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Major accessions to repositories in 2001 relating to Science


Derbyshire Record Office

  • Rolls-Royce Ltd, aero engine and motor car manufacturers, Derby: papers rel to Spadeadam rocket testing site 20th cent (D5525)
  • Oil & Colour Chemists Association, Midlands Section, Trent Valley branch: minutes, corresp and papers 1963-90 (D5600)

Gloucestershire Record Office

  • Wyvern Astronomical Society: records incl minutes and corresp c1960-70 (D9057)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Preston Scientific Society: syllabuses 1946-59 (DDX 1291/31)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Leicester Society for the History of Science and Technology: records (DE6017)


Science Museum Library

  • Sir Charles Vernon Boys, physicist (addnl): notes, observations and sketches rel to the 'Cavendish experiment' c1880-1900 (MS 1342, 1343, 1350)
  • Thomas Farmer: letter patents (2) granted rel to obtaining sulphur and other products from pyrites 1840 (MS 104, 105)
  • Dr James Stanley Hey: papers incl those rel to his work in radioastronomy (ARCH: HEY)
  • Sir Cuthbert E. Peek, meteorologist: papers mainly astronomical and meteorological observations at Rousdon Observatory 1886-1900 (MS 2020)
  • D. Napier & Son Ltd: papers rel to development and testing of engines 1940-55 (MS 2056)
  • C.F. Palmer Ltd, physiological instrument makers, London: papers incl photographs 1912-95 (MS 2100)
  • Collection of papers rel to life and work of Arthur Robertson Cushny and Bernard Beryl Brodie, pharmacists (MS 2049)
  • Notebooks (10) used as teaching aids for physics and mathematics c1925-35 (MS 2110)
  • Papers rel to aspects of work of various service agencies eg, Air Defence Experimental Establishment and Services Electronics Research Laboratory (ARCH:DERA)


Institution of Electrical Engineers Archives Department

  • Alan Dower Blumlein (1903-1042), electrical engineer and inventor: papers (SC MSS 170)
  • John Willoughby Meares (1871-1946), electrical engineer (addnl): records of engineering career in the Colonies (SC MSS 169)
  • Silvanus Phillips Thompson (1851-1916), electrical engineer and physicist: lecture notes rel to course at University College Bristol (SC MSS 177)
  • Siemens Ltd, electric cable, wire and battery manufacturers, Woolwich: notebooks (6) rel to equipment installed 1889-96 (NAEST 168)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Hans Kosterlitz (1903-96), pharmacologist: papers (75 boxes) (MS 3682)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Charles Robert Darwin, naturalist (addnl): letter to Georgina Tollet c1854-58 and MS fragments of his writings (DAR 185/140-47)
  • Meyer Fortes, anthropologist (addnl): corresp with Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard 1932-72 (Add MS 8405 (addnl))
  • Thomas McKenny Hughes (1832-1917), geologist: further papers (Add MS 9557 (addnl))
  • Alexander Macalister, writer on anatomy: heavily annotated author's copy of his 'A text-book of human anatomy' (1889) (Add MS 9595)
  • Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), natural philosopher (addnl): extensive corresp and papers (formerly in the private possession of the Earl of Macclesfield) (Add MS 9597)
  • Francis John Worsley Roughton (1899-1972), physiologist: corresp and papers (Add MS 9596)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Sir William Rede Hawthorne (b 1913), Professor of Applied Thermodynamics (addnl): scientific corresp and papers (HATN)
  • Bruno Pontecorvo (1913-1993), physicist: personal and family papers c1930-50 (PNVO)
  • Sir Martin Ryle (1918-1984), astronomer (addnl): corresp and papers (RYLE)
  • Naval Radar Trust (addnl): papers of John DS Rawlinson (d 1990), naval radar scientist (NVRT AS)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Sir Edmund Ronald Leach, anthropologist (addnl): papers 1962-90 (ERL)
  • George Salt, entomologist (addnl): papers 1937-2000 (GS)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • George Thomson, lecturer in chemistry (addnl): corresp and papers 1855-1958 (DC95)

London University: University College London (UCL) Manuscripts Room

  • Sir Michael James Lighthill (1924-98), mathematician and provost of University College London: corresp, working papers and personal papers (LIGHTHILL)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell (b 1913), astronomer (addnl): corresp and papers (Acc 2001/06)