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Alexander Monro: Lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7963-7965
Scope and Contents

Notes on lectures by Monro.

Dates: 1750 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Arthur Tansley: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Tansley
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of biographical materials (mainly about or rembrances of Tansley), notes and notebooks used by Tansley for field notes, manuscripts and notes for Tansley's book and lectures and psychology, correspondence and other materials relate to publications, material related to lectures and broadcasts (the latter of which Tansley may not have been involved in), documentation of Tansley's involvement in various Societies and Organisations (he had key roles in several),...
Dates: 1854-2008
Conditions Governing Access: Some items are restricted at the discretion of the Keeper of Manuscripts.
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Boris Liapounov: Memoir of Aleksandr Liapounov

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6656
Scope and Contents

Sketch of the life and work of A. M. Liapounov by B.M. Lyapunov, which appeared in the Reports of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1930, with related works, translated into English by A. J. Pressland, 89 folios: (fo. 1) the Russian Academy sketch; (fo. 46) lecture by A. M. Liapunov 'On the form of celestial bodies'; (fo. 77) obituary notice for Liapounov. Contributors include A. J. Pressland.

Dates: 1930
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge Svalbard Exploration Collection

Reference Code: GBR/590/CSEC
Scope and Contents The Svalbard Archive collection contains accounting records, administration files, expedition notes, and equipment records which all relate to work undertaken in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) from 1949 until 1992. Much of this material includes far more information than has been previously published about the expeditions or the work undertaken.Most of the expedition records are organized on the twinlock system – and include administrative papers, logs of each party, bulletins, accounts,...
Dates: 1933-2000
Conditions Governing Access: Some of these records are fragile -access may only be possible with support from specialist staff. Please seek guidance.
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Cavendish Laboratory: Experimental Notebooks

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8326
Scope and Contents

Notebooks describing experiments carried out at the Cavendish Laboratory: Box 1: to 1900 Box 2: 1902-1905 Box 3: 1906-1922 Box 4: 1911-1934

Dates: 1900-1934 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Charles Babbage: mathematical and scientific notebooks and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8705
Dates: 1806-1878 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Dorothea Oschinsky: Doctoral Thesis and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9355
Dates: 1933-1995
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Family papers of George Biddell Airy

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10214
Scope and Contents

Contains material relating to family history (MS Add. 10214/1) and letters (MS Add. 10214/2) including:
hints for an excursion letter to Monsieur Verrier, 1864; letters to Professor Sedgwick, 1846-1847; letters to daugther and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Routh 1866-1884; notes written by Hilda Routh 1898; postcard to S.W. Coles 1940.

Dates: 1846-1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Four volumes of Yarrell's British Birds in the fourth edition from the library of Thomas Parkin

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10245
Dates: 1834-1909
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Herschel Manuscript Catalogue of Stars

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10234
Scope and Contents

A fair copy of a Catalogue of Stars Visible on the Horizon of Calcutta, drawn up by J. W. F. Herschel to accompany the ten feet reflecting telescope sent to his relations including medical doctor, Duncan Stewart, eldest brother of Lady Margaret Herschel, employed by the East India Company, 1825-1855.

Dates: c.1860
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Isaac Newton letter to William Wright

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10235
Dates: 12 Oct 1712
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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J. Stuart Glass : Mechanical Sciences Tripos notebooks

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8700
Scope and Contents

Mechanical Sciences Tripos notebooks compiled by James Stuart Glass of Queens' College, Cambridge.

Dates: 1940-1942
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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James Speare: Remarks on Newton

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5951
Scope and Contents

138 folios. Fos 2, 3, 13-22, 26-33, 46-54, 63-67, 74 and 92-138 are blank. On fo. 1v: 'F. W. Lodington Ex dono J. Speare 1816'.

Dates: 1797
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Medical case-books of George Murray Humphry (1820-1896)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10169
Scope and Contents Hospital case-books dating from Humphry's apprenticeship to J. G. Crosse, surgeon to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital (2 vols.) and continuing under Humphry at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge (9 vols,). Includes general and surgical wards cases. Many entries are in Humphry's hand with some penned by other doctors and surgeons. Two later volumes include pasted-in patient charts; one in a printed surgical case-book format. Additional to the case-books is Humphry's Anatomical Museum...
Dates: 1836 - ? 1919
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Neil Wiseman papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Wiseman
Scope and Contents

Comprised of brief Biographical materials, a substantial number of items related to Wiseman's research at the University Mathematical Laboratory in Cambridge, material related to Lectures and Publications, materials related to Visits and Conferences, documentation of Wiseman's involvement in Societies and Organisations, material related to Wiseman's two Consultancy companies, and some of Wiseman's correpondence.

Dates: 1959-2002
Conditions Governing Access: Some items are restricted at the discretion of the Keeper of Manuscripts.
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Our Own Magazine

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6232
Scope and Contents

Vol. 2, 1867.

Dates: 1867
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers of Nancy Lane

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10351
Content Description

Comprises: personal and biographical papers, including honours, appointments and life-history; papers relating to WiSETI (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative) and other related initiatives to promote women in SET; papers relating to talks, lectures and overseas trips on the topic of women in science; notes for Part II Zoology lectures; correspondence; interview with Pamela Smith for 'Women at Cambridge' event; photographs.

Dates: 1944 - 2020
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Revd. Arthur Ashley Sykes, letters and tables on eclipses from Gabriel Morris

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10237
Scope and Contents

A series of four letters, including some calculation tables, written by Gabriel Morris to the Revd. Arthur Ashley Sykes (1684?-1756), discussing the extent of various eclipses, with mention of Edmund Halley.

Dates: Sep. 1732-Oct. 1732
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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"The Early Days of Radar in Great Britain"

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AWLK
Scope and Contents

A typescript personal account by Wilkins of the origins of radar, the work of Sir Robert Watson-Watt, the Tizard Committee, and the setting up of a coastal chain of radar stations which were important during the Second World War Battle of Britain. Wilkins was asked to write his account by John Ashworth Ratcliffe as a counter to the official account by Watson-Watt "Three steps to victory; a personal account by radar's greatest pioneer" (Odhams, London, c 1957).

Dates: 1977
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Air Commodore Francis Banks

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FROB
Scope and Contents

Papers and photographs mainly relating to Bank's career in aviation.

Dates: 1908 - 1988
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Alan Agar

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AGAR
Scope and Contents

This collection comprises papers concerned with the preparation of Agar’s book "The History of European Commercial Electron Microscopes"; historical micrographs recorded on early instruments; and catalogues/reprints of information on electron microscopes.

Dates: 1936 - 1999
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Arthur Woodward-Nutt

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WONU
Scope and Contents

The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre covers Woodward-Nutt's early career at the Royal Aircraft Establishment and the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, and his post-war career in the Ministry of Aviation.

Dates: 1926 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Baron Baker of Windrush

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LDBA
Scope and Contents The most extensive and particularly interesting material in this varied collection is that relating to Lord Baker's wartime work on air raid precautions, analysing bomb and other enemy damage and devising ways of protecting buildings and personnel. There are also important sections on the work of the Department of Engineering in Cambridge University, the University itself and the University Grants Committee. There is considerable material relating to Lord Baker's membership of a wide range...
Dates: 1921 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access: With the exception of a few files, which are still closed (details are available in the catalogue), the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Bruno Pontecorvo

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PNVO
Scope and Contents

Personal papers and correspondence relating to Bruno and Marianne Pontecorvo and their family, including Bruno's scientific correspondence.

Dates: 1917 - 2004
Conditions Governing Access: With some exceptions marked in the catalogue, the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Dame Athene Donald

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DNLD
Scope and Contents

The majority of the collection relates to Donald's scientific career and research: including publications; academic conferences; papers relating to scientists collaborating and working for Donald; scientific findings and data. It also includes material, including articles, relating to Donald's role as a gender equality champion and a copy of her blog.

Dates: 1970 - 2016
Conditions Governing Access: Closed until listed.
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