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Major accessions to repositories in 2015 relating to Science


Lincolnshire Archives

  • George Boole (1815-1864), mathematician: records collected by Arthur P Rollett incl corresp, manuscripts, research material, mathematical papers, draft text of biography and photographs 1841-2014 (BOOLE (ROLLETT) COLLECTION)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Lowestoft Literary and Scientific Association: rules, accounts and programmes 1967-2000 (2375)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Christopher Kenneth Starr (b 1949), biologist: corresp with William Donald Hamilton 1964-1993 (Add MS 89151)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • W Gregory Marley (1908-1980), physicist working on atomic testing: papers and photographs 1945-1973 (2015-06-08)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Robert Cockburn Mossman (1870-1940), meteorologist: albums rel to the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-05 1893-1938 (Acc.13649)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive

  • Nevil Maskelyne (1732-1811), astronomer: letters (13) to Edward Pigott and John Goodricke 1781-1799 (REG15/000535)

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services

  • Robert Benedict Bourdillon (1889-1971), pilot and scientist: diaries rel to bombing on the Western Front 1917 1917 (X007-9132)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives

  • Richard Eric Holttum (1895-1990), botanist: personal papers incl scientific corresp, photographs and drafts of autobiography 1954-2006 (PrP 15-0009)
  • Nigel Veitch (1965-2014), plant chemist: papers and scientific research [restricted access] 1988-2006 (PrP 15-0013)

Science Museum Library and Archives

  • John Evershed (1864-1956), astronomer: notes, journals, material from eclipse expeditions, photographs and glass plates of solar observations and expeditions c1870-1959 (EVER)
  • Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment, Porton Down: papers rel to various aspects of chemical warfare, particularly the effects of chemical weapons on people and the environment 1912-1989 (PDA)

Search Engine (National Railway Museum)

  • John Alan Broughall (1900-1974), electrical and railway engineer, Assistant Chief Electrical Engineer to British Transport Commission: papers relating to his private and working lives 1910-1965 (2015-7041)


Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Archives

  • Leslie William Barclay (b 1933), radio spectrum and radiowave propagation specialist: papers rel to radio waves and ionosphere research 1942-1966 (SC MSS 270)
  • Eric Everatt (fl 1969-2005), software engineer in missile defence industry: collection of radar and missile papers and related software modelling reports 1969-2005 (SC MSS 269)
  • Michael Kenneth Gammon (b 1925), engineer at CEGB: papers and documents rel to the activities of the CEGB, including documents supplied to the Sizewell B and Hinckley Point C public inquiries 1956-1989 (SC MSS 268)
  • John Heywood (b 1930), engineer and professor: papers rel to membership of the Junior Institution of Engineers (JIE) and material rel to technical and technician education in the UK 2015 (SC MSS 267)
  • Beryl Catherine Platt (1923-2015), Baroness Platt of Wittle, MP and founding chair and patron, Women Into Science and Engineering (WISE): Women Into Science and Engineering (WISE) papers, incl her speeches 1983-2009 (SC MSS 271)

Royal Society

  • John Frederick Nye (b 1923), professor, glaciologist: corresp, research notes, slides and photographs, 16mm film c1930-2016 (JFN)
  • John Raymond Postgate (1922-2014), Professor, microbiologist: papers 1939-2014 (JRP)
  • Norman Sheppard (1921-2015), chemist and spectroscopist: corresp and papers c1980-2010 (MS/906)


Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre

  • Sir Alexander Ogston (1844-1929), surgeon and bacteriologist: additional papers c1813-1954 (MS 3850)

Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • John Seymour Benson (1911-1986), geologist and mining engineer: additional letters, diaries and photographs rel to Oxford University Expedition to the Arctic, and to mining in Africa 1928-1973 (RCMS 361)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Anthony Kelly (1929-2014), metallurgical scientist: personal and scientific papers 20th-21st cent (KLLY)
  • Arthur Joseph Hungerford Pollen (1866-1937), expert in naval gunnery and businessman: additional papers rel to naval gunnery c1910-1920 (PLLN)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Jacobus Louw Potter (1924-2015), physician and scientist: papers 1942-2007 (Coll-1651)

Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit

  • Thomas George Bond Howes (1853-1905), zoologist: lecture notes on fish 1891 (KZ 8/1)

Kingston University Archives and Special Collections

  • Kingston University: records of Kingston College of Technology (later Kingston Polytechnic) Geology Society, incl minute books, registers of attendance at meetings and newsletters c1951-1970 (KUAS163)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • British Society for the History of Science: administrative records, corresp, abstracts of papers, reports 2005-2013 (MS 1799/2; SPCOLL/2015/67)

London University: Royal Holloway

  • Percy Butler (1913-2015), zoologist: personal papers, mainly corresp with other academics, with some research notes and a school notebook 1923-2014 (PP61)

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

  • Philip Hugh Gulliver (b 1921), anthropologist: papers rel to academic work on the anthropology of East Africa; incl research notes, conference papers and articles on age groups and social structure c1950-1969 (PP MS 87)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Sir Konstantin Novoselov (b 1974), physicist: laboratory notebooks documenting the development of graphene 1999-2008 (Acc 2015/8)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • British Radiofrequency Spectroscopy Group: additional records incl minutes and photographs c1957-2010 (BS)

Sheffield University Library

  • Sir Harold Walter Kroto (1939-2016), chemist and Nobel Prize winner: personal papers incl corresp, journal articles, offprints, research notes and examples of graphic designs c1950-2015 (MS 455)