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Physics

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

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Ambrose Fleming: Notes on James Clerk Maxwell's lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8082-8083
Scope and Contents Notes by Ambrose Fleming on the last course of lectures given by James Clerk Maxwell at Cambridge University, delivered October 1878 - June 1879. There is an index at the front of each volume.
Dates: 1878-1879
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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Copy of report on Ronald Stansfield's work at the Cavendish Laboratory supervised by Lord Rutherford, 1936-7, and correspondence with and about Rutherford, 1910 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 47
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises a wide variety of material from a number of different sources which have been deemed too small to be considered individual collections in their own right and have been grouped together under the heading "miscellaneous". Subjects covered include First and Second World Wars, the Falklands Campaign, and recollections of Sir Winston Churchill.
Dates: 1910 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.
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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; and...
Dates: 1921 - 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Cosslett Associated Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0014/COSS AS
Scope and Contents Drawings relating to the construction of the first UK high voltage transmission electron microscope at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
Dates: 1960 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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De motu Corporum Liber Secundus, c 1687

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3990
Scope and Contents Draft of 'De Mundi Systemate', first printed in 1731.
Dates: c 1687
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.
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Douglas Rayner Hartree: Calculations on Schubaurer's Ellipse

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8329
Scope and Contents Four folders of handwritten calculations, c. 1930s: Schubaurer's Ellipse - 0.2 to 0.4, 0.4 to 1.0, 1.0 to 1.8, and 1.8 to 2.0. Loose items: a letter from L.J. Comrie to Hartree, 17 September 1937, discussing a calculation; a letter from Bertha Jeffreys, Lady Jeffreys, to A.E.B. Owen, 5 December 1986, forwarding a letter from Prof. L. Howarth of Bristol, confirming that the papers were likely to be those of Hartree, and citing his publications on these experiments.
Dates: 1930-1986 (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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Edmund Hopkinson: Notes on Nicholas Saunderson's Lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9752
Scope and Contents Covers mechanicks, hydrostaticks, pneumaticks, sounds, opticks, the rainbow, astronomy and tides.
Dates: 1723
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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Ernest Rutherford: Letters to A.B. Wood

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8404
Scope and Contents Typescript and manuscript letters from Ernest Rutherford to A.B. Wood, with a covering note of 28 March 1984.
Dates: 1913-1935
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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Francis William Aston: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8322
Scope and Contents Aston's research papers consist of four notebooks recording work on positive rays, 1911-1913, and a few unidentified manuscript calculations. His time at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough is documented by reports on his work submitted to the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1917-1919 and a humorous account of wartime activities at Farnborough by an unidentified author. Publications material consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of a small number of Aston's publications,...
Dates: 1901-1945 (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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Frank Oldham: Student Notebooks

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8327
Scope and Contents Oldham's notes of his experimental work in physics for the Natural Sciences Tripos, Part II, 1925-1927. An enclosed letter from Oldham, 24 July 1973, explains that he came to St John's College, Cambridge, in 1925 with a degree from King's College, London, which excused him from Part I of the Tripos. A copy letter from Prof. A.B. Pippard, 12 July 1973, acknowledges receipt of the notebooks for the Cavendish Laboratory archives.
Dates: 1925-1973
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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George Frederick Charles Searle: Notebooks and Class Experiments

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8324
Dates: 1892-1944 (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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James Clerk Maxwell: Letters to George Chrystal and other papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8375
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of papers relating to James Clerk Maxwell, George Chrystal, Prof. William Garnett (Maxwell's Demonstrator at the Cavendish Laboratory), and John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh. A typed note states '5.10.67: Presented by Professor Mott, these were found among the possessions of his late Father, who worked in the Cavendish Laboratory for two years in the early days'. The miscellaneous items, nos. 22-26, are in Maxwell's hand.
Dates: 1874-1885
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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John Desmond Bernal: Scientific and Personal Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8287
Scope and Contents A. Scientific Writings (24 boxes) 1.1-1.2. Books; 2.1-2.10. Contributions to books; 3.1-3.225. Periodicals; 4.1-4.60. Unpublished writings. B. Non-scientific Writings (33 boxes) 1.1-1.12. Books; 2.1-2.21. Contributions to books; 3.1-3.392. Periodicals; 4.1-4.115. Unpublished writings; 5.1-5.69. Broadcasts. C. Birkbeck College (1 box) 1-11. Correspondence, photographs, visitor's books, lectures, annual reports, etc. D. War (2 boxes) 1-13. Diaries, correspondence, photographs, maps, reports,...
Dates: 1950 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Section R is closed to readers until 2021.
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John Parnther: Notes and transcripts of lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.589
Scope and Contents Notes by John Parnther of Peterhouse College on a series of lectures given at Cambridge University. Lectures by N. Saunderson and Robert Smith on hydrostatics, sounds, optics, mechanics, astronomy, the tides, technical chronology, dioptrica and catoptrica.
Dates: 1727-1729
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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Minutes and officers's files of the New Pythagoreans, 1929 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.95
Scope and Contents From the Management Group: The category - Student administration and support records - comprises records relating to student admissions at all levels, graduate students, visiting senior scholars, student careers advice and welfare, together with the records of clubs and societies.
Dates: 1929 - 1992
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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Minutes of conjoint meetings of Special Boards for Medicine, Physics and Chemistry, and Biology and Geology, 1885 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.V.44
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Management Group: Minutes of Boards of Studies, from 1926 known as Faculty Boards, may cover governance, appointments, budgets, curriculum development, examining and accommodation.
Dates: 1885 - 1925
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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Minutes of the Faculty Board of Physics and Chemistry, predecessor and subordinate bodies, 1882 - 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.V.83-8 etc
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Management Group: Minutes of Boards of Studies, from 1926 known as Faculty Boards, may cover governance, appointments, budgets, curriculum development, examining and accommodation.
Dates: 1882 - 1974
Conditions Governing Access: This material is closed to scholars for 50 years from the date of creation as a condition of transfer.
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Miscellaneous Notes, c 1670-c 1680

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3974
Scope and Contents On gems and other subjects.
Dates: c 1670-c 1680
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.
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Papers of Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KPZA
Scope and Contents The material was mainly collected by Professor David Schoenberg while he was writing the Royal Society Memoir of Kapitza in 1985. Régis Brun provided additional correspondence to, from and about Kapitza in 2007. This is a small collection of papers, pamphlets, letters and extracts from published sources relating to Kapitza. It includes xerox copies.
Dates: 1900 - 1994
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Papers of the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry, 1964 - 1997

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/PC
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Management Group: The category - Teaching, learning and research records - comprises records relating to curriculum delivery and examination, further research and the award of degrees; also such adjuncts to study as laboratories, the Botanic Garden and University Library.
Dates: 1964 - 1997
Conditions Governing Access: This material is closed to scholars for 50 years from the date of creation as a condition of transfer to the University Archives. Additionally, Degree and Appointments Committees papers are closed for 80 years under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
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Physics, c 1650-c 1750

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/16
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Macclesfield Collection principally comprises the archives of John Collins (1625-1683) and William Jones (1675-1749). As well as being mathematicians in their own right, both men corresponded with leading scientific figures of their day and so the collection includes autograph material by Isaac Newton, Edmond Halley, Henry Briggs, Roger Cotes, Henry Oldenburg and Robert Hooke.
Dates: c 1650-c 1750
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
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Physics: General, 1939-02-16 - 1990-06-27

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/87
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds: This series contains files on each topic set out in Joseph Needham's grand plan for 'Science and Civilisation in China'.
Dates: 1939-02-16 - 1990-06-27
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Physics: Magnetism and electricity 1, 1930 - 1991-04-13

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/94
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds: This series contains files on each topic set out in Joseph Needham's grand plan for 'Science and Civilisation in China'.
Dates: 1930 - 1991-04-13
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Physics: Magnetism and electricity 2, 1877 - 1994-04-14

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/95
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds: This series contains files on each topic set out in Joseph Needham's grand plan for 'Science and Civilisation in China'.
Dates: 1877 - 1994-04-14
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R V Jones Associated Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RVJO AS
Scope and Contents These papers were deposited by Steuart Campbell, who corresponded with R V Jones in the 1980s. The contents are mainly letters from R V Jones, sent to Campbell between 1980 and 1988.
Dates: 1980 - 1988
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is owned by Churchill College. The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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