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Brian Wormald Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10283

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the papers relate to Wormald's academic career; in particular, there are loose notes and notebooks relating to his teaching and lecturing, and research notes and assorted drafts relating to his two major pieces of published work . There are very few personal papers or correspondence.


  • Creation: 1925-2001


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18 archive box(es) (18 boxes)

Language of Materials




The papers were received in a state of disarray - many pages were loose and had become disordered; many were also very dirty and crumpled. It has not been possible in every case to accurately identify material or to distinguish sets of notes from each other. Much of the material is undated, particularly the notebooks and lecture and research notes. Many of the dates attributed at the point of cataloguing are provisional.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance unrecorded. Presented to Cambridge University Library, c. 2006.

Related Materials

Related material held in the department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library: - Papers of Sir Herbert Butterfield: correspondence with B.H.G. Wormald, 1940-75: MS Butterfield 531/W/459-292 - Papers of Sir Herbert Butterfield: Correspondence concerning Times obituary article on Wormald by Butterfield, 1973: MS Butterfield 241/5 - Papers of Reginald James White: Correspondence with B.H.G. Wormald, [1971]: MS Add.8788/1/5/155-156

Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge: -Papers of Tom Dalyell: Cambridge University notes, W: Comprising lecture notes for Brian Wormald: Churchill/TADA/1/2/35

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