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Linfoot, Edward Hubert, 1905-1982 (mathematician and astronomer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1905-1982

Edward Hubert Linfoot (1905-82), mathematician and researcher in optics; Lecturer in Mathematics, Bristol University, 1932-48; and Assistant Director and John Couch Adams Astronomer at the University Observatory, Cambridge, 1948-70.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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Additional publications and lectures, 1949-1964

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add. 8726/D.41
Scope and Contents Contains: letter from Bernard Pagel, Royal Greenwich Observatory Archive to E.H. Linfoot, the Observatories, Madingley Road Cambridge, about the design of a Cassegrain spectrograph for the Isaac Newton Telescope, 5 May 1964; reprint of a paper by Herbert Dingle from The Bulletin of the Institute of Physics, pp. 314-316, December 1968 annotated [by Linfoot?] with an inserted note containing further calculations; an undated note on Ritchey Chr├ętien telescopes, containing a list of observatories...
Dates: 1949-1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Edward Hubert Linfoot: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8726
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of biographical papers, wartime and post-war research files (including research papers relating to work on Meniscus Schmidt and related optical systems), papers concerning work for consultancies on the design of optical systems for commercial and other organisations, and drafts and related correspondence regarding publications, lectures and conferences.
Dates: 1920-1980 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Edward Hubert Linfoot: Lectures and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8917
Dates: 1928-1950
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds — Multiple Containers

Edward Linfoot: Notebooks on optics

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8376
Scope and Contents Notebooks I to XIV, with VII and X missing (from before point of donation). Index covers I to XIV, but omits the missing volumes, implying that they were misplaced before it was written.
Dates: 1950 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Index of Reprints, c.1925-1982

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add. 8726/D.42
Scope and Contents From the Series: Publications, Lectures, and Conferences presents a chronological sequence of drafts and related correspondence. The largest body of material relates to Linfoot's unpublished book on almost periodic functions (completed at Princeton 1929-31), and comprises a typescript draft and correspondence with the Clarendon Press Oxford and colleagues in Britain, Germany and the USA. This section also includes material relating to a mathematics colloquium organised by Linfoot and H Heilbronn at Bristol in...
Dates: c.1925-1982
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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