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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1905 - 1982

Biography

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 2 Collections and/or Records:

 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).
 File

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 The largest body of material relates to Linfoot's unpublished book on almost periodic functions (completed at Princeton 1929-31), and comprises a typescript draft and correspondence with the Clarendon Press Oxford and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...
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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Astronomy 1
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England 1
Optics 1
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