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Lewis Richardson: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9228

Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence, including much photocopied material, collected by Oliver M. Ashford, Richardson's colleague, for his biography Prophet or professor? The life and work of Lewis Fry Richardson, 1985, and for his edition, with others, of Collected papers of Lewis Fry Richardson, 1993.


  • Creation: 1881-1993 (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 (


4 archive box(es) (4 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were received in September 1993 from Mr O.M. Ashford, a colleague and close friend of Richardson and the Richardson family, who brought the material together over many years in the preparation of his biography of Richardson Prophet or Professor? The Life and Work of Lewis Fry Richardson (Adam Hilger, Bristol & Boston MA, 1985).

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Repository Details

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