Industrial Welfare Society Conference, 1954 (invitation declined)
Council for British Archaeology Conference, 1954 (invitation declined)
International Conference on Electron Microscopy, 1954 (correspondence with V.E. Cosslett, programme)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.10  14 Aug.-14 Oct. 1953


Related information: See also correspondence in Section E with: R. Wyckoff, W. Sisson, D. Wrinch, A. Szent-Gyorgyi, W.M. Stanley, Linus Pauling, E. Chargoff, Simon Ruskin, J. Edsall, M. Heidelburger, Chao Hao Li, Rockefeller Foundation.

Contents:
Visit to USA to attend:
Gordon Conference on Proteins and Nucleic Acids (24-27 Aug.)
Pasadena Conference on the Structure of Proteins (21-22 Sept.),
Correspondence with organisers of Gordon Conference (Kurt Stern, M. L. Anson)
Programme of Pasadena Conference, list of participants.
Correspondence re: obtaining visas travel arrangements finances scheduling visits to various universities, labs. and meetings:
Symposium on 'Biochemical Research in Europe', sponsored by American Society of European Chemists and Pharmacists, Study Group on Rheumatic Diseases

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.11  1954-55

Contents:
International Congress on Scientific Research Applied to the Textile Industry, 27-29 June 1955, Brussels.
Correspondence re conference arrangements and re publication of Astbury's lecture 'Textile, Fibres and Molecular Biology'. Conference programme.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.12  1954-56

Contents:
Conference on 'Macromolecules of the Organism', sponsored by the Istituto Lombardo di Scienza e Lettere, Pallanza, Italy, 28-30 July 1955.
Astbury, a Corresponding Member of the Institute, was responsible for organising the programme. The file is composed of correspondence with H. Ephrussi-Taylor and G. Weber re their participation in the conference and with S. Ranzi re publication of proceedings. Astbury also corresponded with B.B.M. Sutherland, L. Pauling, F.O. Schmitt, R. Corey, W.L. Bragg, J.D. Bernal, J. Kendrew, H.H. Weber and M. Stacey re the conference; see the appropriate files in Section E.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.13  1954-56

Contents:
International Wool Textile Research Conference, sponsored by Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation, Australia, August 1955. Astbury delivered the Inaugural Lecture 'In Praise of Wool', and a paper entitled 'X-rays and the Stoichiometry of Keratin: a Renewed Enquiry'. (A 1-page typescript outline of the Inaugural Lecture, a summary of the paper and a Mss and typescript of Astbury's amended contributions to discussions are included in the file.) The correspondence deals with the content and scheduling of Astbury's contributions, intricate travel arrangements (handled by the Australian Scientific Liaison Office in London), the publication of the Conference proceedings, visits to other parts of Australia to see labs. and university departments. Printed matter re the Conference (summary of subject. programme) have been kept with the file.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.14  1955

Contents:
Visit to Rubber Research Institute of Malaya on return from Australian conference: invitation from Director (C.E.T. Mann), flight schedules, letters of thanks after visit, personal correspondence.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/F.15  1955-56

Contents:
Invitations to:
Gordon Research Conference, 1955, with programme attached (invitation declined).
3rd International Congress of Biochemistry, Brussels, 1955 (invitation to chair a meeting on 'Structure of Polypeptides and Proteins' declined).
Symposium on Visible Structures of the Bacterial Cell, sponsored by Society of General Microbiology, 1956 (invitation to contribute a paper on 'Flagella' originally accepted, then declined due to pressure of other commitments); list of contributors attached.
Symposium on 'Physics of Solid State' during Session of National Academy of Science, India, 1955 (declined).
Meeting of the Verein der Textilchemiker und Coloristen, Baden-Baden, 1956 (invitation to deliver opening lecture declined due to poor health).
Symposium on X-ray Microscopy and Microradiology, Cambridge, 1956 (not attended).

G. Societies and Committees  CSAC 33.10.75/G.1 - CSAC 33.10.75/G.27  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.1  1943-46

Contents:
Association of Scientific Workers (Astbury was President, Leeds and District Branch).
Misc. correspondence on committee meetings, conferences, lectures to be given or chaired by Astbury at branches of the Association.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.2  1944-46, 1952

Contents:
British Association for the Advancement of Science. Correspondence re conferences, paper by Astbury 'What Industry owes to Science' to be read at B.A. conference; invitation to serve on Organizing Committee for B.A. meeting at Dundee in 1947.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.3  1944-56

Contents:
The British Council.
Misc. correspondence re: exchanges of publications, visits and research facilities with scientific colleagues, holders of British Council Scholarships, etc.; articles contributed by Astbury to British Science News; arrangements and schedules for lecture tours.
Astbury undertook a lecture tour of the Netherlands, sponsored by the British Council, in March 1951; he visited Italy in March 1952 on a tour jointly sponsored by the Council and the Italian Chemical Society.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.4  1941-52

Contents:
The Chemical Society.
Misc. correspondence with officers re publications by Astbury in J. Chem. Soc., contribution by Astbury lo proposed symposium 'The Chemistry of Cell Division', scheduled but not held on 15 March 1951, visits of foreign scientists K.U. Linderstrom-Lang, and Arne Tiselius.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.5-G.7  1940-57

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically


Administrative history:
Astbury served on
the Forest Products Research Board 1946-50, 1951-55
the Food Investigation Board 1946-52, 1953-56, 1956-57
the Joint Committee (D.S.I.R./Ministry of Food) on Physics and Engineering in Food Research and Development

Contents:
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Scientific and administrative correspondence
The correspondence deals with: natural and synthetic fibre analysis; adhesion; reticulin; flagella; equipment; visits and inspections; committee meetings and arrangements; conferences and papers.
Laboratories involved are:
Forest Products Research Laboratory, Princes Risborough
Chemical Research Laboratory, Teddington
Low Temperature Research Station, Cambridge
Torry Research Station, Aberdeen

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.5  1940-49

Contents:
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.6  1950-51

Contents:
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.7  1952-57

Contents:
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.8  1946-54


Related information: (See also Institute of Physics)

Administrative history:
Astbury was a founder member of the Electron Microscopy Group within the Institute of Physics, and Chairman 1950-52.

Contents:
Electron Microscopy Group
The correspondence deals with negotiations for the constitution of the Group, and with conferences, meetings, lectures, papers, etc. Some scientific correspondence with colleagues in the group is also included.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.9  1940-55

Administrative history:
Astbury served on the Publications Committee 1945-50.

Contents:
The Faraday Society.
Correspondence on papers, contributions to discussions, etc. written by Astbury, submitted to him as referee, or for review; meetings of Publications Committee; attendance at Society's Discussion including The Hydrogen Bond, May 1940 and correspondence arising; The Physical Chemistry of Proteins, Aug. 1952 and discussion.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.10  1941-56


Related information: (See also Electron Microscopy Group, X-ray Analysis Group, W.H. Taylor).

Contents:
The Institute of Physics.
References for members and fellows, misc. articles and papers, invitations to lecture at the Society's branches and Groups, reviews, meetings and conferences.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.11  1948-56

Contents:
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Commission on Macromolecules.
Lists of members, schedule of meetings, programmes, correspondence and papers re Symposium on Macromolecules, Liège, 5-8 April 1948 (Astbury was unable to attend), list of laboratories.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.12  1954-57

Contents:
Joint Services Materials (Non-Metallic) Advisory Board, Ministry of Supply.
Astbury served as Vice-Chairman.
Committee papers, correspondence.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.13  1945-54

Contents:
Medical Research Council.
Includes correspondence (Nov. 1945-March 1946) with Sir Edward Mellanby (Sec. to the Council) on Astbury's plans for biomolecular research and hope for support from M.R.C. The Council did not make him a grant, as his research was not exclusively biological, and Astbury wrote (22 March 1946) of his disappointment that neither the textile industry nor medical science gave him financial help despite his services to both.
See also R. Olby The path to the double helix, Macmillan, 1974, p.327, who quotes a letter from Sir Harold Himsworth, 1968, giving a summary of this episode.
Astbury served on the Biophysics Committee of the Council (Sec. J.W. Boag) 1948-54, when the Committee was discharged. Correspondence on research in progress, Committee meetings and visits, including programme of visits to M.R.C. Unit for Research on the Molecular Structure of Biological Systems, Cambridge, May 1951, and Research Unit (Director J.T. Randall) King's College, London, Dec. 1952.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.14  1949-57


Related information: (See also C.H. Li, J.H. Kellgren, Medical Research Council)

Administrative history:
Astbury served on the Oliver Bird Fund committee on chemical and physical research in rheumatism (later Rheumatism Committee) set up in 1949 and on the Selection Committee for the Foundation's Biological Scholarships and Bursaries (from 1951).

Contents:
The Nuffield Foundation.
Scientific and administrative correspondence on research programmes and requirements (including scheme for research on rheumatism to be carried out by Astbury's Dept. in Leeds in collaboration with J.H. Kellgren in Manchester), grants from the Foundation and reports by Astbury on research in progress, applications and references for research grants, etc.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.15  1943-52


Related information: (See also E.N. daC. Andrade)

Contents:
The Royal Institution.
Misc. correspondence on scientific equipment, and on Friday Evening Discourses given by Astbury, and subsequent publication.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.16  1940-49

Contents:
The Royal Society.
Misc. correspondence on papers written by Astbury and colleagues, or submitted to him for comment; elections, travel and research grants, reports on work sponsored by Society, etc.; invitation to deliver the Croonian Lecture (July 1945) and ensuing arrangements.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.17  1950-56

Contents:
The Royal Society.
Misc. correspondence on papers written by Astbury and colleagues, or submitted to him for comment; elections, travel and research grants, reports on work sponsored by Society, etc.; invitation to deliver the Croonian Lecture (July 1945) and ensuing arrangements.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.18  1941-48

Contents:
The Society of Dyers and Colourists.
Mainly correspondence on lectures to be given by Astbury to various Sections of the Society, and reviews by him for the Journal.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.19  1940-52

Administrative history:
Astbury served on the Biophysics Sub-Committee of the Society and on the Organising Committees of several of its Symposia.

Contents:
Society for Experimental Biology.
Correspondence on research, conferences, meetings, lectures and publications.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.20  1953-56

Administrative history:
Astbury served on the Biophysics Sub-Committee of the Society and on the Organising Committees of several of its Symposia.

Contents:
Society for Experimental Biology.
Correspondence on research, conferences, meetings, lectures and publications.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.21  1952

Contents:
Society for Visiting Scientists, and a few earlier items

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.22  1940-56

Contents:
The Textile Institute.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.23  1939-50

Contents:
Wool Industries Research Association.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.24  1939-52

Administrative history:
The secretariat provided help for Astbury and his team by Research Fellowships and grants 1938-52).

Contents:
Wool Publicity and Research Secretariat.
(Later International Wool Secretariat)
Applications for research grants, progress reports on research in progress, arrangements for meetings, lectures and talks. Some autobiographical information appears in the correspondence.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.25  1946-48


Related information: (See A.2 for letters of appointment and of thanks from Sir Stafford Cripps.)

Contents:
Wool Working Party.
Astbury was invited (6 March 1946) by Sir Stafford Cripps (then President of the Board of Trade) to act as an independent member on the Working Party for the Wool industry.

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.26  1943-56


Related information: (See also Electron Microscopy Group, Institute of Physics)

Contents:
X-Ray Analysis Group.
Scientific and administrative correspondence on research in progress, lectures and papers, conferences and committees. (Includes note of informal meeting held 1 April 1944 at house of Dorothy Hodgkin to discuss post-war plans and requirements for X-ray crystallography'.)

[no title]  CSAC 33.10.75/G.27  1940-54

Contents:
Misc. Committees and Associations.
British Refractories Research Association, 1940
Anglo-Soviet Public Relations Association, 1942
Anglo-French Society of Science, 1945
Propellants Sub-Committee, Armament Research Dept., 1945
Meteorological Research Committee, Air Ministry, 1945
Scientific Computing Service Ltd., demonstration of X-ray Fourier Synthesis, 1945
Natural Resources (Technical) Committee, 1954

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