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Ramsey: The Papers of Frank Plumpton Ramsey

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FPR

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises photocopies of personal and family papers, including correspondence with Lettice Ramsey (nee Baker), letters to his parents, diaries, an Apostles paper and obituaries.


  • 1903-04 - 1981


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright in the published and unpublished writings of Frank Plumpton Ramsey is held by King's College, Cambridge. Please contact the Archivist for further information.

Biographical / Historical

Frank Plumpton Ramsey was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, 1920. He was elected Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and Lecturer in Mathematics in 1924, and University Lecturer and Director of Studies in Mathematics at King's in 1926.


14 envelope(s) : paper

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Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue is available in hard copy in the Archive Centre.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The black and white photocopies were given by Dr Jane Burch in 1987. The letters in FPR/2, diary in FPR/1/1 and scrapbook FPR/5 were loaned by the family to the College for the purpose of additional photo-reproduction, in April 2015.

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals held by the Ramsey family.

Related Materials

A collection of Frank Ramsey papers is held in the Special Collections Department of the Library at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.


For biographical details of Frank Plumpton Ramsey, see: 'Annual Report of the Council, King's College, Cambridge' Nov. 1930. A copy is available in the Archive Centre.


Copies of photocopies are permitted, by letter from Jane Burch dated 21 June 2001 and held in the accessions folder.

Date information

DateText: Mostly 1909-1930; 1951; 1981; 2004.


Ramsey, Frank Plumpton (1903-30), philosopher

2001-07-20 14:30:52+00:00
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Repository Details

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

King's College
Cambridge CB2 1ST United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 331444

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.