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Kenneth Bailey: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8723

Scope and Contents

The material presented here as a single chronological sequence is almost exclusively correspondence concerning the last few years of Bailey's life and regrettably does not reflect his scientific achievement. There is personal correspondence 1955 (letters to Bailey only) and scientific correspondence between Bailey and Perry 1960-61. The greater part of the correspondence, however, relates to the difficulties of Bailey's final year, 1962-63, arrangements after his death, appreciations, obituaries and so on. Non-correspondence items include Bailey's memorial address for W T Astbury 1961 and a little undated research material. Includes excerpt from an account of the career of Kenneth Bailey by Professor S.V. Perry


  • Creation: 1955-1965


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This is an abbreviated record. An full version can be accessed via the online catalogue, created by NCUACS, on the National Archives website at

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material was received in February 1988 from S.V. Perry, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry in the University of Birmingham and close colleague of Kenneth Bailey's for many years until his death in 1963. The arrival of the Bailey papers for cataloguing in the NCUACS's offices at Bath concluded enquiries first initiated by the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre in Oxford in 1975.

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