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William Renwick: Papers and Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8372

Scope and Contents

The papers are not extensive, relating essentially to the development of the EDSAC computer, 1947-1949, and include framed photographs of the machine and of its first printout in 1947.


  • Creation: 1943-1971 (circa)


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2 archive box(es) (2 boxes. Box 2 is oversize, found on AAA bench in front of WB 3, Room 1.)

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This is an abbreviated record. A full online catalogue, created by NCUACS, is available on the National Archives website at

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material was received from Mrs. J.K.M. Renwick via Plessey Controls Limited and through the good offices of Professor M.V. Wilkes, FRS. The published material in Section C was made available by the Plessey Library, Poole.

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