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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.


  • Creation: 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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


5 archive box(es) (5 boxes)

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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy catalogue is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. An online catalogue, created by NCUACS, is available on the National Archives website at

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were received in November 1988 and February 1989 from Mrs Joyce Linfoot.

Related Materials

See also CUL MS Add.8917 Notebooks recording Linfoot's optics research form an earlier depost in CUL (Add.8376). Notebooks recording mathematics lectures attend by Linfoot 1924-32 were deposited in the Library of Trinity College Cambridge in 1984 (Add.Ms.b.179-199). They also have a collection of Linfoot's papers (Trinity/LINFOOT).

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Repository Details

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