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Science

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 186 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

A Scheme for Establishing the Royal Society, c 1665-c 1727

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.2: 1-8
Scope and Contents

Seven drafts.

Dates: c 1665-c 1727
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
 File

Additional publications and lectures, 1949-1964

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add. 8726/D.41
Scope and Contents Contains: letter from Bernard Pagel, Royal Greenwich Observatory Archive to E.H. Linfoot, the Observatories, Madingley Road Cambridge, about the design of a Cassegrain spectrograph for the Isaac Newton Telescope, 5 May 1964; reprint of a paper by Herbert Dingle from The Bulletin of the Institute of Physics, pp. 314-316, December 1968 annotated [by Linfoot?] with an inserted note containing further calculations; an undated note on Ritchey Chrétien telescopes, containing a list of...
Dates: 1949-1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Sub-Series

Alphabetical files, 1914 - 2002

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PRTZ 3/1
Scope and Contents

This series of files were in alphabetical order. A lot of the material relates to references and honours and is therefore closed on data protection grounds.

Dates: 1914 - 2002
Conditions Governing Access: Closures are noted in the catalogue
 Unknown

"Are there Men in the Moon?", 8 Mar 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/703/2
Scope and Contents

Cutting from the Sunday Dispatch of an article by WSC asking whether life exists elsewhere in the universe. Written shortly before the war, but not published until 1942.

Dates: 8 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Fonds

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.
 Series

Audio-visual, 1975 - 2002

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PRTZ 5
Scope and Contents

This series includes a number of short films and documentaries about Max and his work. It also includes some material prepared by other scientists of the time.

Dates: 1975 - 2002
Conditions Governing Access: Only access copies can be issued. It would be helpful if these could be ordered in advance, unless the catalogue states that a copy exists already.
 Sub-sub-class

Bagnold's 'flat-files'

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BGND B.14-B.15
Scope and Contents

Containing data on size of sand grains from the Libyan Desert.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

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).
 Fonds

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.
 Fonds

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).
 Fonds

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).
 Series

Correspondence, 1921 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CKFT 20
Scope and Contents This is a wide-ranging series, covering a large proportion of Cockcroft's career from his time at university until his death. Retaining Cockcroft's own arrangement, the series has been split into sections including: general correspondence with scientists; correspondence with particular individuals; correspondence arranged by subject; correspondence with and on the numerous people who asked for Cockcroft's help in finding various positions, after the Second World War; miscellaneous papers;...
Dates: 1921 - 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Series

Correspondence, 1914 - 2002

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PRTZ 3
Scope and Contents

This series mainly comprises reference requests for employment and nominations for awards, including the Nobel Prize. Also included are off-prints of scientific and philosophical papers. The material relating to groups and organisations has been arranged into a separate series.

Dates: 1914 - 2002
Conditions Governing Access: Much of the material concerns recommendations for prizes, and reference requests. In light of this, some of the files have been closed on data protection grounds. Where practical if closed material could be separated from the file easily, where there was a clear division, then the rest of the records are open to researchers.
 Fonds

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
 Fonds

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).
 Fonds

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).
 Series — History of New Museums

'History of New Museums', 1716 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/History of New Museums
Scope and Contents

This collection of records assembled by John Willis Clark, documents the development of the former Botanic Garden in central Cambridge as the site - the New Museums site as it became known - for teaching and research in science subjects. Clark, who was Superintendent of the Museum of Zoology and Secretary of the Museums and Lecture Rooms Syndicate 1865-91, provided a contents list at the start of each volume. This has been transcribed in the descriptions below.

Dates: 1716 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Index of Reprints, c.1925-1982

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add. 8726/D.42
Scope and Contents From the Series: Publications, Lectures, and Conferences presents a chronological sequence of drafts and related correspondence. The largest body of material relates to Linfoot's unpublished book on almost periodic functions (completed at Princeton 1929-31), and comprises a typescript draft and correspondence with the Clarendon Press Oxford and colleagues in Britain, Germany and the USA. This section also includes material relating to a mathematics colloquium organised by Linfoot and H Heilbronn at Bristol...
Dates: c.1925-1982
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

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).
 Fonds

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).
 File

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).
 Series

Laboratory notebooks, 1927-03-31 - 1946-04-19

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CKFT 1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Papers comprising laboratory notebooks, articles, lectures, correspondence and photographs.
Also includes records of the Kapitza Club, 1922-58 and 1966, and copy papers of the Maud Committee, 1940-1.
With offprints of papers by Ernest Rutherford, 1872-1913.

Dates: 1927-03-31 - 1946-04-19
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Series

Literary, 1937 - 2002

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PRTZ 4
Scope and Contents

This series includes published scientific papers, articles about scientific and other issues, some obituaries, book reviews published in New York and London, and notes for both lectures and speeches.

Dates: 1937 - 2002
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Literary: articles: News of the World 4., Oct 1937 - Nov 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/567
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "The General Strike" on the railway strikes of 1911 and 1919, and the General Strike of 1926; "The Crisis of 1931" on the economic crisis of summer 1931 and the fall of Ramsay Macdonald's Labour Government; "Vision of the Future Through Eyes of Science" on the history and future of human progress; "Life in a World Controlled by the Scientists" on the future possibilities and risks of science.Also includes: annotated proofs...
Dates: Oct 1937 - Nov 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

Literary: articles: News of the World 5., Nov 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/568
Scope and Contents

Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "Mankind is Confronted by One Supreme Task" on the need to control scientific progress; "A Federation for Peace is the Hope of the World" on the impersonality of modern war and the need for a strong League of Nations.Also includes: annotated proofs from "Thoughts and Adventures".

Dates: Nov 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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