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Field notebooks and travel journals, 1945 - 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JVR/11

Scope and Contents

This series comprises items that constitute a personal record of Joan Robinson's travels in Europe, Asia and Central America. They include travel notes, itineraries, and field notes recording visits to factories, farms, and other places. Particularly detailed are the notes taken while in China during 1963-4, 1967 and 1972.
Most of Joan Robinson's field notes were placed in notebooks on which the recto sides of the sheets were used, then the notebook turned round and started again from the back. When describing the contents of these notebooks, the information on the recto pages has been listed first, with that on the verso sides listed thereafter. Recto references appear as straight numbers (e.g., [ff. 1-4]), while references to pages written after the notebook had been turned around have a 'v' after the folio numbers and the pages seem to appear in reverse order (e.g. [ff. 4v-1v]).


  • Creation: 1945 - 1979


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Access to some material in this collection is restricted while the author is still living, on the ground that it touches on their private or professional concerns. Other material has been reserved because, in the College's opinion, the contents of these files might be considered confidential, or offensive, by living people other than the author. Further information about such restrictions will be provided in the records of relevant items and files.


8 volume(s) : paper

11 notebook(s)

3 envelope(s)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2003-03-21 10:41:16+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository

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